'Voltaire' Joseph Pitre

1880 Lockport, Louisiana 1956 Golden Meadow, LA

 

 

Continuation of tree (10th child of Alexis Richard Pitre/Elisabeth Romela Duet); all known surname descendants:

               8          'Voltaire' Joseph Pitre  b: 24 April 1880  Lockport, Lafourche, LA; d: 25 June 1956  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA

                                 +Laura Pauline Toups  b: 10 August 1880  Lafourche, LA; m: 7 June 1899  Lafourche, LA [Onesiphore/Valentine Boudreaux]; d: 6 July 1951  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Zoe Azela Pitre  b: 8 August 1901  Lafourche, LA; d: 11 July 1919  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Ozemia Pauline Pitre  b: 21 May 1903  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 September 1938  New Orleans, LA

                                         +Alcide Joseph Williams  b: 4 April 1901  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; m: Aft. 1920 [Charles Newton/Eliza Marie Duet]; d: 9 October 1991  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                          9          Manuel Roch Pitre  b: 15 August 1904  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 21 August 1942  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Naomi Catherine Gisclair  b: 25 November 1902  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1924  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA [Dominique/Camilla Toups]; d: 21 June 1972  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Joseph Dumas Max Pitre  b: 8 September 1906  Larose, Lafourche, LA; d: 21 October 1972  Lafourche, LA

                                         +Helise Plaisance  b: 12 December 1906  Larose, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1924 [Olivier Alphonse/Cecelia Rosalie Marie Bouvier]; d: 13 October 1980  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Dumacia S. Pitre  b: 17 May 1909  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; d: 3 July 1990  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Horace M. Dantin  b: 22 September 1893  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1930  Lafourche, LA [Roselus Gerasime/Victoria Clemence Martin]; d: 19 June 1966  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Romella Pitre  b: 15 January 1914  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 23 August 1991  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Raymond Joseph Anselmi  b: 18 September 1907  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; m: Aft. October 1958 [Alexander/Louise Josephine Martin]; d: 22 July 1969  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Annie Marie Pitre  b: 11 July 1916  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA; d: 22 August 1997  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                       +Francis Joseph Bergeron  b: 14 January 1916  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1935; d: 1 September 1976  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Sidney Louis Pitre  b: 3 February 1918  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; d: 11 April 1981  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Lucille Cheramie  b: 9 November 1918  Cut Off, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1939 [George William/Marguerite Bernadette Vega]; d: 25 November 2001  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

 

 

Notes for Voltaire Joseph Pitre:

Census

- 1900 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Voltare Peet 20 (day laborer), wife of 1 year Laura Toups 19; living with his widowed father Alexis Peet 60 (day laborer), and brother Constant 15 (day laborer); sister Ophelia 22 (cook), her husband of 2 years Ernest Lafont 25 (day laborer), & their son Nobless 2.

- 1910 Lafourche, LA:  Valultor Peter 28 (general farmer), wife of 11 years Laura 30, Azela 9, Azamie 7, Manuel 5, Dumiss 3, Darmaria 11 months.

- 1920 Lafourche, LA:  Voltier Pitre 38 (farmer), wife Lora P. 38, Ozema J. 16, Romuel R. 15, Joseph D. 13, Dumica S. 11, Romela 6, Amy M. 3, Sidney L. 2.

- 1930 Lafourche, LA:  Valteris Pitre 48 (odd job laborer), wife Laura 47, Romela 16, Anna 13, Sidney 12.

 

- 1940 Lafourche, LA:  Voltaire Pitre 50 farmer [$400 house value], wife Lora 49, Romala 26  [between Galliano & Golden Meadow]

- 1950 Lafourche, LA:  Voltare J. Pitre 69, wife Lara P. 69, Ralema 36.

WWI registration record:  Joseph Voltaire Pitre; Lafourche, LA; born 5 Jun 1880; Mrs. Lara Poline Pitre; medium height, stout build; light blue eyes & black hair.

