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Victor Albert (Pitre) Peters (1882 - aft. 1942)

Victor Albert Peters formerly Pitre
Born in Sainte Anne, Tecumseh, Essex, Ontario, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 12 Oct 1903 in Ste. Anne, Tecumseh, Essex, Ontariomap
Husband of — married 22 Jun 1909 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michiganmap
Husband of — married 11 Apr 1921 in Mt. Clemens, Macomb County, Michiganmap
Died after after age 59 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Oct 2009
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Victor Albert was French-Canadian by birth and his surname was French: "Pitre". His father was Jean-Baptiste Pitre, born in 1849 in Canada-West (Ontario) of a French-Canadian family. His first wife, Jeanne Tinneau, married in Ontario, Canada, in 1903, was also French-Canadian. They had a son: Laurent Antoine Pitre (1904-1904) who died at or just after birth in 1904, apparently along with his mother. [1]

Victor Albert's family moved back and forth across the border between Ontario, Canada, and Michigan, USA. In 1900 he was recorded as "Albert Peters," 19 years old, born in Canada, but living with his parents in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. The family adopted the Anglicized surname "Peters" that sounds closest to their French surname: "Pitre". [2]

After his 1903 marriage in Canada, Albert returned to Detroit, Michigan, in the United States. In 1909 he married an American-born woman of mixed English/French heritage. In Michigan he used the surname "Peters" on his WW I draft registration card. His American-born son, Ralph, born in Detroit in 1911, was called Ralph Peters. Victor Albert Pitre called himself "Albert Peters" on the Jan 1920 US Census in Detroit. [3]

Shortly after the January 1920 US Census, young Ralph Peters also died at around 9 years old. Victor Albert divorced Ralph's mother, Sadie Grifford, on April 8, 1921, in Michigan. [4] Three days later, on 11 April 1921, he remarried an English-born woman: Edith (Bee) Walker, in Macomb County, Michigan, USA. It was the 3rd marriage for both parties. They had no children together. [5]

Albert Victor continued to use the English surname "Peters" on the 1930 US Census, living with his 3rd wife: Edith Peters, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA. [6]

This was the same bi-lingual, bi-cultural man. No records have been found for Albert Victor Peters after his 1942 WW II draft registration in Detroit, Michigan.


  1. "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 April 2015), Albert Petre and Jenny Tino, 12 Oct 1903; citing registration , Sandwich East, Essex, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1,871,281.
  2. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 September 2017), Ernest Peters in household of John Peters, Detroit city Ward 17, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 177, sheet 22B, family 456, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,753.
  3. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 September 2017), Ralph Peters in household of Albert Peters, Detroit Ward 21, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing ED 637, sheet 9A, line 31, family 193, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 818; FHL microfilm 1,820,818.
  4. Michigan, USA. State file number #80310.
  5. "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925", , FamilySearch ( : Sat Oct 21 06:17:28 UTC 2023), Entry for Albert Peters and John Peters, 11 Apr 1921.
  6. "United States Census, 1930", , FamilySearch ( : Fri Oct 06 02:16:16 UTC 2023), Entry for Albert V Peters and Edith R Peters, 1930.

See Also:

  • "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (, Albert Victor Peters, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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