Samson Joseph Pitre

1892 Thibodaux, Louisiana 1960 New Orleans, LA



Continuation of tree (1st child of 'Lawless' Joseph Pitre/Adele Lydia Hebert); all known surname descendants:

                9           Samson Joseph Pitre  b: 26 December 1892  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 20 January 1960  New Orleans, LA

                                    + Louise Marie Grillot  b: 18 May 1889  New Orleans, LA; m: 6 December 1916  New Orleans, LA [Francois Xavier/Barbara Moeglich]; d: 1 July 1968  New Orleans, LA

                           10         Samson Joseph Pitre  b: 1 September 1917  New Orleans, LA; d: 26 October 1997  Maurepas, Livingston, LA

                                             + Ezilda Louise Fleitas  b: 28 March 1915; m: 18 December 1937  New Orleans, LA; d: 27 March 2002  Slidell, St. Tammany, LA

                           10         Barbara Agnes Pitre  b: 2 June 1919  New Orleans, LA; d: 18 September 1962  Huntsville, Madison, AL

                                             + Memnon Joseph Wood  b: 12 January 1914  Bayou Lacombe, St. Tammany, LA; m: 4 April 1941  Los Angeles, CA [Robert/Winnie Davis]; d: 21 November 1993  Diamondhead, Hancock, MS

                           10         Earl Leo John Pitre  b: 29 April 1922  New Orleans, LA; d: 10 February 1999  Gulfport, Harrison, MS

                                             + Margaret Mary Welte  b: 16 September 1921  Kalona, Washington, Iowa; m: 6 November 1945  Camp Shelby, MS [Gerald H./Julia ---]; d: 10 January 2003  Gulfport, Harrison, MS



Notes for Samson Joseph Pitre:


- 1920 Orleans, Louisiana:  Sampson Pitre Jr. 26 (RR engineer), wife Louise 20, Sampson Jr. 2 years 6 months, Barbara 7 months (Hennessey St.).


- 1930 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Samson J. Pitre 37 (insurance collector), wife Louise M. 40, Samson J. Jr. 12, Barbrara A. 10, Earl L. 7 (2614 Dumaine St.).


- 1940 New Orleans, Orleans, LA:  Samson Pietre 47 maintenance man/sewerage & water board, wife Louise 38, Barbara 20 operator/Southern Bell telephone, Earl 17.  [4138 St. Peter Street]

- 1950 New Orleans, LA:  Samson J. Pitre Jr. 57 vulcanizer/tire repair shop, wife Louise 60.

WW1 registration records:  Samson Joseph Pitre; Orleans, LA; born 26 Dec 1892 (Lafourche Crossing); wife; tall height, slender build; brown eyes & brown hair.


Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Friday, 22 January 1960 - On Wednesday, January 20, 1960, at 9:38 o'clock p.m., Samson J. Pitre Sr., beloved husband of Louise Marie Grillot; father of Samson J. Pitre Jr., Mrs. Barbara Wood of Huntsville, Ala., and Earl Pitre of Gulfport, Miss.; brother of Mrs. Edna Russell, Mrs. Agnes Siggio and Mrs. Verna Brink, Mrs. Grace Beldelcuze, Mrs. Adline Sausse and Ervin Pitre, son of Lydia Hebert and the late Lauless Pitre; also survived by 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; age 67 years; a native of Lafourche parish and a resident of New Orleans and Jefferson for the past 49 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of World Tire and Supply Company are invited to attend the funeral on Friday, January 22, 1960, at 11:30 o'clock a.m., from the auxilliary funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, Inc., 3827 Canal street, at North Scott street, with Requiem Mass at St. Dominic's church.  Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday.  Interment in St. Louis cemetery No. 3.