WWII Records:  Voltaire Pitre, res. Cut Off, LA; b. 15 Apr 1880 Cut Off, LA; contact Haurace Dantin (Cut Off); signature mark of Harold J. Pitre; 5' 8", 123 lbs., blue eyes & black hair, dark brown complexion; 27 Apr 1941 Lafourche, LA.
 

Online photo: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/213207/person/-1911377921

 

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 27 June 1956 - At the residence, Golden Meadow, La., on Monday, June 25, 1956, at 9:15 o'clock p.m., Voltaire Pitre, beloved husband of the late Laura Toups, father of Dumas, Sidney and Romela Pitre, Mrs. Horace Dantin and Mrs. Francis Bergeron, survived by 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, aged 76 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also members of the Ladies' Altar Society, members of W.O.W. Maple Camp No, 459, are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place from the Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., on Wednesday, June 27, 1956, at 9 o'clock a.m.  Religious services at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic church, Golden Meadow, La.  Interment in Cheramie cemetery, Galiano, La.  Brownsville, Tex. papers please copy.  Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galiano, La., in charge.

 

Tombstone Inscriptions, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  VOLTAIRE PITRE / Mrs. Voltaire Pitre / born August 10, 1880 / died July 6, 1951 / Mr. Voltaire J. Pitre / born April 24, 1880 / died June 25, 1956  

 

Notes for Laura Pauline Toups:

Obituary:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 8 Jul 1951 - At the residence, on Friday, July 6, 1951, at 5:15 o'clock a.m., Laura Toups, beloved wife of Voltaire Pitre; mother of Dumas Pitre, Mrs. Horace Dantin, Miss Romela Pitre, Mrs. Francis Bergeron and Sidney Pitre and the late Miss Zoe Pitre, Mrs. Alcide William, Manuel Pitre; survived by 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; aged 70 years; a native and resident of Cut Off, La.  The funeral took place from the late residence, Cut Off, La., on Saturday, July 7, 1951, at 3:30 o'clock p.m.  Services were held at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic church, Golden Meadow, La.  Interment was in Cheramie cemetery, Cut Off, La. Lubbock, Tex., and California papers please copy.  Falgout Funeral Home, Galiano, La., in charge.


Obituaries for the children:

Zoe Azela Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Cheremie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Zoe Pitre / Aug. 8, 1901 / July 11, 1919

 

Ozemia Pauline Pitre:  New Orleans States (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 13 September 1938:  Williams - In New Orleans on Monday, September 12, 1938, at 6 o'clock a.m., Mrs. Alcide Williams (nee Zania Pitre) of Golden Meadow, La., beloved daughter of Voltaire Pitre and Laura Toups, sister of Mrs. D. Dantin, Mrs. Annie Romain, Manuel, Dumez and Sidney Pitre.  Funeral services took place Tuesday, September 12, 1938, at 3 o'clock p.m., at the Golden Meadow Catholic church.  Interment in the Golden Meadow cemetery.  Falgout Funeral Home, Raceland, La., in charge.

Tombstone Inscription, Williams Cemetery, Golden Meadow, LA:  Zenia Pitre Williams / May 21, 1903 / Sept. 12, 1938

 

Manuel Roch Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription:  Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Manuel Rock Pitre / Aug. 15, 1904 / Aug. 21, 1942

 

Joseph Dumas Max Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 22 Oct 1979:  Dumas J. Pitre Sr., at Galliano, La., on Saturday, October 21, 1972, at 12:25 o'clock p.m.; beloved husband of Helize Plaisance; father of Dumas Jr., Edward J., Easton J. Pitre and Mrs. Herman Guidry, Mrs. Lorida Serigny, Mrs. Larita P. Thomas; brother of Sidney Pitre, Mrs. Dumicia Dantin, Mrs. Romela Anselmi and Mrs. Annie P. Bergeron; also the late Manuel Pitre, Miss Zoe Pitre, Mrs. Alcide Williams; also survived by 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; age 66 years; a native of Larose, La. and a resident of Galliano, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  Services from the Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc., Galliano, La. on Monday, October 23, 1972, at 8:30 o'clock a.m.; religious services at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, Golden Meadow, La., at 9 o'clock a.m.  Interment in Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, La.  Falgout Funeral Homes Inc., Galliano, La., in charge.  Friends may call after 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

