Edna Alvey

Brief Life History of Edna

When Edna Alvey was born on 1 July 1913, in Escalante, Garfield, Utah, United States, her father, George Alvey, was 29 and her mother, Ann Spencer, was 30. She married Vernon Hyrum Peterson on 4 October 1939, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 2, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 6 July 1989, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, 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 (35)

  • Edna Peterson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Alvey, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Edna Alvey, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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World Events (8)

1915 · Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is a park that contains over 800 paleontological sites and fossils. It was declared a National Monument on October 4, 1915.

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: either from the Middle English male personal name Alfwy (Old English Ælfwīg ‘elf battle’) or the female name Alvy (Old English Ælfgifu ‘elf gift’), or a shortened form of the male name Alvin (see Elvin ).

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

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Grandma Peterson Canning

As a girl, I loved visiting Grandma's house! It was the most comfortable, warm, inviting and magical place of my childhood. Grandma Peterson (Edna Alvey Peterson) was an amazing cook, a great play …

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