R. Marvin Petersen

Male1 August 1931–4 February 1995

Brief Life History of R. Marvin

When R. Marvin Petersen was born on 1 August 1931, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Cornelius Ole Petersen, was 37 and his mother, Dorothea Roylance, was 35. He lived in Ogden City Legislative District 4, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States for about 5 years and Utah, United States in 1950. He died on 4 February 1995, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, South Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cornelius Ole Petersen
Dorothea Roylance
Beth Petersen
Lois Petersen
Keith Roylance Petersen
Sherma Petersen
R. Marvin Petersen

Sources (9)

  • R Marvin Petersen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • R Marvin Petersen in household of Cornelies O Petersen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Marvin Petersen, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (5)

World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

1934 · The Construction of a Reservoir

Age 3

In 1933 the funds were obtained to start building a reservoir at the Pineview site. President Roosevelt then authorized the Ogden River Project on November 16, 1935 and was supervised and fully funded under the National Industrial Recovery Act.

1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 17

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Niels, Jorgen, Holger, Anders, Einer, Aksel, Bent, Gunner, Knud.

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter .

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Pedersen or Pettersen .

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

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Missed time...

Uncle Marvin was my Grandma Sherma's brother. She missed him so much for so many years. I had the chance to meet him a few years before he passed and he was just such a force, and had that one in a …

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