Fay La Rue Peterson

7 February 1923–29 November 2006 (Age 83)
Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

The Life of Fay La Rue

When Fay La Rue Peterson was born on 7 February 1923, in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, Ira Peterson, was 44 and his mother, Julia Dunn, was 39. He lived in East Montpelier Election Precinct, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 29 November 2006, at the age of 83, and was buried in Fernley, Lyon, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fay La Rue Peterson
1923–2006
Genevieve Adeline Sapienza
1926–1994

Spouse and Children

    Male1923–2006Male

    Genevieve Adeline Sapienza

    Female1926–1994Female

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 4

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 22

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)

  • Fay La Rue Peterson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Fay Peterson in household of Ira Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fay Peterson in household of Ira N Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"

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