Laverne Barton

1 July 1911–12 January 2003 (Age 91)
Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life of Laverne

When Laverne Barton was born on 1 July 1911, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, her father, Oscar Charles Barton, was 39 and her mother, Nora Vest, was 26. She married Harry Francis Petersen on 6 August 1934, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1935 and Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 12 January 2003, in Fullerton, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Francis Petersen
1911–1974
Laverne Barton
1911–2003
Marriage: 6 August 1934
Joyce La Verne Petersen
1939–2017
Robert Louis Petersen
1941–2021

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 August 1934
Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States
children

(2)

    Joyce La Verne Petersen

    Female1939–2017Female

    Robert Louis Petersen

    Male1941–2021Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · The Capitol Building

Age 1

As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bere or bær ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, i.e. an outlying grange. Compare Barwick .2 German and central European (e.g. Czech and Slovak Bartoň): from a pet form of the personal name Bartolomaeus ( see Bartholomew ).

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

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Story Highlight

"To My Daughters" - Poem by Nora Vest Barton (undated)

Sources (3)

  • Laverne Barton Petersen in household of Harry F Petersen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Laverne Barton Petersen in household of Harry F Petersen, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Laverne Barton Peterson in household of Harry Francis Peterson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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