According to her Find A Grave profile, Celestine was born 12 December 1874, however, it is unclear where this date comes from as there is no gravestone image. At the time of the June 1880 US Census, she is listed as 4-years old and is living with her father, Charles Bell and mother, Zoia Fruge. Her reported age at death indicates she was born in about 1872.
According to the 1910 US Census (where she is called "Sallie"), she married David Pitre sixteen years earlier than the April 1910 date of the census. Given that their first child together, Alzora Marie, was born in October 1894, the likely married in 1893 or early 1894.
Celestine and David had seven children together, with all seven at home with them in 1910. The children and their ages in April 1910 are as follows:
Izora - 15 years
Charley - 14 years
Elizabeth - 11 years
[Pitre-1369|Ida]] - 10 years
Frank - 8 years
Earnest - 5 years
Clara or Elora - 2 years
Celestine died 15 August 1941 in Calcasieu Parish and is buried at Green Oak Cemetery in Kinder, Louisiana.
↑ "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MD6V-HXD : 13 August 2016), Selestine Belle in household of Charles Belle, Hickory Flat, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 6, sheet 462C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0449; FHL microfilm 1,254,449.information than was indexed.
↑ 4.04.1 "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MPTG-P1D : accessed 11 August 2017), Salie Pitre in household of David Pitre, Police Jury Ward 9, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 49, sheet 6B, family 98, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 511; FHL microfilm 1,374,524.
↑ Hebert, Rev. Donald J.. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900). CD. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 1999-2000. Text:
PITRE, Alzora Marie (David & Celeste BELL) b. 21 Oct. 1894; bt. 4 Jan. 1895 in Hickeren flat (Jennings Ch.: v. 1, p. 132)
WikiTree profile Bell-2624 created through the import of Rider_Deshotel Family 040809.ged on Jul 21, 2011 by Nadine Rider.