Peterson

10 June 1880–
Huntsville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life of Peterson

When Peterson was born on 10 June 1880, in Huntsville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, her father, John Robert Peterson, was 31 and her mother, Julia Ann Perkins, was 22.

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John Robert Peterson
1849–1897
Julia Ann Perkins
1858–1890
Nancy R. Peterson
1878–1952
Peterson
1880–
Nancy R. Peterson
1886–
Andrew Jackson Peterson
1884–1885

Parents and Siblings

    John Robert Peterson

    Male1849–1897Male

    Julia Ann Perkins

    Female1858–1890Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 5

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

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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