Tombstone Inscription, St. Louis Cemetery #3, New Orleans, LA:  Theresa Mary Grillot / 1889-1925 / Died / Joseph C. Grillot 1934 / Barbara Moeglich Grillot 1934 / Elizabeth M. Grillot 1945 / Alfred Grillot 1945 / Xavier Grillot 1953 / Mary Grillot 1954 / 1875 Brabara Grillot Stone 1958 / 1892 Samson J. Pitre Sr. 1960 / 1874 John B. Stone 1966 / 1889 Louise Grillot Pitre 1968 / 1904 Alice Stone Schneider 1989


Notes for Louise Marie Grillot:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 3 July 1968:  On Monday, July 1, 1968, at 10:30 o'clock a.m., Louise Grillot, wife of the late Samson J. Pitre Sr., mother of Samson J. Jr., and Earl Pitre and the late Mrs. Barbara Wood.  Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, age 79 years, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and a resident of Harahan for the past 6 years.  Private funeral.  Services were held from the Schoen Funeral Home of Jefferson, Inc., 2310 Hickory Avenue at Sauve Road on Tuesday, July 2, 1968, at 9:00 o'clock a.m. with Requiem Mass at St. Matthew the Apostle Church.  Interment in St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery.


Obituaries for the children:

Barbara Agnes Pitre:  Huntsville Times (Huntsville, AL), Thursday, 20 September 1962:  A funeral for Mrs. Barbara Agnes Pitree Wood, 43, of 1212 Owens Drive, SE, who died Tuesday night at Huntsville Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Catholic Church of the Visitation, with Rev. Timothy Hill officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.  Survivors include her husband, Memnon Wood; two daughters, Dallas Ann Wood and Holly Marie Wood; two sons, Craft Stephen Wood and Forrest Wood; her mother, Mrs. Louise Pitree; a brother, Sampson J. Pitree Jr., all of Huntsville.  A rosary service will be at Laughlin-Service Funeral Home at 8 tonight.

Tombstone Inscription, Blalock Cemetery, Liberty, MS:  WOOD / Memnon J. Wood / Jan. 12, 1914 / Nov. 21, 1993 / Barbara P. Wood / June 2, 1919 / Sept. 18, 1962 / married Apr. 4, 1941 / sealed for time and all eternity  June 25, 1985


Earl Leo John Pitre:  Sun Herald (Gulfport, MS), 11 February 1999:  Earl L. J. Pitre died at his home in Gulfport on February 10, 1999, at the age of 76.  Mr. Pitre was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1922 where he was raised and educated through high school.  Mr. Pitre attended Louisiana State University from which he obtained a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration.  Mr. Pitre served in the European Theatre of Operations in Italy during World War 11.  He was separated from the service as a First Lieutenant in the Army.  He retired as a Lt. Colonel from the Army Reserves in 1982.  Mr. Pitre moved to Gulfport in 1955 opening Pitre Tire and Supply.  He owned several businesses and was an oil jobber for Citgo Petroleum and Union Oil Company.  He was a vice president for Key Petroleum.  He was active in St. John Catholic Church having served as president of the Parrish Council and president of St. Vincent de Paul Society.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Gulfport, Elks Club and the Gulfport Yacht Club.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Samson and Louise Pitre; a brother, S.J. Pitre; a sister, Barbara Wood; and a grandson, Elliot Pitre.  Survivors include his wife, Peggy Pitre and children, Michelle Pitre of Middletown, CA, Michael Pitre and his wife, Eileen and their children, Jason and Shayna of Mandeville, LA, Steven Pitre and his wife, Libby, and their children, Anne Pitre, Jennifer Vogel, and Valerie Thorpe and her four children, all of Gulfport, Denise Galloway and her husband, Ben, and their daughters, Laura and Hannah all of Gulfport, and Camille Stein and her husband, Doug, of Gulfport.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue, Gulfport, with recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church on 25th Avenue in Gulfport with burial to follow at Floral Hills Cemetery in Gulfport.  The family prefers memorials to St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. John Catholic Church, 2414 17th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501 or a charity of one's choice.

Tombstone Inscription, Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Gulfport, MS:  Earl L J Pitre / LT COL US Army / World War II / Apr. 29, 1922 - Feb. 10, 1999 / Margaret W. Pitre / US Army / Sep. 16, 1921 - Jan. 10, 2003



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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:  19 August 2022.