Charles Jacob Peterson

18 June 1892–27 June 1949 (Age 57)
Cheboygan, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles Jacob

When Charles Jacob Peterson was born on 18 June 1892, in Cheboygan, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States, his father, Jacob Alfred Peterson, was 30 and his mother, Wendla Karolina Karlsdotter, was 27. He had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with Blanche Gertrude Woodard. He lived in Grand Portage, Cook, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Cook, Minnesota, United States in 1930. He died on 27 June 1949, in Grand Marais, Cook, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Grand Marais, Cook, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Jacob Peterson
Blanche Gertrude Woodard
Gertrude Carol Peterson
Kenneth Christian Peterson
Bernice Blanche Peterson
Genevive Ruth Peterson
Wayne K Peterson
Sharon Nathalie Peterson

Spouse and Children



    Gertrude Carol Peterson


    Kenneth Christian Peterson


    Bernice Blanche Peterson


    Genevive Ruth Peterson


    Wayne K Peterson


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Alfred Peterson


    Wendla Karolina Karlsdotter




    Annie Peterson


    Anna Sigrid Peterson or Jacobsdotter


    John Fredrick William Peterson


    John Peterson



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 1

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 16

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Chas J M Peterson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles J Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles Peterson in household of Jacob Peterson, "United States Census, 1900"

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