Maud Mae Oldham

Female30 September 1878–1 May 1932

Brief Life History of Maud Mae

When Maud Mae Oldham was born on 30 September 1878, in Fort Washakie, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, her father, Charles Hancock Oldham, was 34 and her mother, Eliza Jane "Jennie" Black, was 21. She married Joseph Peterson on 25 November 1896, in Fremont, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Election District 2, Fremont, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Fremont, Wyoming, United States in 1930. She died on 1 May 1932, at the age of 53, and was buried in Lander, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Peterson
Maud Mae Oldham
Marriage: 25 November 1896
Lillian Maud Peterson
Edna May Petersen
Joseph "Bud" Peterson Jr
Laura Alice Peterson
Alvin Joseph Peterson
Annie M Peterson
Emma Margaret Peterson
Ila Fern Peterson
Charles Peterson
William Melville Peterson

Sources (16)

  • Maud Peterson in household of Joseph Peterson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maud May Oldham, "Wyoming Marriages, 1869-1923"
  • Maude May Oldham Petersen, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1896Fremont, Wyoming, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    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.


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries 1884: Fremont, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Fremont, Wyoming, United States

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 18

    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 (Lancashire and Cheshire): habitational name from Oldham in Lancashire. The placename derives from Old English ald ‘old’ + Old Norse holmr ‘island, water meadow’.

    History: Colonist and trader John Oldham was born in Lancashire, England, c. 1600 and emigrated to North America in 1623, arriving at Plymouth, MA, in July on the ship Anne.

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

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