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Edmond Pitre (1855 - 1893)

Edmond "Edward" [uncertain] Pitre
Born in Ville Platte, St. Landry, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1874 in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Died at age 38 in Louisiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2009
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Edmond Pitre was born on March 23, 1855 in Ville Platte, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, son of Leandre Pitre (1817–1860) and Sarah Azelie Johnson (1828–1890).[1]

His father is said to have died in the Civil War,[2] but he died in March of 1860, the year before the war. Later that year, Edmond, age 5, was counted on the census in the household of his recently-widowed mother, Sarah Johnson, in Ville Platte, Louisiana.[3] By 1870, his mother had remarried, to the widowed father of the young woman Edmond would later marry.[4]

Edmond (18) married Agatha Amelia Langley (18) (born on March 29, 1855 in Calcasieu; daughter of John Langley and Gertrude Causinwell) in 1874 in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.

Their known children were:

In 1880, Edmond, Amelia, and three young children were living in Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana.[7]

According to his gravestone, Edmond died on April 4, 1893 in Louisiana, aged 38.[8]

His widow died in 1935; her father and mother's names are on the record.[9]

Research Notes

Notes for Columbus Pitre (son of Edmond Edward Pitre):

From 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.


  1. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934," FamilySearch ( : 14 January 2020), Edmond Pitre, 1855.
  2. See uncredited article in the Research Notes section.
  3. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2015), Edmond P Pitre in entry for Sarah Johnson, 1860.
  4. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 May 2021), Edmund Pitre in entry for John Langley, 1870.
  5. "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," FamilySearch ( : Mon Oct 23 14:45:21 UTC 2023), Entry for Elmo Guillaumin and Raoul Guillaumin, 12 Nov 1924.
  6. "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," FamilySearch ( : Mon Oct 23 15:19:56 UTC 2023), Entry for Elza Wilson and J H Wilson, 24 Jun 1920.
  7. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 July 2016), Edmond Pitre, Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 8, sheet 506D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0450; FHL microfilm 1,254,450.
  8. Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 01 December 2023), memorial page for Edmond Edward Pitre (27 Mar 1855–4 Apr 1893), Find a Grave Memorial ID 39688158, citing LeBleu Cemetery, Fenton, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, USA; Maintained by William Ewing (contributor 47503092).
  9. "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960," FamilySearch ( : Sat Oct 14 02:53:01 UTC 2023), Entry for Mrs. Edmond Pitre and Gertrude Causinwell, 11 Sep 1935.

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