Pierre Pitre

1828 Tignish, PEI – 1885 Hope River, PEI



Continuation of tree (1st child of Moise Pitre/Marie Blanchard); all known surname descendants:

              7     Pierre Pitre  b: Abt. 1828  Tignish, PEI; d: 25 November 1885  Hope River, PEI

                            +Marie Richard  b: Abt. 1829  Tignish, PEI; m: 28 February 1854  Tignish, PEI [Fidele/Domitile Gaudet]; d: 24 October 1907  Salem, Essex, MA

                        8        Mary Judith Pitre  b: 22 December 1855  Tignish, PEI; d: 22 August 1912  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                                     +Albert Desroches  b: Abt. 1853  Tignish, PEI; m: 12 February 1877  St. Simon & St. Jude, Tignish, PEI; d: Aft. 1885                                        

                        8        Sophia Pitre  b: 3 March 1859  Tignish, PEI; d: 4 February 1914  Salem, Essex, MA

                        8        Bruno Pitre  b: 20 April 1861  Tignish, PEI; d: 2 August 1923  St. Louis, PEI

                                     +Marie Catherine Chiasson  b: 6 March 1870  Tignish, PEI; m: 31 January 1888  Immaculate Conception, Palmer Road, PEI [Mathias/Leocadie Buot]; d: 7 May 1929  Summerside, PEI

                        8        Peter Pitre  b: 10 June 1863  St. Simon & St. Jude, Tignish, PEI; d: 6 May 1949  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                                     +Marie Agnes Pitre  b: Abt. 5 March 1867  Tignish, PEI; m: 5 March 1889  Immaculate Conception, Palmer Road, PEI [Pierre/Agnes Bernard]; d: 11 April 1947  Gardner, Worcester, MA

                        8        Felicite Peters  b: 19 October 1865  Tignish, PEI; d: Aft. 1920  Salem, Essex, MA

                                    +Andre Picard  b: May 1858; m: 22 May 1897  Salem, Essex, MA [Charles/Arthemise Ouellette]; d: Bet. 1910-1920  Salem, Essex, MA

                        8        Joseph Peters  b: 18 March 1869  Tignish, PEI; d: 4 May 1918  Brooklyn, Kings, NY

                                     +Marie Rose Buote  b: Abt. 1874  PEI; m: 27 April 1896  Salem, Essex, MA [Philias/Adele Richard]; d: 7 May 1898  Salem, Essex, MA

                                   *2nd Wife of Joseph Peters:

                                     + Mary Josephine Higgins  b: Abt. 1878  Co. Cork, Ireland; m: Abt. 1906; d: Aft. 1940

                        8      Mary Pitre  b: 24 April 1871  Tignish, PEI; d: 1951  Bath, Sagadahoc, ME

                                      +Andrew Arsenault  b: June 1867  Egmont Bay, PEI; m: 22 August 1895  Yarmouth, Cumberland, ME [Talin/Marceline Gallant]; d: 6 March 1908  Bath, Sagadahoc, ME

                                    *2nd Husband of Mary Pitre:

                                     + Owen McNally  b: Abt. 1867  Scotland; m: 8 November 1925  Bath, Sagadahoc, ME; d: Aft. 1930

                        8      Domathilda Peters  b: 3 January 1875  St. Simon & St. Jude, Tignish, PEI; d: 7 November 1949  Salem, Essex, MA

                                     +Sylvain Arsenault  b: 14 October 1869  PEI; m: 15 April 1897  Yarmouth, Cumberland, ME [Sylvain/Theresa Bernard] d: 31 May 1900  Yarmouth, Cumberland, ME

                                   *2nd Husband of Domathilda Peters:

                                     +George Englehardt  b: 28 January 1858  Bonaventure, Que; m: 12 April 1903  Salem, Essex, MA [Joseph B./Anne Leblanc]; d: 21 October 1940  Salem, Essex, MA

                        8      Philomene Peters  b: 14 January 1877  St. Simon & St. Jude, Tignish, PEI

                                     +Thomas Martin  b: Abt. 1869  PEI; m: 13 September 1897  Yarmouth, Cumberland, ME



Notes for Pierre Pitre:


- 1861, PEI, Lot 2:  Peter Peters 32, wife Marie 31, Judith 5, Sophia 2, Bruno infant.

- 1871 - census missing

- 1881, PEI, Lot 2:  Peter Peters 52 (farmer), wife Mary 50, Sophie 22, Peter 18, Felicite 16, Joseph 13, Mary 11, Domithilde 7, Philomena 4.

- 1891, PEI, Lot 2C1:  Widow Mary Peters 60, Sophia 32, Felicite 25, Joseph 23 (farmer), Mary 21, Domitilde 16, Philomene 14.


- 1900 Salem, Essex, Massachusetts:  Widower Joseph Peters 31 carpenter, Joseph W. 2, widowed mother Mary Richard 68, sister Sophie Peters 40. 


Notes for Marie Richard:

Death Certificate:  Marie Pitre nee Richard (husband Pierre Pitre): died 24 Oct 1907 at Salem, MA (19 Pingree), age 78; heart disease; parents Fidele/Domitile Gouder; born Canada, housewife, buried St. Marys 26 Oct 1907.


Obituaries for the children:

Mary Judith Pitre (death certificate):  Judith (Pitre) Desrochers, husband Albert; died 22 Aug 1912 at Gardner, MA; age 56 years 8 months; born 22 Dec 1855 Canada; parents Pierre/Agnes Richard; signed by Marie Pitre of Gardner, MA; chronic Brights disease; buried Notre Dame Cem. 24 Aug 1912.


Sophia Pitre (death certificate):  Sophie Pitre (Pierre/Marie Richard); died 4 Feb 1914 Salem, MA (address 22 Thorndike St.), single, age 56 years, born Canada; intestinal obstruction (duct adhesions) with perforation of small bowel (contributory - operation); buried St. Mary's Cem. 6 Feb 1914.


Peter Pitre:  Fitchburg Sentinel, Saturday, 7 May 1949: Gardner: Pierre Pitre, 83, of 3 Coleman street, died at his home last night after a long illness.  He was born in Prince Edward Island, June 10, 1863, and had resided here about a half century.  He was a carpenter previous to his retirement 10 years ago.  He was a member of the Gardner local Carpenter’s union and the Sacred Heart league.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George Gagne; two sons, Arthur and Maxime; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grand-children all of this city.  The funeral will be Monday at 8 a.m. in Holy Rosary church with burial in Notre Dame cemetery.  Calling hours at the Bourgeois funeral home will be today and tomorrow from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 o’clock.


Joseph Peters:  The Standard Union (Brooklyn, NY), Sunday, 5 May 1918:  Joseph P. Peters died suddenly yesterday at his home, 126 Bergen street.  He was born at Prince Edward Island, Canada, forty-four years ago, and had been a resident of Brooklyn for twenty-eight years.  He is survived by a widow, Mary; one daughter, Elizabeth, and two sons, William and John.  He attended St. Paul's R.C. Church ---rt and Congress streets, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 A.M.  Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery under direction of Thomas E. Crowe of 15 Emile street.


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- Massachusetts birth/marriage/death items in RED have come from death certificates, newspaper obituaries, some marriage announcements, and occasional birth announcements. 


Last updated:  5 January 2020.