Mathurin 'Scott' Pitre

1852 Lafourche, Louisiana – 1906 New Orleans, LA



Continuation of tree (9th child of Mathurin Pitre/Felicite Esther Thibodeaux); all known surname descendants:

              7      Mathurin 'Scott' Pitre  b: 13 September 1852  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 25 May 1906  New Orleans, LA

                                + Clara Elizabeth Scott  b: November 1853  Pittsburgh, PA; m: 31 May 1873  New Orleans, LA [Alexander/Eliza Greenfield]; d: 27 December 1907  New Orleans, LA

                         8           Matrian Winfield Pitre (aka Pete)  b: 29 July 1874  New Orleans, LA; d: 5 January 1937  Shreveport, Caddo, LA

                                        + Lillian ---  b: July 1874  Nebraska; m: Abt. 1898; d: Aft. 1900   

                                     *2nd Wife of Matrian Winfield Pete:     

                                        + Stella Hill Stephens (Starr)  b: Abt. 1876; m: unknown; d: Aft. January 1937   

                         8           Esther 'Hester' Wanita Pete  b: 30 October 1876  Algiers, Orleans, LA; d: 2 February 1957  New Orleans, LA

                                        + Fredrick Louis Schroeder  b: 8 March 1875; m: 20 May 1896  New Orleans, LA [Adolph H./Elizabeth Kelt]; d: 29 May 1929  New Orleans, LA

                         8           Clara Elmere Pete  b: 5 September 1878  Algiers, Orleans, LA; d: 25 July 1948  New Orleans, LA

                                        + Charles Jallans  b: 24 August 1875  New Orleans, LA; m: 19 March 1900  New Orleans, LA; d: 10 April 1938  New Orleans, LA

                         8           Lotta Eliza Pete  b: 1 January 1881  Algiers, Orleans, LA                                

                         8           Lotta Eliza Pete  b: 1 January 1883  New Orleans, LA; d: 17 January 1956  New Orleans, LA

                                        + Henry Turpia  b: April 1879  Louisiana; m: Abt. 1899; d: Aft. 1900 (divorced 24 Sep 1901)

                                     *2nd Husband of Lotta Eliza Pete:

                                        + August Stander  b: Abt. 1877; m: 5 June 1902  New Orleans, LA (divorced by 1910)

                         8           Alfred Melvin Alexander Pete  b: 27 December 1886  New Orleans, LA; d: 6 May 1887  New Orleans, LA  

                         8           John Rubert 'Rubbird' Pete  b: 20 October 1892  New Orleans, LA; d: 3 August 1947  East End, Jefferson, LA

                                        + Alma Caroline 'Carrie' Tharp  b: 26 February 1894  New Orleans, LA; m: 30 July 1917  New Orleans, LA [Charles Edward/Christine E. Kurz]; d: 10 December 1971  Metairie, Jefferson, LA



Notes for Mathurin 'Scott' Pitre:


- 1880 Algiers, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana:  Scott Pete 27 (breakman), wife C. Elizabeth 27, M. Wingfield 6, H. Wanita 3, C. Elmier 2.


- 1900 New Orleans, LA:  Scott Pete 46 (policeman), wife of 27 years Clara 46 (5 of 7 children still living), John 8; daughter Lottie 19, husband of 1 year Henry Turpia 21 (newsdealer).


- 1910 New Orleans, LA:  Lotta Stander 27, brother John P. 18 (elevator boy/bank)  [2824 St. Phillip Street]


- 1930 New Orleans, LA:  Lottie E. Pete 47 midwife, Mabel Doureux 27 boarder  [2536 Dumaine St.]


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 26 May 1906:  On Friday, May 25, 1906, at 5 o'clock a.m., Scott Pete, aged 52 years and 9 months, a native of Thibodaux, La., and a resident of this city for fifty years.  Relatives, friends and acquaintances of the family, also the officers and members of the Police Benevolent Association, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Saturday, May 26, at 4 p.m., from his late residence, No. 3932 Dumaine, near Olga Street.

 Scott Pete - well known city park policeman dies suddenly - Patrolman Scott Pete, aged 58 years, died suddenly at his residence at 5 o'clock yesterday morning of heart disease. The deceased had been ailing for the past fifteen days, but no serious results were expected. Patrolman Pete was appointed on the force on June 7, 1893, as a Supernumerary, and was promoted Feb. 4, 1900.  On April 24, 1901, he was appointed park policeman and assigned to the City Park, where he served until illness compelled him to remain at home.  The deceased was a native of Thibodaux, La., and leaves a widow and five children, three daughters, Mrs. F.L. Schroeder, Mrs. C. Jallous and Mrs. A. Stander, and two sons, Matt Pete and John Pete.  His funeral will take place at 4 o'clock this afternoon from his late residence, No. 3932 Dumaine, near Olga Street.


