Ruth Casty Peterson

19 June 1929–2 September 1987 (Age 58)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Ruth Casty

When Ruth Casty Peterson was born on 19 June 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Alexander Peterson, was 49 and her mother, Bertha Anna Baer, was 38. She married Douglas Lionel Erickson on 21 June 1947, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 2 September 1987, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Douglas Lionel Erickson
1925–2010
Ruth Casty Peterson
1929–1987
Marriage: 21 June 1947
Steven Lynn Erickson
1948–2001
Darcy Erickson
1963–2018

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 June 1947
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 2

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 16

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

1 English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from Peter .2 Americanized form of similar surnames of non-English origin (such as Petersen , or Swedish Pettersson).3 In VT, there are Petersons who were originally called by the French name Beausoleil ; in some documentation this was translated fairly literally as Prettysun, which was then assimilated to Peterson.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Castey Peterson in household of Douglas Leonal Erickson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ruth Castey Erickson in household of Douglas Leonel Erickson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Ruth Peterson in household of Alex Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"

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