John Pitre

 1853 Champlain, New York - 1922 Springfield, MA



Continuation of tree (7th child of Theophile Pitre/Marie Pinsonneau); all known surname descendants:

            5     John Pitre  b: August 1853  Champlain, Clinton, NY; d: 6 May 1922  Springfield, Hampden, MA

                        +Alice Poissant  b: 17 September 1854  New York; m: 2 January 1875  St. Mary's, Champlain, Clinton, NY; d: Abt. 1893

             6           Alice Ady Peat  b: 9 September 1876  New York; d: Bef. 1880  Champlain, Clinton, NY

             6           Ira James Peat  b: 8 May 1878  Champlain, Clinton, NY; d: Aft. June 1952  Detroit, Wayne, MI

             6           Marie Rosalie Pitre  b: 5 May 1880  Champlain, Clinton, NY; d: 24 June 1952  New York City, NY

                            +William Willett    m: Aft. 1910

             6           Leon Henry Pitre  b: 9 February 1882  Champlain, Clinton, NY; d: 14 April 1963  Springfield, Hampden, MA

                            +Elizabeth F. Cone  b: Abt. 1884  Massachusetts; m: Abt. 1903 (divorced); d: Aft. 1930

               7                Raymond H. Peat  b: Abt. 1904  Massachusetts; d: Aft. 1930

               7                Helen E. Peat  b: Abt. 1909  Massachusetts; d: 6 December 1913  Springfield, Hampden, MA

               7                Ralph A. Peat  b: 5 September 1915  Massachusetts; d: 31 August 2007  Springfield, Hampden, MA

                           *2nd wife of Leon Henry Pitre

                            +Florence I. Moynihan  b: 4 October 1885  Massachusetts; d: 19 October 1962  Springfield, Hampden, MA

                           *3rd wife of Leon Henry Pitre

                            +Bertha Lena Young (Martin)    m: January 1963  

             6           Joseph John Pitre  b: 19 March 1884  Champlain, Clinton, NY; d: May 1964  Massachusetts

                            +Yvonne Corinne Gemme  b: Abt. 1888  Massachusetts; m: 19 April 1910  West Springfield, Hampden, MA [Charles C./Mary Cusso]

               7                Marie Alice Peat  b: 7 July 1911  Springfield, Hampden, MA; d: Aft. 1920

               7                Lea Ida Peat  b: Abt. 1913  Springfield, Hampden, MA; d: Aft. 1920

             6           Marie Leah Peat  b: 5 August 1887  Champlain, Clinton, NY; d: 4 June 1974  Springfield, Hampden, MA

                            +George Joseph Vincent  b: 25 October 1885  Springfield, Hampden, MA; m: 27 December 1909  Springfield, Hampden, MA [Octave J./Josephine Lavallee]; d: 30 December 1967  Springfield, Hampden, MA

             6           William Moise Peat  b: 22 February 1890  Champlain, Clinton, NY; d: Aft. 1920           

             6           Philomene Eveline Peat  b: 29 November 1892  Champlain, Clinton, NY; d: 25 August 1986  Rouses Point, Champlain, Clinton, NY

                            +Alfred Carpenter  b: 17 May 1873  Canada; m: Abt. 1911 [---/Vitaline ---]; d: 1943  Rouses Point, Champlain, Clinton, NY


            *2nd Wife of John Pitre:

                    +Elmira ----  b: May 1867  New York; m: Abt. 1894; d: Aft. 1920                                       

             6           Alice M. Peat  b: 2 December 1894  Chicopee, Hampden, NY; d: 6 June 1986  Springfield, Hampden, MA   

                            +Charles George Peritz  b: 10 June 1887  Massachusetts; m: Abt. 1915; d: Aft. 1930 



Notes for John Pitre:


- 1880 Champlain, Clinton, New York:  John Pete 26, wife Alice 23, Ira 2, Rosalie 1 month.


