Victor Pitre

1861 Bathurst, New Brunswick – 1930 Beresford, New Brunswick

 

 

Continuation of tree (13th child of Hilaire 'Alexander' Pitre/Tarsille Boudreau); all known surname descendants:

              7     Victor Pitre  b: 29 January 1861  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; d: 30 June 1930  Beresford, Gloucester, NB

                              +Marguerite Leblanc  b: Abt. 1863; m: 7 August 1883  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 30 December 1891  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB 

                         8        Joseph Theodore Pitre  b: 22 April 1885  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 27 March 1952  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                                      +Henriette (Landry) Glazier  b: 6 April 1889  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 11 January 1910  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [--- Landry/Elizabeth Glazier]; d: 31 December 1970  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                         8        Guillaume Pitre  b: 2 December 1886  Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB; d: 25 October 1953  Huntington, Long Island, Suffolk, NY

                                      +Marie Eva Pitre  b: 13 October 1897  Sacre Coeur, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 25 November 1913  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [William/Catherine Roy]; d: 1 December 1990  Venice, Sarasota, FL

                         8        Maria 'Exzelia' Pitre  b: 25 August 1888  Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB

                                      +Joseph Albert Boudreau  b: 29 September 1885  Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; m: 30 July 1907  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB [Jacques/Marguerite Comeau]  (divorced)

                                    *2nd Husband of Marie 'Exzelia' Pitre:

                                      +George H. Lewis  b: 20 November 1882  Lewiston, Androscoggin, ME; m: 9 December 1921  Auburn, Androscoggin, ME [Samuel H./Martha Booth]; d: 10 June 1935

                         8        Marie Ida Pitre  b: 6 May 1890  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: Aft. 1901

                         8        Helene Pitre  b: 17 December 1891  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 21 December 1891  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB

 

                    *2nd Wife of Victor Pitre                                                        

                              + 'Marie' Anne Godin  b: 4 June 1874  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; m: 21 June 1892  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB [Joseph/Marcelline 'Marie Ann' Roy]; d: 24 May 1948  Beresford, Gloucester, NB

                         8        Rose Delima Pitre  b: 28 August 1893  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: Aft. 1911

                         8        Marie Dolores Pitre  b: 21 December 1894  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB

                                      +Francis William Christie  b: 2 May 1892  Ste. Famille, Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 17 June 1913  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB [Alexander W./Mary Ann Lagace]; d: 25 October 1918  Robertville, Gloucester, NB

                                   *2nd Husband of Marie Dolores Pitre:

                                      +Fabian Hebert    m: 2 March 1963  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                         8        Marie Florence Pitre  b: 5 April 1896  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB

                                      +George Boudreau  b: 5 June 1892  Ste. Therese, Robertville, Gloucester, NB; m: 5 January 1919  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB [Joseph/Marie Boudreau]

                         8        Wilfrid Laurier Pitre  b: 29 September 1897  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: November 1982  Tampa, Hillsborough, FL

                                      +Marie Berthe Pitre  b: 18 August 1903  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: Abt. 1926 [William/Catherine Roy]; d: Aft. 1940

                         8        Joseph Duncan 'Cleopha' Pitre  b: 22 January 1899  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 7 September 1954  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                                      +Mary Pitre  b: 2 April 1902  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 11 April 1923  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB [Francois/Mary Jane Doucet]; d: 1960 

                         8        Marie Georgine Pitre  b: 6 April 1901  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 25 July 1985  

                                      +James William Degrace  b: 17 December 1894  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; m: 17 April 1918  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB [James/Elizabeth Lejeune]

                         8        Joseph Hermenegilde Pitre  b: 12 April 1903  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 26 June 1903  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB

                         8        Joseph Napoleon Pitre  b: 13 June 1904  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 27 July 1917  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB

                         8        Joseph Gilbert Pitre  b: 28 December 1905  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB

                                      +Marie Eveline Boudreau  b: 14 September 1907  Beresford, Gloucester, NB; m: 31 December 1929  Beresford, Gloucester, NB [Alfred/Helene Leblanc] 

