Peter James Peterson

4 June 1881–26 October 1910 (Age 29)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States

The Life of Peter James

When Peter James Peterson was born on 4 June 1881, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, his father, John Peterson, was 26 and his mother, Caroline Jensen, was 23. He married Della Bessie King on 6 April 1906, in Josephine, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 26 October 1910, in Idaho Falls, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter James Peterson
Della Bessie King
Marriage: 6 April 1906
Marcia Ruth Della Peterson
Frances Caroline Peterson

Spouse and Children

6 April 1906
Josephine, Oregon, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 9

Idaho is the 43rd state.

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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Sources (3)

  • James P Peterson in household of John Peterson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Peter Peterson in household of John Peterson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Peter Petersen in entry for Frances Caroline Petersen Nelson, "Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015"

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