Roy Emil Peterson

12 August 1909–22 December 1990 (Age 81)
Grass Lake Township, Kanabec, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of Roy Emil

When Roy Emil Peterson was born on 12 August 1909, in Grass Lake Township, Kanabec, Minnesota, United States, his father, August Emil Pettersson, was 30 and his mother, Thrase "Tracy" Christina Johnson, was 20. He married Blanche Lorraine Taylor on 28 March 1975, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States in 1940 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1950. He died on 22 December 1990, in Harbor City, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

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Roy Emil Peterson
Grace May Dahlquist
Carol Jean Peterson
Earnest Ward Peterson
Gail Peterson

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made
Age 1
Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · Women Gain the Right to Vote in Washington
Age 1
On November 8, 1910, Washington became the first state to allow women to vote. This event would lead to the long battle by women in all the states to fight for the right to vote. This would happen 10 years later.
Age 22
The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and German: patronymic from the personal name Peter . In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates and their derivatives from other languages, e.g. Norwegian and Danish Pedersen and Pettersen and their Swedish cognates (see 2 below), Polish Piotrowicz , Slovenian Petrič, Petrovčič, and Petrovič (see Petric , Petrovic ).Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Petersson, a cognate of 1 above, and also of its variant Pettersson . Compare 1 above.

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

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Sources (15)

  • Ray E Peterson in household of August E Peterson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roy Emil Peterson, "Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"
  • Roy Emil Peterson in entry for Peterson, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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