Wayne Douglas Peterson

15 June 1943–17 January 1989 (Age 45)
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States

The Life of Wayne Douglas

When Wayne Douglas Peterson was born on 15 June 1943, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, his father, Ralph Emanuel Peterson, was 23 and his mother, Celeste Doman, was 22. He died on 17 January 1989, in his hometown, at the age of 45, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Emanuel Peterson
1919–1982
Celeste Doman
1920–1989
Wayne Douglas Peterson
1943–1989

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 2

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 13

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

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)

  • Wayne Douglas Peterson, "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998"
  • Wayne Douglas Peterson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Wayne Peterson - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Wayne Peterson

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