 

Dumacia S. Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  Funeral services were held at noon today at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church for Dumacia Pitre Dantin, 81, a native and resident of Golden Meadow, who died at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday (3 July 1990).   Interment is in the church cemetery.  She was the mother of Geraldine D. Borque; step-mother of Victoria Small and Earline Wasko; foster mother of Easton J. Pitre and sister of Romela Anselmi and Annie Bergeron.  She is also survived by four grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Dantin; parents, Voltaire J. Pitre and Laura Pauline Toups; brothers, Manual, Dumas and Sidney Pitre and sisters, Zoe Pitre and Ozemia Williams.  Falgout Funeral Home, Galliano, is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church cemetery, Golden Meadow, LA:  Dumacia Pitre / Dantin / May 17, 1909 - July 3, 1990 / age 81  //  Horace M. Dantin / Sept. 22, 1893 / Jun. 19, 1966 / age 72

 

Romella Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA), August 1991:  A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated today at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Golden Meadow for Romela P. Anselmi, 77, a native of Cut Off and resident of Galliano who died Friday (23rd).  Interment was in the church cemetery.  She was the sister of Annie P. Bergeron.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Anselmi; parents, Laura Toups and Voltaire Pitre; brothers, Dumas, Emanuel and Sidney Pitre; sisters, Zoe Pitre, Ozumia Williams and Dumacia Dantin.  Falgout Funeral Home of Galliano was in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church cemetery, Golden Meadow, LA:  Raymon J. Anselmi / born Sept. 18, 1907 - died July 22, 1969 / Romlla Pitre Anselmi / born Jan. 15, 1914 - died Aug. 23, 1991

 

Anne Marie Pitre:  Lafourche Daily Comet (LA):  A graveside service took place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cheramie Cemetery in
Galliano for Annie Pitre Bergeron, 81, a native of Golden Meadow and resident of Galliano, who died at 1:17 p.m. Aug. 22, 1997.  She was the mother of Ted and Voltaire Bergeron.  She is also survived by six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Bergeron; parents, Voltaire and Laura Toups Pitre; three brothers, Sidney, Dumas and Manuel Pitre; four sisters, Romela Anselmi, Dumescia Dantin, Zoe Pitre and Zelma Williams; and a grandchild.  Falgout Funeral Home of Raceland was in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscriptions, Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Francis J. Bergeron / born Jan. 14, 1916 - died Sept. 1, 1976 / Annie P. Bergeron / born July 11, 1916 - died Aug. 22, 1997
 

Sidney Louis Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 12 April 1981:  Sidney (Vieux) Pitre, at Galliano, La., on Saturday, April 11, 1981, at 3:45 a.m., beloved husband of Lucille Cheramie Pitre, father of Mrs. Carol Terrebonne, brother of Mrs. Dumacia Dantin, Mrs. Romela Anselmi, Mrs. Annie Bergeron, also the late Miss Zoe Pitre, Mrs. Ozemia Williams, Manuel Pitre and Dumas Pitre Sr., age 63 years, a native of Cut Off, La., and a resident of Galliano, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services from the Falgout Funeral Home, Inc., Galliano, La., on Monday, April 13, 1981 at 9:30 a.m.  Religious services at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, Golden Meadow, La., at 10 o'clock a.m.  Interment in the Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, La.  Friends may call from 8 a.m. on Sunday until 12 p.m., and from 7 a.m. until funeral time on Monday.  Falgout Funeral Home Inc., Galliano, La. in charge.

Tombstone Inscription:  Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano, LA:  Sidney Pitre / born Feb. 3, 1918 - died Apr. 11, 1981 / in loving memory / Lucille Pitre / born Nov. 9, 1918 - died Nov. 25, 2001

 

 


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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.

 

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