- 1892 Champlain, Clinton, NY:  John Peat 38 (pattern maker), wife Alice 37, Ira 14, Rosile 12, Leander 10, Joseph 8, Lea 4, William 2.


- 1900 Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts:  Widow Mead. Heath 78; John Peat 46 (pattern maker), 2nd wife of 6 years Elmira L. 33 (1 of 1 child still living), John 46 (pattern maker), Rose 20, Leo 18, Joseph 16, Lea 12, William 10, Alice 5.


- 1910 Springfield, Hampden, MA:  John Peat 54 (pattern maker/elevator co.), wife of 16 years Elmira 44 (1 of 1 child still living; 2nd marriage for both), Alice M. 15.


- 1920 Springfield, Hampden, MA:  John Peat 65 (pattern maker), wife Myra 50; son-in-law Charles Peritz 32 (cigar maker), wife Alice M. 24, Charles 4 years 2 months, Stanley 1 year 2 months; William H. Peat 30 (printer).


Obituary:  Springfield Republican (MA), Monday, 8 May 1922:  The funeral service of John Peat of 63 Greenwich street will be held at his former home at Champlain, N.Y.  The body will be brought there tonight for burial.


Misc.:  The North Countryman, January 1937: Notice:  At a term of the County Court of the County of Clinton, State of New York, held at the Court House in the City of Plattsburg, N.Y. on the 24th day of December 1936; Present: Hon. Thomas F. Croake, Clinton County Judge.  In the Matter of the Application of George C. Favreau;  For the Discharge of an Ancient Mortgage from Record:  On reading and filing the petition of George C. Favreau, duly verified the 21st day of December 1936, together with the affidavit of Leah Mary Peat Vincent, duly sworn to on November 26, 1936, from which it satisfactorily appears that the petitioner is the owner of the lands described in the mortgage hereinafter referred to, and also hereinbelow described, that heretofore and on April 17, 1888, one Adolphus Pecor (a prior owner) executed and delivered to one John Peat a mortgage in writing, bearing date on that day, conditioned for the payment of the sum of Eighty ($80.00) Dollars and interest, covering the lands described as follows:  Lot number Fifty-Eight (58) the east side of Lafountain Street (so-called) as laid out on the "Bow Map," bounded and described as follows to wit:  On the westerly by the center of Lafountain Street: on the south by Lot number Fifty Seven (57): on the east by lands formerly of the Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain Railroad, now said to be owned by the Rutland Railroad; and on the north by Lot number Fifty-Nine (59);  That the said mortgage was duly recorded in Clinton County Clerk's office on the 20th day of June 1888 at 2:15 P.M. in Volume 68 of Mortgages at page 711, and that same was never assigned or cancelled on the record.  That heretofore and on or about the 6th day of May, 1922 the said mortgagee John Peat, a widower, died intestate, a resident of the City of Springfield, Massachusetts, leaving him surviving the following named heirs at law, his children and none others to wit:

Ira J. Peat, 138 So. Main Street, Windsor, Vt.

Rosalie Willett, 29 East 29th St. New York City; C-O The Martha Washington Hotel

Leon Peat, 102 Acadia Blvd. Springfield, Mass.

Joseph J. Peat, 808 Belmont Ave, Springfield, Mass.

William Peat, 65 Knox St. Springfield, Mass.

Leah Vincent, 808 Belmont Ave, Springfield, Mass.

Evelyn Carpenter, Washington Ave, Rouses Point, N.Y.

