Severin Wilson Pitre

1898 Larose, Louisiana 1976 Abilene, Texas



Continuation of tree (1st child of Julien Apolloni Pitre/Camelia Augustine Guidry); all known surname descendants:

                   9           Severin Wilson Pitre  b: 10 February 1898  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 9 December 1976  Abilene, Taylor, TX

                                       + May L. Clark  b: 15 April 1900  Texas; m: 11 May 1921  Dundee, Archer, TX; d: 12 September 1987  Abilene, Taylor, TX

                                10        Noel Wilson Petre  b: 2 July 1922  Wichita Co., TX; d: 29 July 2010  Abilene, Taylor, TX

                                               +Margarette Beldon Sumerlin  b: 27 December 1926  Fisher Co., TX; m: 1945 [Arthur Dee/Essie Mae Weems]; d: 1 July 2007  Abilene, Taylor, TX



Notes for Severin Wilson Pitre:


- 1900 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Julien Peet 26, wife of 4 years Camillia 22, Wilson 2; Maxcilien Guidry 18.

- 1910 Lafourche, LA:  Jullian Peter 35 (fisherman), 2nd wife of 3 years Clemence 30, stepdaughter Eva 6.  Wilson Pitre 11, adopted son of Felix Grabert 48 & wife Elmira 40.

- 1920 Hickory, Love, Oklahoma:  Marley J. Walston 38 laborer/oil field, wife Addie 32, Marie 12, Aubrey 10; boarder Wilson S. Pitre 21 oil field laborer.

- 1930 Archer City, Archer, Texas:  Severin W. Petre 32 superintendent/oil field, wife Mae L. 29, Noel W. 7. 

- 1940 Centralia, Clinton, Illinois:  S. W. Petre 42 oil contractor/petroleum, wife Mae 38, Noel 17  [Second Street]

- 1950 Wichita Falls, Wichita, TX:  S. Wilson Petre 52 promoter/oil industry, wife May L. 49.

WWI registration records:  Wilson Severin Pitre, res. Burkburnett, Wichita, TX; b. 10 Feb 1898; contact Felix Grabert (Raceland, LA); medium height, slender build, brown eyes & brown hair.


Obituary:  Abilene Reporter News (Abilene, TX), Saturday, 11 December 1976:  S. W. (Frenchie) Petre, 78, of 2449 Campus Court died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at Hendrick Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Dalton Fisher will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Ronnie Newton.  Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park.  Born Feb. 10, 1898, in Raceland, La., he married May Clark May 11, 1921 in Dundee.  They moved to Abilene from Wichita Falls in 1964.  He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.  He was an independent oil operator.  Survivors include his wife; a son, Noel Wilson Petre of Route 6; two grandchildren, Noel W. Petre Jr. and Jorgette Petre, both of Route 6; and three great-grandchildren.  The family requests that any memorials be made to the West Texas Rehabilitation Center or to the American Heart Assn.


Tombstone Inscription, Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, TX:  May L. / 1900 - 1987 / together forever / S. Wilson / 1898 - 1976 / PETRE


Obituary for the son:

Noel Wilson Petre:  Abilene Reporter News (Abilene, TX), Saturday, 31 July 2010:  Noel W. Petre Sr., 88, died Thursday, July 29, 2010.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 3150 Vogel Ave.  Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St.

Tombstone Inscription, Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, TX:  Noel W. / July 2, 1922 - (blank) / Margarette S. / December 27, 1926 - July 1, 2007 / PETRE



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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 June 2022.