Leola Estelle Peterson

27 October 1866–24 June 1951 (Age 84)
Catawba, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Leola Estelle

When Leola Estelle Peterson was born on 27 October 1866, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Alonzo Peterson, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Emaline "Emily" Hawn, was 22. She married Charles Monroe Whitener on 21 December 1890, in Catawba, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Hickory Township, Catawba, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 24 June 1951, in Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Monroe Whitener
Leola Estelle Peterson
Marriage: 21 December 1890
John Ernest Whitener
Rose Whitener
Samuel Monroe Whitener
Ruth Whitener

Spouse and Children

21 December 1890
Catawba, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Alonzo Peterson


    Sarah Emaline "Emily" Hawn





    Charles L Peterson


    Nora M Peterson


World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 1

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Leola Whitener in household of C M Pitts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leola E Peterson in household of John A Peterson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Leola E Whitener in household of Charles N Whitener, "United States Census, 1900"

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