Alice E. Peritz, 68 Greenwich St, Springfield, Mass

That subsequent to the death of John Peat aforesaid such proceedings were had, held and taken in the Probate Court in and for Hampden County, Massachusetts, then and there having jurisdiction in the premises, that on June 21, 1922, one Jonas J. LaValley was duly appointed the Administrator of John Peat deceased, forthwith duly qualified and entered upon the discharge of his duties as such, and that the said Administrator has since died and that no successor has ever been appointed.  Now, on motion of Orville R. Dunn, attorney for the petitioner herein, ORDERED that all persons interested in said mortgage, or the lands therein described, be required to show cause at a term of this Court in the city of Plattsburgh, New York, on the 25th day of January 1937, at the opening of Court on that day or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard, why the said mortgage should not be cancelled and discharged of record, pursuant to the provisions of Article X of the Real Property Law of the State of New York.  Let this order be published once in each of the two (2) weeks immediately preceding the return day hereof in "The North Countryman" a newspaper published in the Village of Rouses Point in the Town in which the aforesaid premises are situated.  And it is further ordered and directed that this Order be served upon each and all of the persons hereinabove named, by delivering copies thereof to each of said persons personally, pursuant to the provisions of Article XXV of the Civil Practice Act at least twenty (20) days before the return hereof.  Thomas F. Croake, Clinton County Judge; Orville R. Dunn, Attorney for the petitioner, Champlain, New York. 47-48

Obituaries for the children:

Marie Rosalie Pitre:  Springfield Union (MA), Thursday, 26 June 1952:  Mrs. Rosalie (Peat) Willett of 125 East 28th St., New York city, formerly of Springfield, died Tuesday in Bellevue Hospital, New York, following a brief illness.  She was born at Champlain, N.Y., May 5, 1882, daughter of the late John and Alice (Poisant) Peat.  She was employed at the Martha Washington Hotel, New York.  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Leah Vincent and Mrs. Alice Peritz, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Evelyn Carpenter of Rouses Point, N.Y.; three brothers, Leon of Springfield, Joseph of Acworth, N.H., and Ira Peat of Detroit, Mich.  Funeral services will be at the Curran-Jones funeral home, West Springfield, Saturday at 8 followed by a requiem high mass in Holy Name Church, Springfield, at 9.  Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.  Friends may call tonight from 7 to 10 and Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10.


Evelyn Peat:  Plattsburgh Press Republican, Wednesday, 27 August 1986:  ROUSES POINT - Evelyn Carpenter, 93, of the Cedar Hedge Nursing Home, died Monday, Aug. 25, 1986.  She was born in Champlain, Nov. 29, 1892, the daughter of John Peat and Alice Poissant.  She was a member of the Legion of Mary and the Altar Society at St. Patrick's Church in Rouses Point.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jeannette Burnell of Hartford, Conn.; two sons, Donald of Rouses Point and James of Vernon; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.  Her husband, Alfred, a son, Benny, and a daughter, Anaz, died previously.  Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home in Rouses Point today and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church in Rouses Point. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


Marie Leah Peat:  Springfield Union (MA), Friday, 7 June 1974:  In this city, June 4, Mrs. Leah M. (Peat) Vincent, widow of George J. Vincent.  Mother of William Vincent of Northfield, Mass.  Sister of Mrs. Evelyn Carpenter of Rouses Point, New York, Mrs. Alice Peritz of Spfld.  Grandmother of three and great-grandmother of three.  Funeral Friday morning at 9:15 from the Hafey Funeral Home, 494 Belmont Ave. with Liturgy of Christian Burial in Holy Name Church at 10.  Burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.  Visiting hours Wednesday 7 to 9 and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.


Alice M. Peat:  Springfield Union (MA), Saturday, 7 June 1986:  Alice E. (Peat) Peritz, 91, of 808 Belmont Ave., Springfield, former leader of the band "Alice and the Rhythm Boys," died yesterday in Mercy Hospital.  Born in New York, she had lived in Springfield most of her life and had also sold sheet music and played the piano at Kresgie's Store.  Her band often played at the Springfield Hobby Club.  She was a former member of the Springfield Golden Agers and the hobby Club.  She leaves two grandsons, Stanley W. Peritz of Longmeadow and Robert L. Peritz of West Springfield, and three great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be Monday morning at the Hafey Forest Park Chapels, with burial in Hillcrest Park Cemetery.



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