Caroline Peterson

1 August 1855–17 March 1921 (Age 65)
Måre, Ørbæk, Fyn, Denmark

The Life Summary of Caroline

When Caroline Peterson was born on 1 August 1855, in Måre, Ørbæk, Fyn, Denmark, her father, Lars Pedersen, was 47 and her mother, Maren Mogensdatter, was 35. She married George William Hales on 5 September 1882, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Hellerup, Vindinge, Svendborg, Denmark in 1860. She died on 17 March 1921, in Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Huntington City Cemetery, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George William Hales
Caroline Peterson
Marriage: 5 September 1882
George William Hales
Mary Amelia Hales
Ella Hales
Frank Hales
Francis Hales
Ida Hales
Fred Hales

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1882St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 12
    Nebraska is the 37th state.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 20
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    CHRISTIAN OVERSON: Personal History, compiled by Manilla Overson Moulton (1945)

    Christian Overson was born June 11, 1840, Harrester parish, Roundholt, Denmark. He was the son of Ova Anderson and Maren Mogensdatter and was the eldest of four children. His father died while he, C …

    Sources (27)

    • Maxine Cowhshaw Hales in household of George Wm Hales, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Caroline Peterson in entry for Fred Hales, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Caroline Peterson Hales in household of George Wm Hales, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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