William Shelton Pitre

1872 Houma, Louisiana after 1940 LA



Continuation of tree (4th child of Joseph Justilien Pitre/Marie Emelie Hebert); all known surname descendants:

               8          William Shelton Pitre  b: 12 August 1872  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: Aft. 1940

                                +Octavie Pontiff  b: 12 January 1872  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 12 January 1895  Terrebonne,  LA [Julien/Virginie Marguerite Naquin]; d: 7 February 1899  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                         9          Marie Lilly Pitre  b: 22 March 1896  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; 19 November 1926  Bayou Cane, Terrebonne, LA

                         9          Lillian Mary Pitre  b: 26 March 1897  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 30 July 1956  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                                       +Eloi Joseph Bernard  b: 18 November 1897  Louisa, St. Mary, LA; m: Abt. 1914 [Joseph Whitney/Edolie Rivette]; d: 23 February 1959  Honolulu, Hawaii

                                      *2nd Husband of Lillian Mary Pitre:

                                       +Anthony Tomino  b: Abt. 1896  Easton, Northampton, PA; m: Abt. 1921 [Paul/Katherine ---]; d: 18 July 1960  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                         9          Edward P. Pitre  b: 1899  Chacahoula, Terrebonne, LA; d: 4 January 1932  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                                       +Emily Rawle  b: Abt. 1895  Harvey, Jefferson, LA; m: Abt. 1926 [Frank/Seraphine Lepine]; d: 31 July 1977  Harvey, Jefferson, LA


                         *2nd Wife of William Shelton Pitre:

                                +Marguerite Leboeuf  b: 20 September 1883  Montegut, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1902  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Ulgere Clerville/Elmire Guidry]; d: 20 November 1933  New Orleans, LA

                          9          Anita Marie Pitre  b: 25 March 1903  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 28 January 1978  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                         +Harry Joseph Adams  b: 17 November 1898  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 1 September 1920  Chacahoula, Terrebonne, LA [Alexandre/Zulema Bourgeois]d: 7 March 1977  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                          9          Joseph Franklin Pitre  b: 11 August 1904  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 25 May 1975  Harahan, Jefferson, LA

                                         +Leona Chaisson  b: Abt. 1910; m: Abt. 1926; d: 17 July 1967  New Orleans, LA

                          9          Emily Pitre  b: Abt. 1906; d: Aft. 1910

                          9          Marc Justilien Pitre  b: 22 September 1908  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 29 November 1977  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                          +Lena Marie Bergeron  b: 6 October 1914; m: Abt. 1928; d: 2 March 1971  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                          9          Henry Auguste Pitre  b: 26 October 1910  Chacahoula, Terrebonne, LA; d: 11 November 1983  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                                          +Florette Grentz  b: 12 December 1919  Gretna, Jefferson, LA; m: Abt. 1942 [Joseph M./Frances Baker]; d: 23 May 2003  Gretna, Jefferson, LA

                          9          Harris Paul Pitre  b: 11 December 1916  Patterson, St. Mary, LA; d: 20 May 1963  New Orleans, LA

                                           +Genevieve Leblanc  b: 13 March 1919  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1948 [Edgard/Amelia Cunningham]; d: 16 March 2003  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                          9          Ada Pitre  b: 4 June 1920  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 29 January 1999  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                          +Clifton Bergeron  b: 11 February 1916  Bayou Black, Terrebonne, LA; m: Abt. 1941 [James Albert/Celestine Crochet]; d: 3 June 1983  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                         *2nd Husband of Ada Pitre

                                          +Newton J. Mason  b: 24 March 1916  Morgan City, LA; m: Aft. June 1983 [Joseph/Victoria Percle]; d: 3 October 2001  Monticello, Lawrence, MS 


                         *3rd Wife of William Shelton Pitre:

                                +Julia Hampton  b: 22 November 1894; m: Abt. 1924; d: 17 April 1978  Bourg, Terrebonne, LA

                          9          Franklin Pitre  b: 18 January 1932  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 4 March 2021  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                          +Eunice Scott

                          9          Roosevelt Joseph Pitre  b: 18 June 1934  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; d: 8 February 1985  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                          +Doris Marie Bergeron  b: 12 April 1936  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 13 April 1958  Terrebonne, LA [Eddie Joseph/Emelie Marie Hebert]; d: 2 December 1997  Houma, Terrebonne, LA



Notes for William Shelton Pitre:


- 1880 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  Justilien Pitre 40 (laborer), wife Margaret 30, Telesphor 17, Rosa 11, Laura 8, William 7, Harry 5, Vidie 2.


