Thelma Olene Peterson

16 January 1926–10 April 1961 (Age 35)
Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Thelma Olene

When Thelma Olene Peterson was born on 16 January 1926, in Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, William Olaf Peterson, was 39 and her mother, Lula Olivia Christiansen, was 34. She married Robert M Beckstead on 2 May 1947, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 10 April 1961, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Santaquin City Cemetery, Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Robert M Beckstead
Thelma Olene Peterson
Marriage: 2 May 1947
Donald M Beckstead

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Tower Theater
Age 2
The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.
1937 · The Neutrality Act
Age 11
The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

(1997: 110846;2007: 205976; 2010: 278297)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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Sources (8)

  • Thelma Oleen Peterson in household of William Olof Peterson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Thelma Olen Peterson Beckstead, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Thelma Peterson in household of William O Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"

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