William Henry Peterson

21 December 1880–18 March 1967 (Age 86)
Peterson, Morgan, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Peterson was born on 21 December 1880, in Peterson, Morgan, Utah Territory, United States, his father, Charles Sreeve Peterson, was 62 and his mother, Mary Martha Thompson, was 31. He married Vida Eldridge Rogers on 10 December 1901, in Pima, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States in 1962 and lived in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States for about 20 years and Supervisorial District 1, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 18 March 1967, in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Peterson
Vida Eldridge Rogers
Marriage: 10 December 1901
Catherine Peterson
John William Peterson
Archie Rogers Peterson

Spouse and Children

10 December 1901
Pima, Arizona, United States



    John William Peterson


    Archie Rogers Peterson


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 23

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • Wm H Peterson in household of Mary Peterson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William H Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William H Peterson, "United States Census, 1920"

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