Margaret Irene Petersen

26 January 1914–5 January 1983 (Age 68)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Margaret Irene

When Margaret Irene Petersen was born on 26 January 1914, in Georgia, United States, her father, Rev Holbert Stevenson Petersen Sr, was 33 and her mother, Irene Havener, was 24. She married William Joseph White on 13 September 1937, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. She lived in Dickson, Dickson, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 5 January 1983, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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William Joseph White
Margaret Irene Petersen
Marriage: 13 September 1937

Spouse and Children

13 September 1937
Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Rev Holbert Stevenson Petersen Sr


    Irene Havener





    Holbert Stephenson Petersen


    Winifred Peterson


World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 8

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Petersen in household of Mrs. Irene Petersen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Margaret Peterson in household of Carrie Mathews, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret Irene Petersen, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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