Sylvain Pitre**

1870 Rustico, PEI 1917 Newburgh, New York



Continuation of tree (5th child of Gilbert Pitre/Marguerite Martin); all known surname descendants:

              8       Sylvain 'John' Pitre  b: 1 August 1870  St. Augustine, Rustico, PEI; d: 3 June 1917  Newburgh, Orange, NY

                          +Augusta Wilhelmina Tholin  b: 3 September 1871  Alvsborg, Toarp, Sweden; m: 14 April 1897  Boston, Suffolk, MA [Anders/Margaret ---]; d: March 1967  Newburgh, Orange, NY

                     9        Agnes Margaret Peters  b: 21 May 1897  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: Bef. 1910

                     9        Viola Amanda Peters  b: 30 October 1898  Waltham, Middlesex, MA; d: 3 April 1974  Newburgh, Orange, NY

                                 +Raymond Dwight Rhodes  b: 18 February 1895  Milton, Ulster, NY; m: 26 May 1919  Newburgh, Orange, NY [David W./Susan E. Decker]; d: 6 October 1989  Newburgh, Orange, NY

                     9         Ethel Dorothy Peters  b: 19 February 1901  Manhattan, NYC, NY; d: 1993  New Windsor, Orange, NY

                                  +--- Dane/Dhan

                     9         Floyd Alfred Peters  b: 5 January 1908  Fishkill, Dutchess, NY; d: 30 October 2004  Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

                                  +Mary Elizabeth Moynihan  b: Abt. 1909  New York; m: 17 December 1932  Newburgh, Orange, NY; d: Aft. 1940

                          10          Mary E. Peters  b: 1939  Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, NY; d: Aft. 1940



Notes for Sylvain 'John' Pitre:


- 1900  Claims to have immigrated 1900.


- 1910 Fishkill, Dutchess, New York:  John Peters 33 (C-C-C) gardener/private school, wife of 13 years Augusta 38 (Swe) (3 of 5 children still living), Amanda 11 (MA), Ethel 9, Alfred F. 2.


- 1915 Newburgh, Orange, NY:  John Peters 40 gardener, wife Augusta 41, Alfred 7, Viola 17, Ethel 14  [356 Sidney Avenue]


[NYC Directory 1917:  Augusta Peters (wid Jno) h75 E124th]


- 1920 Newburgh, Orange, NY:  Raymond Rhodes 23 weaver/carpet worker, wife Viola A. 21 (MA), widowed mother-in-law Augusta Peters 47 (Swe), sister-in-law Ethel D. Peters 19 waist maker/waist factory, brother-in-law Floyd A. Peters 12.


- 1930 Newburgh, Orange, NY:  Raymond Rhodes 34 inspector/Dupont factory, wife Viola 32, 6 children, widow Augusta Peters 57 (Swe), Floyd Peters 22 bank teller.

- 1940 New York, New York, NY:  Widow Augusta Peters 68.

- 1950 New York, Queens, NY:  Widow Augusta Peters 78.

MA marriage records: Wellesley, 1897:  Mar. 14 Apr 1897, Boston - John Peters 23 (PEI), (Gilbert/Margarete ---), gardner, res. Wellesley & Augusta W. Thulin 25 (Sweden), (Anders/Margarete ---), res. Tewkesbury


Tombstone Inscription, Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY:  PETERS / 1901  Ethel Dane  1993 / 1874  John S.  1917 / 1871  Augusta T.  1967


Obituaries for the children:

Viola Amanda Peters:  The Evening News (NY), Thursday, 4 April 1974:  Rhodes - At Newburgh entered into rest on Wednesday (April 3, 1974) Viola Peters Rhodes in her 76th year, of 64 5th Ave., Town of Newburgh, wife of Raymond D. Rhodes.  Funeral services will be held at Perrott's Funeral Home, Number One Grand Avenue, Newburgh on Saturday at 2 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Richard J. Rice.  If desired donations may be made to The Heart Fund or the Newburgh Volunteer Ambulance Corps in Mrs. Rhodes' memory.  Friends may call on Friday afternoon from 2 to 4 o'clock and evening from 7 to 9 o'clock at Perrott's Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery by David J. Perrott and Son.

- (same page) Mrs. Raymond Rhodes - Town of Newburgh - Mrs. Viola Peters Rhodes, 75, of 64 Fifth Ave., wife of Raymond D. Rhodes, died at St. Luke's Hospital on Wednesday, after a long illness.  Born in Peabody, Mass., Oct. 29, 1898, daughter of the late John and Augusta Tholin Peters, she had lived in Newburgh for 65 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church and of the Ladies Auxiliary of Judson P. Galloway Post American Legion.  Besides her husband survivors are five sons, Howard Rhodes of Philmont, Clayton Rhodes of Newburgh, Albert Rhodes of Marlboro, George Rhodes of Washingtonville and Stanley Rhodes of Newburgh, two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Violet) Ruckdeschel and Mrs. Harrison (Evelyn) Snyder, both of Newburgh, one brother, Floyd Peters of Sarasota, Fla., one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Dhan of New York City, 27 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.


Ethel Dorothy Peters:  Tombstone Inscription, Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY:  PETERS / 1901  Ethel Dane  1993 / 1874  John S.  1917 / 1871  Augusta T.  1967



**This family may be incorrect.  There are pieces that fit and pieces missing.  There are 5 children of Gilbert Pitre & Marguerite Martin whose baptism records appear in the Rustico registers, so their birthdates are sourced.  Sylvain was born 1 August 1870, appeared in the 1881 census aged 12, but not in the 1891 census.  The 1896 marriage record states groom is John Peters, son of Gilbert & Margaret Peters, and was born 1874 on PEI.  (This could mean he was the son of Gilbert and his second wife Marguerite Doiron, but no mention in the 1881 census.)  He does not seem to appear in the 1900/01 census as he was emigrating during 1900, so presumably missed the 1900 US census.  The 1910 NY census states he is 33, and the 1920 NY census states Augusta is now a widow.  If anyone can provide evidence pro or con for this connection I'd be very appreciative.



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