Arthur Eugene Peterson

Brief Life History of Arthur Eugene

When Arthur Eugene Peterson was born on 8 October 1888, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Peter Olof Pettersson, was 35 and his mother, Augusta Charlotta Abrahamsson, was 35. He married Myrtle Clayona Johnson on 17 December 1919, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 8 November 1973, in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Eugene Peterson
1888–1973
Myrtle Clayona Johnson
1893–1980
Marriage: 17 December 1919
Naomi Peterson
1920–2003
Helen Peterson
1922–2008
Marjorie Peterson
1923–2023

Sources (24)

  • Arthur Eugene Peterson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Arthur Eugene Peterson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Arthur Eugene Peterson, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

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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