Andrew Peterson

11 April 1870–2 November 1956 (Age 86)
Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life of Andrew

When Andrew Peterson was born on 11 April 1870, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Andrew "Anders Pedersen" Peterson, was 41 and his mother, Agnethe Larsdatter, was 23. He married Viola Wilson on 26 November 1890, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Election Precinct 3 Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 2 November 1956, in Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Blanding, San Juan, Utah, United States.

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Andrew Peterson
Viola Wilson
Marriage: 26 November 1890
Andrew Lavern Peterson
Lois Viola Peterson
Mildred Annette Peterson
Guy Carlton Peterson
John Bertram Peterson
Hortense Peterson
Lewis Arnold Peterson
Melvin Wilson Peterson
Ruth Ellis Peterson

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26 November 1890
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from Peter .2 Americanized form of similar surnames of non-English origin (such as Petersen , or Swedish Pettersson).3 In VT, there are Petersons who were originally called by the French name Beausoleil ; in some documentation this was translated fairly literally as Prettysun, which was then assimilated to Peterson.

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

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THE LIFE STORY OF ANDREW PETERSON Andrew Peterson was born April 11, 1870, at Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah. His father, Andrew or Anders Pedersen, was born in Jetsmark, Denmark, 8 Feb. 1829, and d …

Sources (3)

  • Sophia Peterson in household of Egnette Petersen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Andrew Petersen in household of Annette Tucker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Andrew Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"

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