- 1900 Terrebonne, LA:  Son Edward Pitre 7 (believe age should read as 1)1960, listed with Emile Maronge 55 & wife Estelle 48 and their 5 children.  (William Shelton Pitre 27?)


- 1910 Terrebonne, LA:  Wille Pitre 30 (farmer), wife of 7 years Maggie 26, Anita 6, Joseph 4, Emily 3, Justilian 1.  Son from 1st marriage, Edward Pete 11, living as adopted son with family of Emile Maronge 72 & wife Stella 63, also in Terrebonne Parish.


- 1920 Verdunville, St. Mary, LA:  Willie Pete 42 farm employee, wife Maggie 35, Joseph 13, Justilian 9, Henry 7, Harris 3.  [2 properties away from brother Harris Pitre/Pete]

- 1920  Terrebonne, LA:  Anita Pitrie 16 servant, living w/family of Harlis Thibodeaux 30 & wife Felicie 23.


- 1930 Houma, Terrebonne, LA:  Maggie Pitre 47, Henry 19, Harris 12, Ada 10; Lenora Marcel 45, Wilbert 12, Doris 7

- 1930 Montegut, Terrebonne, LA:  Willie Pitre 41, wife Zulia 25.

- 1930 outside of Gretna City, Jefferson, LA:  Edward Pitre 31 bus driver, wife Emily 35  [Manhattan Ave.]


- 1940 St. Martin, LA:  Willie Pete 64 (widower), moss picker/moss picking.

- 1940 Harvey, Jefferson, LA:  Henry Pitre 28, living with his half-brother Edward's widow Emily (Rawle) Adams 44 (widowed 2nd time of Paul J. Adams), and her parents.


Notes for Marguerite Leboeuf:

Death Notice:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Thursday, 23 November 1933:  Deaths - Mrs. Maggie Labauf Pitre, 45, Charity hospital.


Notes for Julia Hampton:

Tombstone Inscription, Bisland Cemetery, Bourg, LA:  Our loved one / Julia Hampton / Ellender / Nov. 22, 1894 / Apr. 17, 1978


Obituaries for the children:

Lillian Mary Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Wednesday, 1 August 1956:  Tomino - Of Gretna, La., on Monday, July 30, 1956, at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Lillian Pitre beloved wife of Anthony Tomino, mother of Mrs. Lena Mae Jacobsen, Everett Bernard Sr., Oliver Paul Tomino and Rev. Anthony Tomino; also survived by six grandchildren, aged 58 years, a native of Houma, La., and a resident of Gretna, La., for the past 35 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Southern Pacific Railroad, are invited to attend the funeral, which will take place Wednesday, August 1, 1956, at 2 o'clock p.m. from Mothe Funeral Homes Inc., 303 Amelia avenue, Gretna, La.  Interment in Westlawn Memorial Park.

- Misc: New Orleans States (N.O., LA), Sunday, 26 March 1933:  An enjoyable time was spent at a party given in the home of Mrs. Anthony Tomino, 119 Lavoisier street, Gretna, the occasion being her thirty-sixth birthday.  (52 guests listed)


Edward P. Pitre:  New Orleans Item (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 5 January 1932:  West Bank News - Edward P. Pitre, 31, native of Chacahoula, La., and a resident of Gardere Subdivision, Gretna, for the past seven years, died Monday at 11:25 p.m.  He was the husband of the former Miss Emily Rawle and son of William Pitre and the late Octavia Pontiff, and brother of Mrs. A. Tomino.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the late residence in Gardere Subdivision with interment in McDonoghville cemetery.

- New Orleans States (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 10 January 1932:  Pitre - On Monday, January 4, 1932, at 11:25 p.m., Edward P. Pitre, beloved husband of Emily Rawle, son of William Pitre and the late Octavia Pontiff, brother of Mrs. A. Tomino, aged 31 years, 11 months and 19 days, a native of Chacahoula, La., and a resident of Gretna seven years.


