R. A. 'John Hardy' Pitre

1914 Sulphur, Louisiana 1989 Port Arthur, Texas



Continuation of tree (2nd child of Joseph Simon Emile Pitre/Angele Goulas); all known surname descendants:

                 9          R. A. 'John Hardy' Pitre  b: 24 June 1914  Sulphur, Calcasieu, LA; d: 17 October 1989  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX

                                     +Hazel Rhouvonne Whitton  b: 9 November 1908  Timpson, Shelby, TX; m: 28 February 1953  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX [William Newton/Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough]; d: 26 June 1990  Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX


Notes for R. A. 'John Hardy' Pitre:


- 1940 Port Arthur, Jefferson, TX:  Widow Angelgoules Pitre 65, Wesley S. 34 laborer/sugar refinery, R.A. 25 shrimper/commercial fishing, Walter 23 tank cleaner/petroleum refinery, brother-in-law Morris 52 shrimper/commercial fishing.  [834 - 19th Street]


WWII Records:  John Hardy Pitre, res. 834-19th Street, Port Arthur; b. 24 Jun 1914 Sulphur, LA; contact mother Mrs. Angele Pitre (same address), employer Morris Pitre (same address); 5' 11", 174 lbs., blue eyes & black hair, dark complexion; 16 Oct 1940 Port Arthur, TX.


Marriage License:  Beaumont Journal (TX), Wednesday, 4 March 1953:  John Hardy Pitre, 38, 2801 Seventh St., Port Arthur, & Hazel Whitton, 44, 748 Richmond, Port Arthur.


Tombstone Inscription, Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Jefferson, TX:  John Hardy Pitre / June 24 / 1914 / Oct. 17, / 1989; also John H. Pitre / PVT US Army / World War II / Jun. 24, 1914 - Oct. 17, 1989


Misc.: Family home is 834-19th Street:  mother Angele Goulas Pitre died there. 


Notes for Hazel Rhouvonne Whitton:

- Misc.:  Hazel Whitton Pitre is the informant on the death certificate for Paul Maurice Pitre in 1978, her brother-in-law.

Tombstone Inscription, Woodlawn Cemetery, Timpson, Shelby, TX:  Hazel Rhouvonne Whitton / PITRE / Nov. 9 / 1908 / June 26 / 1990 / loving and caring for others



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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Parishes of Acadia, Allen Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu,

     Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St Landry, St Martin, St Mary and Vermillion.

- Texas deaths in RED taken from death certificates.


Last updated:  15 January 2021.