Dorathy Jane Petersen

22 December 1922–24 June 2006 (Age 83)
Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States

The Life of Dorathy Jane

When Dorathy Jane Petersen was born on 22 December 1922, in Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States, her father, Nels L Petersen, was 41 and her mother, Edith Bennett, was 37. She married Luther Leon Diehl on 24 December 1941, in Clark, Nevada, United States. She lived in Hinckley, Millard, Utah, United States in 1930 and Hinckley Election Precinct, Millard, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 24 June 2006, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Deseret City Cemetery, Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Kenneth R Damron
Dorathy Jane Petersen
Marriage: 24 September 1951

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24 September 1951
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 1

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Dorath Peterson in household of N L Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorthy Peterson in household of Nels L Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dorathy Damron in entry for Beulah Marie Petersen Bassett, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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