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John Major Pitre (1887 - abt. 1920)

John Major Pitre
Born in Welsh, Calcasieu Parish, Louisianamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1906 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died about [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 13 Sep 2009
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John was born in 1887 in Louisiana to Jasper Leandre Pitre and Marie Denise Langley.

He married a woman named Sedoria (aka Sidonia, Sidonie) Marcatell.

John registered for the WWI draft in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana in 1917.[1] At the time he was a farmer with a wife and four children. He was described as short and stout with grey eyes and brown hair.

In 1920, he and his wife, Sidonia, were living in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana.[2] They had four children - Hazel, Wilmer, Luice and Neva. John was still farming.

His son, Robert Wilmer, passed away in Texas in 1960.[3] John's wife was listed as Sedoria Marcatell on the death record.


  1. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2014), John Major Pitre, 1917-1918; citing Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,684,692.
  2. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2015), John Pitre, Police Jury Ward 5, Jefferson Davis, Louisiana, United States; citing sheet 5A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,616.
  3. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), John M Pitre in entry for Robert Wilmer Pitre, 25 Oct 1960; citing certificate number 60354, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,116,475.

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