Ernest Walter Peters

February 1908–4 December 1995 (Age 87)
St Albans St Stephen, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ernest Walter

When Ernest Walter Peters was born in February 1908, in St Albans St Stephen, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Ernest Alfred Peters, was 30 and his mother, Lucy Jefford, was 30. He married Gwendolen Edith Barton Trebilco on 6 February 1937, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Frogmore, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1908. He died on 4 December 1995, in Canada, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Walter Peters
Gwendolen Edith Barton Trebilco
Marriage: 6 February 1937
Terrance Walter Peters

Spouse and Children

6 February 1937
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    Ernest Alfred Peters


    Lucy Jefford




    Lilian Alice Peters



    Doris Annie Peters


    Arthur Leslie Peters


World Events (8)


Age 6

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 6

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 31

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter .2 Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Mac Pheadair ‘son of Peter ’.3 Americanized form of cognate surnames in other languages, for example Dutch and North German Pieters.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ernest Walter Peters, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"
  • WALTER in household of ALFRED, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Ernest Walter Peters, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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