Malcolm Peterson

27 December 1867–

The Life of Malcolm

When Malcolm Peterson was born on 27 December 1867, in Sweden, his father, Johan Anders Petersson/, was 34 and his mother, Anna Britta Jonasdotter, was 38. He married Hilma Catherine Magnuson on 15 October 1891, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Butler Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Pomeroy, Calhoun, Iowa, United States in 1940.

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Malcolm Peterson
Hilma Catherine Magnuson
Marriage: 15 October 1891
Jessie Josephine Peterson
Ida Marie Peterson
John Malcom Peterson
Lois Irene Peterson
Robert Willard Peterson
Paul Edward Peterson

Spouse and Children

15 October 1891
Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States




    John Malcom Peterson


    Lois Irene Peterson


    Robert Willard Peterson


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Johan Anders Petersson/


    Anna Britta Jonasdotter




World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency

Age 6

The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 31

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Malcolm Peterson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Meleom Peterson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Malcolm Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"

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