Caroline Peterson

4 March 1853–8 May 1924 (Age 71)
Østre Aker, Oslo, Norway

The Life Summary of Caroline

When Caroline Peterson was born on 4 March 1853, in Østre Aker, Oslo, Norway, her father, Peter Christiansen Peterson, was 24 and her mother, Anna Marie Olson, was 24. She married James Aldous Harrop on 16 December 1872, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Oslo, Norway in 1853. She died on 8 May 1924, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Aldous Harrop
Caroline Peterson
Marriage: 16 December 1872
James Harrop
Effie May Elizabeth Harrop
William Aaron Harrop
Fredrick Harrop
Sanford Harrop
Leroy Harrop
Alfred Harrop
Hyrum Edwards Harrop
Charles Riley Harrop
Joseph Peter Harrop
Raymond Earl Harrop
Samuel Warren Harrop
Martha Isabell Harrop

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1855 · Erik Werenskiold
    Age 2
    Birth year of Erik Werenskiold Norwegian painter and illustrator. He was especially known for his drawings of the Asbjørnsen and Moe fairytale collection.
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 19
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, e.g. Norwegian and Danish Pedersen and Pettersen and their Swedish cognates (see 2 below), Polish Piotrowicz , Slovenian Petrič, Petrovčič, and Petrovič (see Petric , Petrovic ).Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Petersson, a cognate of 1 above, and also of its variant Pettersson . Compare 1 above.

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

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    William Park Bramwell William was born 21 March 1890 in Plain City Utah to George and Isabella. He was their sixth child and fifth son. He evidently was always referred to as William and not Bill. …

    Sources (28)

    • Peterson in entry for Joseph P Harrop, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Caroline Harrop in household of Jas. Harrop, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Caroline Peterson in entry for Alfred Harrop and Gertrude Schubel, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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