Selma Peterson

16 February 1885–30 September 1977 (Age 92)
Bosebo, Jönköping, Sweden

The Life Summary of Selma

When Selma Peterson was born on 16 February 1885, in Bosebo, Jönköping, Sweden, her father, Peter Johan Karlsson, was 62 and her mother, Christina Andersdotter, was 39. She married Esaias Johanesson on 6 October 1905, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Söndra, Jönköping, Sweden for about 16 years and Hudson, St. Croix, Wisconsin, United States in 1910. She died on 30 September 1977, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Union Cemetery, White Bear Lake, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Esaias Johanesson
Selma Peterson
Marriage: 6 October 1905
Evelyn Marie Stolpe
Amy Christine Stolpe
Alice Viola Stolpe
Verna Sylvia Stolpe
Edgar Bernard Stolpe
NN Stolpe

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag
Age 8
The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1909 · The NAACP is formed
Age 24
Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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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  • Selma Stolpe in household of A J Stolpe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Selma Stolpe in household of Esias J Stolpe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Selma Stolpe in household of Isais Stolpe, "United States Census, 1930"

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