Charley Elmer Petersen

Brief Life History of Charley Elmer

When Charley Elmer Petersen was born on 23 June 1904, in Thatcher, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Hjalmar Gustav Petersen, was 26 and his mother, Flora Marie Fredericksen, was 18. He married Anna Marguerite Andersen on 1 September 1927. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1910 and Penrose, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 27 November 1978, in Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Deweyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charley Elmer Petersen
Anna Marguerite Andersen
Marriage: 1 September 1927
Gerald Charles Petersen
Lavelle Petersen
Dorthy Gay Petersen
Susanna Lee Petersen
Sonia Marguerite Petersen
Richard Kirk Petersen
John Randall Petersen
Judith Dale Petersen

Sources (72)

  • Charly E Petersen, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Charley Elmer Christensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Charley Elmer Petersen, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

World Events (8)

1905 · Freedom for Norway

Swedish-Norwegian union was legally dissolved. Norway became a free country in 1905. Danish Prince, Carl Fredrik, became King of Norway, and chose as his name, King Håkon VII. From then on the king was a titular head only.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Lars, Niels, Jorgen, Holger, Anders, Einer, Aksel, Bent, Gunner, Knud.

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter .

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Pedersen or Pettersen .

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

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My Memories of Life with Dad by Linda

One of my early memories of Dad is when I was six years old and had rheumatic fever. He tended Judi and Me one day while Mom was out and didn’t quite know how to make me behave. As I recovered I remem …

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