Walter Charles Peterson

16 January 1954–23 August 2002 (Age 48)
Federal Dam, Cass, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Walter Charles

Walter Charles Peterson was born on 16 January 1954. He died on 23 August 2002, at the age of 48, and was buried in Federal Dam, Cass, Minnesota, United States.

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1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 1

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1955 · To War in Vietnam

Age 1

The Vietnam War was another civil war brought about from the Cold War. It was fought between the North Vietnamese, who were supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies, and the South Vietnamese, who were supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war caused two more civil wars in Laos and Cambodia and resulted in all three countries becoming communist states.
1968 · The American Indian Movement

Age 14

The American Indian Movement is a Native American advocacy group that was formed to address the affirmation, treaty issues, spirituality and leadership of the Native Americans in the area. They addressed incidents of police harassment and racism against the Natives and strove to create real economic independence for the Indians. Decades after its founding, the American Indian Movement has continued to fight for the interests of the indigenous groups around the world.

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.

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  • Walter Charles Peterson, "Find A Grave Index"

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