||Gustave Jean Baptiste PITARD |
||25 Jan 1903
||3827 Canal St., 4th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana
||2011 Esplanade Ave., 7th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Aged 29, with his father as HOH
||147 Devon Way, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee
- aged 37; born in Louisiana; 3 years of college; was living in New Orleans in 1935; linoleum salesman; income $3,780 in 1939; house worth $13000
||Tulane Univ., New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
- He attended for 2-3 years.
||Armstrong Cork Co. |
|Social Security Number
||20 Nov 1988
||Charlestown, Catonsville, Baltimore Co., Maryland
- At Charlestown, a retirement home.
||St. David's Church, Radnor Twp., Delaware Co., Pennsylvania
- He gave his body to science; a memorial is placed at St. David's with his wife Helen.
- He was born in Louisiana, but there is little narrative of his life that remains, it seems. He kept a picture album covering the years 1917-1930 or so, though very few of the pictures are labeled, unfortunately. He lived in Mandeville for some of his early years. He attended Tulane for 2 or 3 years, but didn't graduate. He was in ROTC, and a member of PiKA fraternity.
In the 1930 census, he and his brother Wallis are living in his father's house; the Alex LeDoux family is right next door.
His was a small wedding; only close members of the family attended, according to the wedding announcements. After their marriage, they lived at 339 Pine Street in New Orleans.
In 1934, he started to work for Armstrong Cork on July 1st; he retired on July 22, 1966.
The family moved to Baltimore in June 1940 (month noted in a family album); he was a linoleum salesman for Armstrong Cork Co. The first summer at Gibson Island was summer of 1940; they bought a house there in 1943. This where they moved when they retired.
See article in the Frederick Post, 20 July 1954, where "G.J. Pitard" is mentioned, with a photograph, as a manager at Armstrong Cork.
His date book says that on 6 Feb. 1956, he stopped smoking; he restarted, however. He smoked unfiltered Picayunes until the early 1980s when a Dr. told him to stop, which he did, pretty much cold.
He had a dry sense of humor. “If I eat any more chicken,” he would say, “I’ll cluck.” Every Lent he gave up alcohol, “just to show it who’s boss.” Beer, however, was not alcohol. He enjoyed golf, poker with friends, and Chesapeake Bay oysters.
A query: a note in his date book says that Anna Gamard died on July 6, 1963: who is she?
The house on Gibson Island was sold on June 22, 1987, and they moved to Charlestown, outside of Baltimore, a few days later.
He was known as "Pete" to his whole family, including children, and "Beep" to his grandchildren. One story why he was called Beep is because he used to make the sound when he played a drum. Maybe, also, it was because kids said "beep" instead of "Pete."
||Lansdales and Pitards
||16 Aug 2014 |
||Gustave Joseph PITARD, Jr., b. 10 Feb 1871, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana , d. 14 Nov 1950, 200 Betz Place, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (Age 79 years) |
||Lucie Caroline GAMARD, b. 5 Nov 1872, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana , d. 29 Mar 1964, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (Age 91 years) |
||23 Mar 1895
||New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana 
- vol. 124, page 883; dated March 19th, but the anniversary was March 23rd
||Group Sheet | Family Chart