Rene Benoit Pitre

1902 Jeanerette, Louisiana 1984 Kiln, Mississippi



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Emile Benoit Pitre/Ella Dumesnil); all known surname descendants:

                9          Rene Benoit Pitre  b: 27 November 1902  Jeanerette, Iberia, LA; d: 13 May 1984  Kiln, Hancock, MS

                                  +Gertrude Louisa Meyer  b: 22 May 1908; m: Abt. 1928 [George Frederick/Sophie Weiss]; d: 2 August 1964  New Orleans, LA

                         10             Rene Bernard Pitre  b: 20 October 1929; d: 15 September 1991  New Orleans, LA

                                            +Morine Mary Goux  b: 21 March 1931  Marksville, Avoyelles, LA; m: unknown [William Paul/Adina Bordelon Maillet]; d: 25 June 1983  St. Bernard Parish, LA


                           *2nd Wife of Rene Benoit Pitre:

                                  +Ursula Elizabeth Hill  b: 10 April 1911  Brusly, W. Baton Rouge, LA; m: 17 July 1940  St. Rose de Lima, New Orleans, LA [William Joseph/Mathilda Hebert]; d: 16 November 1990  New Orleans, LA

                         10             Mathilde Ann Pitre  b: Abt. 1941

                                            +--- Johnston

                         10             Kenneth C. Pitre  b: Abt. 1942

                         10             Dennis J. Pitre  b: December 1949



Notes for Rene Benoit Pitre:


- 1930 New Orleans, Louisiana:  Rene B. Pitre 28 motorman, wife Gertrude 22, Rene B. Jr. 5 months.   [2918 Baudin Street]


- 1940  New Orleans, LA:  Rene B. Pitre 10, living with mother Gertrude 31 cigar roller/cigar factory, & step-father Roy B. Stansbury 35 floor finisher/floor repairing.  [3217 Gravier]

- 1950 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Rene B. Pitre 47 oiler/tugboat company, wife Ursula H. 38, Mathilde A. 8, Kenneth C. 7, Dennis J. (Dec).

Misc.:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 28 November 1931:  Rene Bernard Pitre vs Gertrude Louise Moyer Pitre, rule absolute, alimony $10 per week.

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 14 May 1984:  Rene Benoit Pitre Sr. on Sunday, May 13, 1984, beloved son of the late Emile and Ella Dumesnil Pitre, beloved father of Rene Pitre Jr., Kenneth Pitre, Dennis Pitre and Mrs. Ann Pitre Johnston; brother of Mrs. Adele Haydel; also survived by 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Age 81 years, a native of Baldwin, LA and a resident of Kiln, MS.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the Edmond Fahey Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, May 15, 1984 at 11 a.m.  Interment in Rotten Bayou Cemetery.  Friends may call on Tuesday morning from 9:30 until service time at the funeral home.


Tombstone inscription:  Saint Joseph's Cemetery (aka Rotten Bayou Cemetery), Diamondhead, Hancock County, Mississippi:  Rene B. Pitre / CPL US Army / Nov 27, 1902 - May 13, 1984


Notes for Gertrude Louisa Meyer :

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA, Tuesday, 4 August 1964:  Stansbury - On Sunday afternoon, August 2, 1964, at 1 o'clock, Gertrude Meyer, aged 57 years; wife of Roy B. Stansbury; mother of Rene B. Pitre; daughter of the late Sophie Weiss and George Meyer; sister of George, Vernon A. and Harold W. Meyer and the late Mrs. Annie Gilbert.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the P.J. McMahon & Sons Funeral Home, 4800 Canal street near cemeteries (parking in rear) on Tuesday afternoon, August 4, 1964, at 2 o'clock, followed by religious services at Bethany Evangelical and Reformed Church, S. Broad and Gen. Taylor.  Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.


Notes for Ursula Elizabeth Hill:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 18 November 1990:  Ursula Hill Pitre, a retired legal secretary, died Friday at Maison Hospitaliere in New Orleans.   She was 79.  Mrs. Pitre was born in Brusly, La., and lived in New Orleans for 66 years.  She was a secretary for O'Neill and O'Neill Attorneys at Law and was retired from the Department of Finance in New Orleans.  Survivors include two sons, Kenneth C. and Dennis J. Pitre; a daughter, Ann Johnston; two brothers, Jay William Hill Jr. and John A. Hill; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  A Mass will be said Monday at 11:45 a.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St.  Burial will be in Garden of Memories.



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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.


Last updated:  19 June 2022.