Walter Henri Lepitre

1899 Stanstead, Quebec after 1942



Continuation of tree (1st child of Jean Baptiste Anthime Pitre/Della Morin); all known surname descendants:

                  9          Walter Henri Lepitre  b: 5 November 1899  Sacre Coeur de Jesus, Stanstead, Quebec; d: Aft. 1942

                                     +Jeanne Marie Grace Morin  b: 19 November 1902  Sacre Coeur de Jesus, Stanstead, Quebec; m: 10 June 1924  Notre Dame de la Merci, Rock Island, Stanstead, Quebec [Alfred/Herculine Deragon]; d: 12 July 1990  Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Island, WA

                                10       Frances Bernadette Petry  b: 3 January 1927  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 27 November 2008  Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Island, WA

                                              +Richard Lee Swadley  b: 7 May 1921  Portland, Multnomah, OR; m: 24 May 1947  St. Mary's, Newport, VT [Jesse/Ruth Florence Dawson]; d: 24 December 1983  Portland, Multnomah, OR

                                           *2nd Husband of Frances Bernadette Petry:

                                              +Ralph Earl Muirhead  b: 27 August 1926  Snohomish, WA; m: 23 January 1953  West Seattle, King, WA [Currell Richard/Alice Evelyn Dixon]; d: November 2004  Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Island, WA

                                10       Edward Eugene Petry  b: 8 July 1928  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 5 June 2015  Mendota, Fresno, CA

                                              +Lorraine Pearl Silva  b: 9 March 1929; m: 27 September 1952  Los Banos, Merced, CA [Frank E./---]  (divorced June 1967 Madera, CA); d: 22 May 2008  Sanger, Fresno, CA

                                           *2nd Wife of Edward Eugene A. Petry:

                                              +Lupe C. Ramirez  b: Abt. 1941; m: 21 October 1968  Fresno, CA [Trinidad/Paula Castro]; d: Aft. June 1997



Notes for Walter Henri Lepitre:


- 1920 Holland, Orleans, Vermont:  Anthime T. Petry 44 (dairy farmer), wife Gertrude B. 35, Walter H. 20, Arthur O. 19, Victoria B. 11, Evely A. 9, Anthime E. 7, Gedeon N. 5.

- 1921 Rock Island, Stanstead, Quebec:  A. T. Petry 46 carrauge maker, wife Gertrude 36, Walter 21 farmer, Arthur 20, Victoria 12, Evylen 10, Anthime 8, Gedeon 7, Theodore 11 months, lodger Ludovic Thibault 23 cutter, lodger William Gilman 50 bricklayer, lodger John Gilman 23 helper.  (Rock Island)


- 1930


- 1940 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts:  Walter H. Petry 40 cabinet maker/Western Electrics, wife Jeannette G. 36, Frances H. 13, Edward E. 11.


Naturalization Record:  Walter Henry Petry, age 25, cabinet maker, dark complexion, 5' 10", 171 lbs., black hair & grey eyes.  Born in Ways Mills, Quebec 5 Nov 1899; now res. 29 Commercial St., Lynn, MA; emigrated from Rock Island, Canada by rail (res. was Stanstead); married to Jennette (b. Can); arrived in Newport, VT on 24 Jan 1924; 5 Nov 1925 Boston, MA

WWI Registration Record:  Walter Henry Petry, res. Derby Line, VT; b. 5 Nov 1899 Canada; farming; employer Anthime Thomas Petry (Holland, VT); medium height/stout build, brown eyes & brown hair; 12 Sep 1918 Newport, VT

WWII Records:  Walter H. Petry, res. 2 Mulberry Place, Roxbury, Suffolk, MA; b. 5 Nov 1899 Ways Mills, Quebec; contact Mrs. Jeanette Petry (same address); 5' 11", 168 lbs., grey eyes & brown hair, dark complexion; 16 Feb 1942 Boston, MA.


Notes for Jeanne Marie Grace Morin:

- She married a 2nd time (8 Jan 1952 Alameda, CA) to Ralph Roosevelt Buckner

- Tombstone Inscription, Spring Canyon Cemetery, Lincoln, Lincoln, WA:  Jeannette G. Buckner / Nov. 19, 1902 - July 12, 1990  //  Ralph R. Buckner / Washington / Warrant Officer US Navy / World War II  Korea / April 10, 1904 - Jan. 4, 1970


Obituaries for the children:

Frances Bernadette Petry:  Widbey News Times (Whidbey, WA), Thursday, 27 November 2008:  Bernadette Muirhead was loved by many and will be missed by many.  She had great qualities wanted by all people: humor, compassion, faith, and eternal youth.  She was the loving mother of five children.  Born Jan. 3, 1927 in Boston, Mass., she had fond memories of going to her grandmother's house and working on her farm.  After graduating from high school and attending college, she moved to Seattle where she met the love of her life, Ralph Muirhead.  They began their family in the Emerald City.  The family moved to San Diego shortly after their marriage.  Bernadette and Ralph opened a bookstore, they both loved books.  Her grandson called her "book a day" because she would read a book a day.  Ralph and Bernadette moved to Oak Harbor in 1974.  Bernadette started Island Thrift while Ralph opened another bookstore.  They also had an antique store in La Conner.  Bernadette loved to sing and act.  She was a member of Anacortes Community Theater and acted and sang in many of their productions.  She is survived by daughters, Jeanette Iacometti of Nebraska, Colleen Fantaroni of Connecticut, Maureen Klindt of Oregon, Kellie Crowdis of Oregon, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  She went to a new life Nov. 27, 2008.


Edward Eugene Petry:  The Fresno Bee (Fresno, CA), Wednesday, 10 June 2015:  Petry - Edward Eugene Petry, 86, of Mendota died June 5.  He was a general building contractor.  Visitation: 11 a.m. to noon June 11 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  Rosary: Noon June 11 at the church.  Mass: 12:30 p.m. June 11 at the church.  Committal: 1:45 p.m. June 11 at St. Peter's Cemetery in Fresno.  Arrangements: Palm Memorial Kerman Chapel.



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