Theodore Joseph Pitre

1868 Wallaceburg, Ontario 1949 Eloise, Michigan



Continuation of tree (6th child of Gregoire 'Liboire' Pitre/2nd Wife Jovite Judith Bouchard); all known surname descendants:

                    8      Theodore Joseph Pitre  b: 21 September 1868  Wallaceburg, Kent, ONT; d: 19 December 1949  Eloise, Wayne, MI

                                 +Flora Emily Longtin  b: 22 December 1882  Michigan; m: 27 April 1905  Wallaceburg, Kent, ONT [Mose/Mary Sampier]; d: January 1964  Detroit, Wayne, MI

                           9          Frank Theodore Peets  b: 1 June 1906  Wallaceburg, Kent, ONT; d: Aft. 1910

                           9          Angus Ray Joseph Peets  b: 10 June 1908  Wallaceburg, Kent, ONT; d: 3 November 1983  Vancouver, BC

                                          +Marjorie Edith 'Marnie' Mills  b: 19 January 1915  Toronto, ONT; m: 1941  Toronto, ONT [Richard Maidment/Elizabeth Fellows]; d: October 1998  Stoney Creek, Hamilton, ONT

                           9          Frances Elizabeth Peets  b: 30 November 1909  Wallaceburg, Kent, ONT; d: 20 June 1910  River Rouge, Wayne, MI

                           9          Wilfred Kenneth Peets  b: 29 January 1911  River Rouge, Wayne, MI; d: February 1970  Detroit, Wayne, MI

                                          +Helen Chamos (Varga)  b: Abt. 1911  Michigan; m: 17 January 1939  Detroit, Wayne, MI [Elias/Mary Vibriz]; d: Aft. 1940

                              10                 Mary Peets  b: November 1939  River Rouge, Wayne, MI; d: Aft. 1940


                              *2nd Wife of Theodore Joseph Peets:

                                 +Mary Honor (---?--/Lonway)  b: Abt. 1870  Malone, NY; m: 14 March 1929  Detroit, Wayne, MI [Joseph/Florence Perror]; d: 30 March 1943  Detroit, Wayne, MI



Notes for Theodore Joseph Pitre:


- 1910 Ecorse, Wayne, Michigan:  Theodore Peets 40, wife of 5 years Flora 28, Frank 4, Ray 2, Elizabeth 5 months.


- 1920


- 1930


- 1940 River Rouge, Wayne, MI:  Wilfred Peets 27 gas station attendant/retail gasoline co., wife Helen 27, Mary 4 months, step-father William Yax 57, mother Flore Yax 57.  [upper 99 Oak]


- Border Crossing from Canada to USA:  Immigrated c1908, examined March 1910 - Theodore Joseph Peets 40 (Wallaceburg, ONT) barber, wife Flora Emily 28 (Fair Haven, MI); nearest relative brother Maxim Peets (Thamesville, ONT); destination Marine City, MI

- 1911 Detroit City Directory:  Peetz Theo J, barber 2492 W Jefferson av, h 48 James av e, R R.

- Naturalization 1 February 1938:  Theodore Joseph Peets, born 21 September 1868.


Notes for Flora Emily Longtin:

- Detroit Times (MI), Monday, 8 July 1918 - Mother asks Court for sons - Mrs. Flora Peets filed a petition in circuit court Monday for a writ of habeas corpus to gain custody of her two sons, Ray, aged 10, and Wilfred, aged seven, now confined in the home of the St. Vincent de Paul society.  The petitioner states that her sons are not confined by virtue of any court proceedings, and that she is unaware of any reason why she should not be permitted to see them and have them in her charge.

2nd Marriage after divorce20 January 1923 to William Yax (age 40, s/o Daniel/Fannie Zabar)

Tombstone Inscription, Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit:  wife - mother / Flora L. Yax / 1882 - 1964


Notes for Mary Honor (---?--/Lonway):

- Death Notice:  Detroit Times (Detroit, MI), Tuesday, 30 March 1943:  Marie Anna Peetz, 6174 Burns, 73.


Notes for Angus Ray Peets:

- 1930 Marquette, Marquette, MI:  State House of Correction & Branch Prison:  Raymond Peets, 21 kitchen/waiter

- 1940 Blackman, Jackson, MI:  State Prison: Ray Peets 31.

- 2 October 1951 - Detroit crossings: Ray Angus Peets, b. 11 June 1908 Wallaceburg, age 43y 4m; taxi driver; wife Marjorie (Windsor, ONT); mother Flora Yax of River Rouge, MI; 5'4", medium complexion, grey brown hair, brown eyes
- 30 Jan 1954 - Ray Peets (alone), b. Wallaceburg, window washer, age 45y7m; in US from 1908-1941, mother Flora Yax of River Rouge; 5'4"; medium/gray/brown

- Obituary:  The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, BC), Tuesday, 29 November 1983:  PEETS - November 3, 1983, Ray Angus, aged 75 years, of Vancouver.  Ray served in the R.C.A.F. from 1941 to 1945.  Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, November 30 at 1 p.m. from the Holy Name Church.  Rev. Father D. Campbell celebrant.  Interment Mountain View cemetery.  Kearney Funeral Directors.
- Tombstone Inscription, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC:  Ray A. Peets /  D 12110   PTE / R C A S C / 1903 - 1983 / lest we forget


Notes for Wilfred Peets:

- Detroit Free Press (MI), Wednesday, 7 February 1940:  Two men in a black coupe, who ordered five gallons of gasoline from Wilfred Peets, 29, of 2811 Sixteenth, a gas station attendant at Vinewood and West Grand Boulevard, robbed him of $25 at 7:45 p.m.


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