Louisa Belcher

1872–1963 (Age 90)
Campbells Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Belcher was born on 20 May 1872, in Campbells Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, her father, Andrew Belcher, was 40 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Gross, was 39. She married William Lewis Peters about 1898. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Winifrede Junction, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Cabin Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 February 1963, at the age of 90, and was buried in West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Louisa Belcher
William Lewis Peters
Marriage: about 1898
Roy Conard Peters
Cybert Peters
Elonzo Peters
Alva May Peters
Clyde Thedyford Peters
Ada Ellen Peters

Spouse & Children

  • Female1872–1963Female

  • William Lewis Peters


about 1898
West Virginia, USA


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1832–1886Male

  • Mary Elizabeth Gross




  • Elizabeth Belcher


  • William Thomas Belcher


  • Kenamon Belcher


  • Female1857–1946Female

  • Female1859–1945Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English:1. (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + chere ‘face’, ‘countenance’. Although it originally meant ‘face’, the word chere later came to mean also ‘demeanor’, ‘disposition’ (hence English cheer), and the nickname may thus also have denoted a person of pleasant, cheerful disposition. There has been some confusion with Bowser . 2. nickname for someone given to belching. See Balch .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Louisa Peters in household of William S Peters, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eliza Peters in household of W L Peters, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Louisa Peters in household of William L Peters, "United States Census, 1920"

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