Richard Thomas Peterson

Brief Life History of Richard Thomas

When Richard Thomas Peterson was born on 13 April 1878, in Montana, 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

Sources (8)

  • Richard Peterson in household of Fredinand Peterson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Thomas Peterson - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Richard Thomas Peterson
  • Richard T. Peterson, "Idaho Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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.


Historical Boundaries 1865: Madison, Montana Territory, United States 1889: Madison, Montana, United States

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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

English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, e.g. Norwegian and Danish Pedersen and Pettersen and their Swedish cognates (see 2 below), Polish Piotrowicz , Slovenian Petrič, Petrovčič, and Petrovič (see Petric , Petrovic ).

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Petersson, a cognate of 1 above, and also of its variant Pettersson . Compare 1 above.

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

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