                         8        Jean Pitre  b: 23 April 1907  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB

                                      +Marie Isabelle Roy  b: 22 November 1914  Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; m: 22 November 1932  Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB [Stanislas/Anne Arseneault]

                         8        Joseph Norman 'Raphael' Pitre  b: 20 September 1908  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 1 June 1933  Beresford, Gloucester, NB (executed)*

                         8        Joseph Wallace Pitre  b: 3 February 1910  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 3 September 1966  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                                      +Marie Elisabeth Lagace  b: 22 May 1920  Pointe Verte, Gloucester, NB; m: 22 November 1938  Belledune, Gloucester, NB [Francis/Elizabeth Lagace]; d: 1994                   

                         8        Marie Evangeline Pitre  b: 26 October 1911  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 19 February 1999

                                      +Normand Daigle  b: Abt. 1912  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB; m: 28 February 1933  Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB [Arthur/Brigitte Comeau]; d: 1989

                         8        Marie Clarisse 'Doris' Pitre  b: 24 September 1913  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB

                                      +Jean J. Roy  b: Abt. 1906  Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; m: 5 February 1932  Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB [Jean/Rose Vienneau]

                                     *2nd Husband of Marie Clarisse 'Doris' Pitre:

                                      +Lawrence Aube  b: Abt. 1917  Beresford, Gloucester, NB; m: 13 October 1943  Beresford, Gloucester, NB [Charles/Agnes Vienneau]

                         8        Joseph Moses Pitre  b: 30 September 1915  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB

                                      +Marie Claudia Pitre  b: 4 December 1921  Beresford, Gloucester, NB; m: 10 May 1938  Beresford, Gloucester, NB [Joseph/Rose deLima Jean] 

                         8        Marie Eva Pitre  b: 30 January 1920  St. Polycarpe, Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; d: 21 August 2009  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

                                      +Joseph Ernest Irenee Pitre  b: 28 April 1919  Petit Rocher, Gloucester, NB; m: 25 May 1939  Beresford, Gloucester, NB [Joseph Theodore/Marie Anne Hilda Degrace]; d: 3 April 2003  Bathurst, Gloucester, NB

    

 

Notes for Victor Pitre:

Census:

- 1891 Beresford, Gloucester, New Brunswick:  Victor H. Pitre 30 (farmer/carpenter), wife Marguerite 27, Theodore 6, Guillaume 4, Marie Eoca 3, Marie Ida 1.

- 1901 Beresford, Gloucester, NB:  Victor Pitre 40, wife Maryanne 25, Theodore 16, William 14, Xina 12, Ida 10, Marie Delima 8, Delora 6, Marie Florence 5, Wilfrid 3, Cleopha 2.

- 1911 Beresford, Gloucester, NB:  Victor Pitre 50 (carpenter), wife Annie 36, Elima 17, Florance 14, Wilfrid 12, Duncan 10, Georgina 8, Napoleon 6, Gilbert 5, Jean 3, Raphael 2, Walles 1.

 

- 1921 Beresford, Gloucester, NB:  Victor Pitre 61, wife Annie 46, Wilfred 23, Joseph 21, Gilbert 14, Jean 13, Raphael 12, Wallus 11, Eveline 9, Doris 8, Moise 5, Eva 1.
 

Other Notes:

- The Gazette (Montreal (Que), Monday, 9 May 1932:  Bathurst, N.B., May 8 - No charge has been laid against Rufus and Wallace Pitre, brothers, of Beresford, who were arrested at their home early yesterday morning and taken to jail here in connection with the murder of George Smith, 87, at South Tetagouche on April 20.  The brothers are under constant guard.  Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the Pitres had been suspected for some time.  Six officers went to Beresford, seven miles from here, at 2:30 a.m., yesterday and surrounded the home.  The brothers, found asleep, made no resistance.

