Emily Verda Elizabeth Bingham

24 January 1893–18 December 1953 (Age 60)
Drynob, Laclede, Missouri, United States

The Life of Emily Verda Elizabeth

When Emily Verda Elizabeth Bingham was born on 24 January 1893, in Drynob, Laclede, Missouri, United States, her father, William Mitchell Bingham, was 20 and her mother, Clara Bell Forgerson, was 17. She married Shed Edward Peterson on 11 December 1910. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Gasconade Township, Laclede, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Lynn Lane, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 18 December 1953, at the age of 60.

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Shed Edward Peterson
Emily Verda Elizabeth Bingham
Marriage: 11 December 1910
Infant Peterson
Grace Peterson
Violet Lucille Peterson
Hubert Dow Peterson
Clara Bell Peterson
Homer Edward Peterson
Donald Ray Peterson
Melvin Leroy Peterson

Spouse and Children

11 December 1910


    Infant Peterson


    Grace Peterson



    Hubert Dow Peterson



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire called Bingham, from an unattested Old English clan name, Binningas, or an Old English word bing ‘(a) hollow’ + Old English hām ‘homestead’. The name is also established in Ireland.2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding habitational names such as Bingenheimer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Verda Peterson in household of Shed E Peterson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Verda Peterson in household of Shed E Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Verdia E Bingham in household of Bingham, "United States Census, 1900"

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