George Albert Petersen

21 September 1885–1 April 1930 (Age 44)
Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of George Albert

When George Albert Petersen was born on 21 September 1885, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, George Peter Petersen, was 29 and his mother, Ane Madsen, was 25. He married Etta Althea Rolph on 3 September 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900 and Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 April 1930, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Albert Petersen
Etta Althea Rolph
Marriage: 3 September 1913
Margaret Etta Petersen
Ray Albert Petersen
Florence Annie Petersen

Spouse and Children

3 September 1913
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    Margaret Etta Petersen


    Ray Albert Petersen


    Florence Annie Petersen


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 13

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from Peter .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • George A Petersen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George A Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George A Peterson in household of George P Peterson, "United States Census, 1910"

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