Chester Waldemar Peterson Jr.

23 July 1933–12 November 2007 (Age 74)
Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Chester Waldemar

When Chester Waldemar Peterson Jr. was born on 23 July 1933, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, his father, Dr. Chester Waldemar Gerhard Peterson, was 27 and his mother, Gladys Lillian Norberg, was 32. He married Lillian Mae Sharrer on 28 September 1955, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States. He died on 12 November 2007, in Savage, Scott, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 74.

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Chester Waldemar Peterson Jr.
Mary Ellyn Salisbury
Marriage: 18 March 1990

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18 March 1990
San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 2

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Chester Peterson in household of Chester W Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Chester Peterson in household of Chester W Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Chester W Peterson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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