Henry Peterson

9 May 1868–18 June 1957 (Age 89)
Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Peterson was born on 9 May 1868, in Huntsville, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Hans Jorgen Pedersen, was 29 and his mother, Else Eliasen, was 40. He married Mary Jane Boyden on 29 May 1895, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 18 June 1957, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Peterson
Mary Jane Boyden
Marriage: 29 May 1895
Maurine Merredith Peterson
Henry Merrill Peterson
James Lloyd Peterson
Ruth Elaine Peterson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1895Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 1
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 2
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 28
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Henry Peterson 1868

    Peterson, Henry, educator, was born in Huntsville, Utah, May 9, 1868, son of Hans Jorgen and Elsie (Eliason) Peterson. His father came to this country from Denmark in 1862 and settled first in Farming …

    Sources (35)

    • Henry Peterson in entry for James Lloyd Peterson, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
    • Henry Peterson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Henry Peterson in entry for Harold Peterson and Ida Tribe, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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