Richard Thomas Peterson

13 April 1878–5 November 1930 (Age 52)
Montana Territory, United States

The Life of Richard Thomas

When Richard Thomas Peterson was born on 13 April 1878, in Montana Territory, United States, his father, Ferdinand Peterson, was 47 and his mother, Mary Ann Russell, was 32. He married Katherine Ellen Gieske on 2 September 1901, in Blaine, Latah, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Home Park, Madison, Montana, United States in 1910. He died on 5 November 1930, in Sheridan, Madison, Montana, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Nevada City, Madison, Montana, United States.

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Richard Thomas Peterson
Katherine Ellen Gieske
Marriage: 2 September 1901
Richard Christopher Peterson
Allen Ferdinand Peterson

Spouse and Children

2 September 1901
Blaine, Latah, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · Anaconda Established

Age 5

In 1883, Marcus Daly established the town of Anaconda, Montana. It was at the same time that the smelting works in Anaconda was established.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Richard Peterson in household of Fredinand Peterson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Richard F Peterson in household of William M Marshall, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richard Peterson in entry for R. C. Peterson and Nellie D. Morse, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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