Tombstone Inscriptions, St. Louis Cemetery #3, New Orleans:  SCOTT PETE / Timothy J. Pete / June 11, 1952 - Sept. 25, 1988 / William J. Pete / Mar. 26, 1925 - Aug. 16, 2013 / PETE  (side) Scott Pete / 1852 - 1906 / Clara Scott / wife of Scott Pete / 1853 - 1907 / Matt W. Pete / died January 6, 1937 age 62 yrs / John R. Pete / died August 3, 1947 age 54 yrs / Elmere Jallans / 1879 - 1948 / Charles Jallans Jr / 1917 - 1952 / Lotta E. Pete / 1883 - 1956 / Alma T. Pete / 1894 - 1971 / Charles Hickory Pete / 1921 - 1988 / Timothy J. Pete 1952 - 1988 / Scott C. Pete / 1919 - 2002 / Matt Pete


Notes for Clara Elizabeth Scott:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 29 December 1907:  On Friday, Dec. 27, 1907, at 6 o'clock a.m., Clara Scott, widow of the late Scott Pete, aged 51 years, a native of Bradford, Pa., and a resident of this city fifty years.


Online photo:


Obituaries for the children:

Matrian Winfield Pete:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 7 Jan 1937 - At Shreveport, La., on Tuesday, January 5, 1937, at 4:40 o'clock, Winfield Matrian Pitre (Pete), husband of Stella Starr, brother of Mrs. Charles Jallans, Mrs. Fred Schroeder, Mrs. L.E. Pete and John Pete, aged 61 years; a native of New Orleans, La.  Funeral services Friday, January 8, 1937, at 10 o'clock a.m., from the Auxiliary Funeral Home of Jacob Schoen and Son, 3827 Canal street, at North Scott.  Interment in St. Louis cemetery No. 3.


Esther Wanita Pete:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 3 February 1957:  On Saturday morning, February 2, 1957, at 11 o'clock, Hester Pete, in her 81st year, wife of the late Frederick L. Schroeder; mother of Mrs. Ethel Liberto and the late William A. Schroeder; also survived by four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the P.J. McMahon and Sons Funeral Home, 4500 Canal street near cemeteries, at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, February 3, 1957, followed by services at Grace Episcopal church.  Interment in Greenwood cemetery.

Tombstone Inscription, Greenwood Cemetery:  Frederick L. Schroeder / born March 8, 1875 died May 29, 1929 / Grace Schroeder / born Dec. 23, 1925 died Dec. 9, 1934 / William A. Schroeder / born Sept. 10, 1896 died Nov. 14, 1948 / Hester Pete Schroeder / 1876 - 1957 / Robert W. Schroeder / 1945 - 1958


Clara Elmere Pete:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 26 July 1948:  Of 2108 Dumaine street, on Sunday, July 25, 1948, at 10:30 o'clock a.m., Elmere Pete, wife of the late Charles Jallans Sr.; mother of Charles Jallans Jr.; sister of Mrs. Hester Schroeder, Mrs. L.E. Pete and the late Matta and John R. Pete; aged 68 years; a native of New Orleans, La., and a resident of this city.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, July 27, 1948, at 4 o'clock p.m., from the auxillary funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, 3827 Canal street, at North Scott street.  Religious services at St. Ann's church.  Interment in St. Louis cemetery No. 3.


Lotta Eliza Pete:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 19 January 1956:  On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1956, at 5:50 o'clock p.m., Lotta Pete, daughter of the late Clara Scott and Scott Pete, sister of Mrs. Hester Schroeder, and the late Elmire Jallans, Matthew and John Pete.  Age 73 years.  A native of New Orleans, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral, Thursday, Jan. 19, 1956, at 9:45 o'clock a.m., from the auxillary funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, Inc., 3827 Canal st. at N. Scott.  Requiem mass at St. Rose de Lima church.  Interment St. Louis No. 3 cemetery.


John Rupert 'Rubbird' Pete:  New Orleans Item (New Orleans, LA0, Monday, 4 August 1947:  Pete - Of East End, Jefferson Parish, on Sunday, Aug. 3, 1947, at 1 o'clock a.m.  John Pete Sr., beloved husband of Alma Tharp, father of John R. Jr., Scott, Charles, Raymond, William, Roy, Harold, Edward, Alfred, Cherie and Latta Pete, Mrs. Henry Blappert, brother of Mrs. C. Jallans, Mrs. Hester Schroeder and Mrs. L. E. Pete; also survived by one granddaughter; aged 54 years; a native of New Orleans.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral Monday, Aug. 4, 1947, at 10:30 o'clock a.m. from the auxiliary funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, with Requiem Mass at St. Louis of France Church, East End, Jefferson Parish.  Interment in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.


Back one generation to parents of Mathurin 'Scott' Pitre

Back to Table of Contents


Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes  (Rev. Hebert)

Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).

Some birthdates in RED taken from Social Security records based on obituary/tombstone inscription deathdate.


Last updated:  12 November 2017.