Notes for Columbus Pitre (son of Edmond Edward Pitre):
- A newspaper column (source unknown, between 1923-1932): Columbus Pitre represents an old and honored family in Southwestern Louisiana. His active career has been divided between the Lake Charles community and Leesville, where he is chiefly known as a banker and man of affairs. He was born in old Calcasieu Parish, December 19, 1876, son of Edmond and Agatha (Langley) Pitre, and grandson of Leon Pitre, who was killed while a Confederate soldier in the war between the states. The Pitres have been planters and land owners for several generations and devout Catholics in religion. Edmond Pitre and his wife were born in St. Landry Parish. He died in 1894 and his widow now resides in Jefferson Davis Parish. They had seven children, six of whom are living. Columbus Pitre grew up on a plantation, attended public schools and finished a course in the commercial college at Bowling Green, KY. As a young man he served as deputy clerk of court at Lake Charles under H.C. Gill, and was also in the sheriff’s office under Dr. A.L. Lyons. Mr. Pitre in 1905 removed to Leesville, where for a number of years he conducted an abstract business. In January, 1919, he became an active executive officer in the First State Bank of Leesville and has since held the post of vice president. He has a number of other business interests, being half owner in a cotton gin and owns much farming land as well as real estate in Leesville. Mr. Pitre served as President of the Vernon Parish Police Jury from 1920 to 1923. He married in 1901 to Miss Laura Broussard, a native of Rose Bluff, LA, a member of a well known family there. She is a member of the Baptist Church, while he retains his affiliations with the church in which he was reared.
BURIAL LeBleu Cemetery Fenton, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, USA
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