Vernon Hyrum Peterson

Brief Life History of Vernon Hyrum

When Vernon Hyrum Peterson was born on 12 October 1912, in Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States, his father, Hyrum Peterson, was 35 and his mother, Anna Rogers, was 24. He married Edna Alvey on 4 October 1939, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 22 August 1989, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Lehi City Cemetery, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vernon Hyrum Peterson
1912–1989
Edna Alvey
1913–1989
Marriage: 4 October 1939
Elaine Peterson
1943–2004
Lynnette Peterson
1946–2020

Sources (26)

  • Vernon H Peterson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Vernon Hyrum Peterson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Vernon Hyrum Peterson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1921 · Lehi Becomes First to Build In Honor of World War Veterans

A “Soldier’s, Sailor’s and Marine’s Memorial” was conceived by W. A. Knight in 1918 to honor Utah residents killed during World War I. A library was dedicated on December 30, 1921.The remainder of the building was dedicated May 31, 1926. The Spanish Mission Revival style building cost $55,000 to build. This became “the first municipal facility in America erected to the memory of World War I Veterans.” 

1933 · Sons of Utah Pioneers

Like the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, The National Society of the Sons of Utah Pioneers is an organization dedicated to preserving the legacy and studying the history of the Latter-day Saints Pioneers of Utah and the West. The organization is open to All good men of every age and circumstance who have an interest in the early Utah Pioneers. It is not necessary to have pioneer ancestry to join.

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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1962 LIFE STORY OF AUNT CHLOE, by Sarah Decker (with tributes by nieces and nephews)

LIFE STORY OF AUNT CHLOE Written by her sister, Sarah R. Decker [Read July 21, 1962, at Reunion. Minor corrections made.] Chloe Rogers was born on November 13, 1889 at Snowflake, Apache County, …

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