Harry Orange Peterson

Brief Life History of Harry Orange

When Harry Orange Peterson was born on 23 July 1889, in Allegan, Michigan, United States, his father, Willit G Peterson, was 22 and his mother, Dora Ann Valentine, was 20. He married Cornelia Angell on 17 April 1907, in Lawton, Antwerp Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Cheshire Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Antwerp Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 11 December 1913, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Harry Orange Peterson
1889–1913
Cornelia Angell
1882–1910
Marriage: 17 April 1907
Willet Harry Peterson
1908–1985

Sources (13)

  • Harry O Peterson in household of Willest Peterson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry Petterson, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Harry O Peterson, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, e.g. Norwegian and Danish Pedersen and Pettersen and their Swedish cognates (see 2 below), Polish Piotrowicz , Slovenian Petrič, Petrovčič, and Petrovič (see Petric , Petrovic ).

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Petersson, a cognate of 1 above, and also of its variant Pettersson . Compare 1 above.

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

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