- The Windsor Star (Ont), Monday, 13 June 1932:  Bathurst, N.B., June 13 - An attempted jail-break by Norman Joseph Pitre, charged with murder, was foiled Saturday after he had opened up the wooden floor of his cell and cut through a 14-inch brick wall.  Reaching the basement through his self-made passage, Pitre unloosed a fall of brick which aroused Sheriff M.H. Poirier, the jailer.  Royal Canadian Mounted Police were called and the prisoner was found wedged in an aperture measuring eight by 15 inches.  Orders have been issued to have the cell re-lined with steel sheets pending his trial at the next assizes.  Pitre is charged with the murder of George G. Smith, aged storekeeper of South Tetagouche.  Pitre, also known as Rufus Pitre, lived at Bernesford, N.B.

- The Gazette (Montreal, Que), Saturday, 1 April 1933:  Bathurst, N.B., March 31 - Joseph Norman "Rufus" Pitre today was sentenced to hang on June 1 and his brother, Wallace, was sentenced to a Penitentiary term of five years.  Last night a jury found Rufus guilty of murdering George Smith, aged storekeeper at South Tetagouche, on April 20 last.  The evidence of Wallace against his brother featured the first and second trials of Rufus.  Robbery with violence was the charge in an indictment to which a Grand Jury returned a true bill in the case of Wallace today.  He pleaded guilty and R.P. Hartley, K.C., Deputy Attorney-General and Crown Prosecutor, asked for leniency in view of the evidence Wallace had given.  Wallace Pitre had been held during the long and complicated legal battle involving the charge of murder against Rufus.  The latter's acquittal last August was appealed by the Crown and a second trial was ordered subsequently.  These developments represented a precedent in British law.  The sentences were pronounced in the Gloucester County Circuit Court by Mr. Justice J.B.M. Baxter.

- Billings Gazette (MT), 2 June 1933: Slayer is Hanged Despite Acquittal: Bathurst, N.B.: June 1 - Joseph Norman (Rufus) Pitre, 25, of Beresford, was hanged Thursday, marking the first instance in British jurisprudence that a person paid the supreme penalty after acquittal of a capital crime.  He was found not guilty last August on a charge of murdering George G. Smith, 86-year-old storekeeper.  But the New Brunswick court of appeal, acting under a new amendment to the criminal code, ordered a second trial because the lower court refused to admit certain evidence and because of nondirection and misdirection.  Pitre was found guilty at the second trial and was sentenced to hang.

 

Obituaries for the children:

Marie Eva Pitre:  Elhatton’s Funeral Home (Bathurst, NB):  Eva Pitre - Bathurst - Mrs. Eva Pitre, 89, wife of the late Ernest Pitre, of the Manoir Brise de l'Oasis, Bathurst, and formerly of Beresford, passed away on Friday (August 21, 2009) at the Chaleur Regional Hospital, Bathurst.  Born in Beresford, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Anna (Godin) Pitre.  She was a member of the Fille d'Isabelle in Beresford.  She worked as the Post Mistress in Beresford for over 10 years.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  She is survived by her children: Herman (Murielle) of Bathurst, Reginald (Gilberte) of Beresford, Leo of Bathurst, Hilda Pitre of Beresford, Ginette Pitre of Beresford, Carmella Vienneau (Hermel) of Petit-Rocher, Nicole Bourque of Pointe-Verte, Murielle Pitre (Charles Roy) of Beresford, 13 grandchildren; Rejean, Cyril, Norma, Denis, Danie, Michelle, Jason, Sonia, Rene, Patrick, Stephane, Tania and Sophie. 18 great-grandchildren; Jessica, Veronique, Vanessa, Molly, Robin, Mylene, Sara, Francis, Aurelie, Ronan-Alexander, Cody, Thorin, Darine, Melanie, Patrick, Rachelle, Genevieve and Jean-Luc.  One daughter-in-law: Albina Pitre of Bertrand, NB, Several nieces and nephews.  She was pre-deceased by two sons; Alvin, Daniel and one daughter; Gladys.  There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday (August 24, 2009) at 4:00 p.m. from Eglise St. Nom de Jesus, Beresford.  Donations in memory of Eva may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a favorite charity.  Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Beresford.
 

 

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