Alice Margaret Peterson

7 May 1863–14 November 1950 (Age 87)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Alice Margaret

When Alice Margaret Peterson was born on 7 May 1863, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, her father, Ferdinand Peterson, was 32 and her mother, Mary Ann Russell, was 17. She married John Bain Carruthers on 17 March 1884. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Madison Township, Madison, Montana Territory, United States in 1870 and Union Township, Madison, Montana, United States in 1900. She died on 14 November 1950, in Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States, at the age of 87.

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John Bain Carruthers
Alice Margaret Peterson
Marriage: 17 March 1884
Mary Margaret Carruthers
Mary Margaret Crruthers
Hazel Reed Carruthers

Spouse and Children

17 March 1884


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries 1864: Deer Lodge, Idaho Territory, United States 1864: Deer Lodge, Montana Territory, United States 1867: Edgerton, Montana Territory, United States 1868: Lewis and Clark, Montana Territory, United States 1889: Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from Peter .2 Americanized form of similar surnames of non-English origin (such as Petersen , or Swedish Pettersson).3 In VT, there are Petersons who were originally called by the French name Beausoleil ; in some documentation this was translated fairly literally as Prettysun, which was then assimilated to Peterson.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Carruthers in household of Jas H Duff, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alice Carruthers in household of Isaac W Genzberger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alice Carruthers, "United States Census, 1940"

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