Peter Thorsted Jr.

26 November 1874–31 March 1949 (Age 74)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Peter

When Peter Thorsted Jr. was born on 26 November 1874, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Peder Jensen Thorsted, was 28 and his mother, Johanna Boyer, was 29. He married Hazel J. Meves on 16 November 1916, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States for about 10 years and Brooklyn Judicial Township, Alameda, California, United States in 1940. He died on 31 March 1949, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Peter Thorsted Jr.
Hazel J. Meves
Marriage: 16 November 1916
Hazel June Thorsted

Spouse and Children

16 November 1916
Oakland, Alameda, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 17

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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

Norwegian: habitational name from any of six farmsteads, named in Old Norse as þórisstaðir ‘Thor's farm’, from þórir ( see Thor ) + staðir, plural of staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Peter Thursted in household of Peter Thursted, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Peter J Thorstad, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Peter Thorsted, "United States Census, 1920"

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