Anita Marie Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, St. Joseph Cemetery, Thibodaux, LA:  R.I.P. / Harry J. Adams / born Nov. 17, 1898 - died Mar. 7, 1977 / Anita P. Adams / born Mar. 22, 1903 - died Jan. 28, 1978 / Raymond "Wag" Adams / Aug. 31, 1930 - Jan. 14, 2009


Joseph Franklin Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), 27 May 1975:  Joseph Pitre, on Sunday, May 25, 1975, at 12:36 p.m., husband of the late Lena Chassion Pitre; father of Mrs. Woodrow A. Torres; brother of Henry Pitre and Pete Pitre, Mrs. Anita Adams, Mrs. Ada Bergeron and the late Harris Pitre; also survived by 1 grandchild; age 70 years, a native of Houma, Louisiana and a resident of Harahan, Louisiana. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend funeral services from Chauvin Funeral Home, Houma, Louisiana. Due notice of time will be given. Religious services at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Houma, Louisiana. Interment in Magnolia Cemetery, Houma, Louisiana. Visitation Monday at 2 p.m.


Marc Justilien Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription:  St. Francis de Sales Cemetery, Houma, LA:  Lena / Marie Pitre / Oct. 6, 1914 / Mar 2, 1971 - (reverse) Marc / Justilian Pitre / Sept 22, 1908 / Nov 29, 1977 / age 69


Henry Auguste Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Sunday, 13 November 1983:  Henry J. Pitre Sr., of Gretna, La., on Friday, November 11, 1983, at 2:15 o'clock p.m., beloved husband of Florette Grentz Pitre, father of Mrs. Karylyn Mundy, Henry J. Pitre Jr., and Paul J. Pitre Sr., brother of Mrs. Ada Bergeron and the late Mrs. Anita Adams, Joseph, Justilian and Harris Pitre, grandfather of J.W. Mundy II, Wanina Rae Mundy and Paul J. Pitre Jr.; age 73 years; a native of Chacahoula, La. and a resident of Gretna, La. for the past 55 years.  Relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of Parish of Jefferson Retiree's Association, employees of Jefferson Parish, Westside Transit Lines, Mississippi River Bridge Authority, David Crockett Fire Dept., Gretna Police Dept., Klaassen & Associates and Wallace C. Drennan, Inc. are invited to attend funeral services from Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., 1300 Vallette St., Algiers, La., on Monday, November 14, 1983, at 11 o'clock a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony Catholic Church.  Interment McDonogh Cemetery.  Parlors will be open Sunday, November 13, 1983, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.


Harris Paul Pitre:  Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA), Tuesday, 21 May 1963:  Deaths - Harris P. Pitre, 46, Veteran's Administration Hospital.


Ada Pitre:  Houma Courier (LA), 31 January 1999:  Ada Pitre Bergeron Mason, 78, a native and resident of Houma, died at 6:05 p.m. Friday, January 29, 1999.  Visitation will be from 2 to 10 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. and funeral time Monday at Chauvin Funeral Home.  Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. at Chauvin Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, Newton J. Mason of Bayou Blue; one son, Lloyd Bergeron Sr. of Sontag, Miss.; one daughter, Velma Bergeron Rayborn of Houma; one brother, Franklin Pitre; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clifton Bergeron; her parents, Willie and Maggie LeBouef  Pitre; five brothers, Joe, Henry, Harris, Justillian and Roosevelt Pitre; and one sister, Anita Pitre.  She was homemaker.

Tombstone Inscription, St. Anthony Cemetery, Houma, LA:  In loving memory / Ada Bergeron / Mason / June 4, 1920 / Jan. 29, 1999  //  In loving memory / Clifton J. / Bergeron / Feb. 11, 1916 / June 3, 1983


Franklin Pitre:  The Courier (Houma, LA), Tuesday, 9 March 2021:  Houma - Franklin Pitre Sr., 89, a native and resident of Houma, passed away on March 4, 2021.  A private burial will be held at a later date.  He is survived by his wife, Eunice Pitre; children, Marie Lambas, Mike Pitre (Emma), Julia Naquin (Calvin), Tammy Naquin (Moose), and Jason Pitre (Jamie); 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his son, Franklin Pitre Jr.; grandson, David Fonseca; great-grandson, Tyler Daley; parents, Willie Pitre and Julia Hamilton Pitre; step-father, Peter Ellender; and brother, Roosevelt Pitre.  Revelation 21:3-4  He who serves God will have everlasting life.  Samart Funeral Home of Houma, Bayou Blue is in charge of arrangements.

Tombstone Inscription, Garden of Memories Cemetery, Gray, LA:  Franklin A. Pitre / Jan. 18, 1932 - (blank) / Eunice S. Pitre / May 22, 1943 - (blank)


Roosevelt Joseph Pitre:  Tombstone Inscription, Bisland Cemetery, Bourg, LA:  Roosevelt J. Pitre / June 18, 1934 / Feb. 8, 1985



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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:  27 August 2022.