William Peter Erickson

Male6 June 1926–7 April 1997

Brief Life History of William Peter

When William Peter Erickson was born on 6 June 1926, in Springwater, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, his father, Rae Albert Erickson, was 28 and his mother, Pearl Elizabeth Tucker, was 26. He married Anne Theresa Murphy on 16 February 1946, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Garfield, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1930. He died on 7 April 1997, in Estacada, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Springwater, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.

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William Peter Erickson
Anne Theresa Murphy
Marriage: 16 February 1946
James William "Jim" Erickson

Sources (8)

  • Wm P Erickson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William Peter Erickson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • William P. Erickson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1946Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 3

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    1945 · Peace in a Post War World

    Age 19

    The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Thor, Nils, Lars, Sven, Lief, Anders, Lennart, Iver, Elof, Erland.

    Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Ericsson and Eriksson , Norwegian, Danish, and North German Eriksen and Erichsen , or of any other Scandinavian or North German patronymic from a personal name derived from Old Norse Eiríkr, which is composed of ei ‘ever, always’ (or a shortened form of ein ‘one, only’) + rík ‘power’. Compare Ericksen , Ericson , and Erikson .

    English (Lancashire): patronymic from the Middle English male personal name Eric (with the same etymology as 1 above) + son.

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

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