Philippe Odressi Pitre

1890 Houma, Louisiana 1976 Houma, Louisiana



Continuation of tree (7th child of Jean Pitre/Camilla Darce); all known surname descendants:

                 8          Philippe Odressi Pitre  b: 9 September 1890  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 17 February 1976  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                +Ezar Engeron  b: Abt. 1893; m: 30 September 1912  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Charles/Eva Smith] (divorced 30 July 1920); d: 22 November 1946  New Orleans, LA

                        9               Bernice Pitre  b: 8 July 1914  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 17 June 1998  Westwego, Jefferson, LA

                                              +(Rev.) Juan Alberto Garay  b: 26 September 1903  Granada, Granada, Nicaragua; m: unknown [Juan/Juliana Taleneo]; d: 4 January 1959  New Orleans, LA


                          *2nd Wife of Philippe Odressi Pitre:

                                +Olivia J. Pitre  b: 30 November 1902  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 2 July 1927  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Aubert Lee/Mary Octavia Babin]; d: 23 August 1983  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                       9                  Erma Pitre  b: Abt. 1934; d: Aft. June 1998



 Notes for Philippe Odressi Pitre:


- 1920


- 1930


- 1940 Connely, Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Odrisse Pitre 43 [$600 house value], wife Olive 37, Erma 5; parents Eugene Pitre 87 & wife Camelia 78.   [Pitre Lane]


- 1950 Daigleville, Terrebonne, LA:  Audrie Petrie 59 oyster shucker/seafood, wife Olevia 47, Urna 15, widowed mother Cornelia 88.


WW1 registration records:  Odressi Pitre; Terrebonne, LA; b. 9 Sep 1892, Houma, LA; sole support of wife & child; medium height, slender build; dark eyes & dark hair.  (5 June 1917)

WWII records:  Odressie Philip Pitre, Pitre (Daigleville), Box 706, Houma; b. 9 Sep 1891 Terrebonne, LA; contact Otis Smith (same address); farmer (renter); 5'5", 118 lbs., blue eyes & gray hair, light complexion; 26 Apr 1942 Houma, LA.


Notes for Ezar Engeron:

2nd marriage: 15 October 1920 to Joseph Elcie Pitre

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 23 November 1946:  On Friday, November 22, 1946, at 9:55 o'clock a.m., Ezar Engeron Pitre, mother of Raymond and Albert Pitre, Mrs. Bernice Garay; daughter of Eva Smith and the late Charles Engeron; sister of Eugene Engeron; also survived by five grandchildren; a native of Houma, La., and a resident of this city.  Remains were forwarded from the Laudumier funeral home, 1225 North Rampart street, near Governor Nicholls, to Houma, La.  Funeral services will take place at Houma, La., on Saturday, November 23, 1946.


Obituaries for the children:

Bernice Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA):  Bernice Pitre Garay, 83, a native of Houma and resident of Westwego, died at 8:17 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 1998.  Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to funeral time Wednesday at Westside Funeral Home in Marrero.  Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with interment in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in New Orleans.  She is survived by one son Anthony Paul "Tony" Garay; special friend, Christian Finch; two nieces; four nephews; five great-nephews; and five great-nieces; and two great-great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Juan A. Garay; her parents, Odressie and Ezar Engeron Pitre; two brothers; and one sister.



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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:  11 October 2022.