Mabel Josephine Peterson

25 September 1905–25 September 1977 (Age 72)
Elk Rapids, Antrim, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mabel Josephine

Mabel Josephine Peterson was born on 25 September 1905, in Elk Rapids, Antrim, Michigan, United States. She married Arthur William Heuser on 19 July 1926, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 September 1977, in Gulfport, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 72.

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Arthur William Heuser
Mabel Josephine Peterson
Marriage: 19 July 1926

Spouse and Children

19 July 1926
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 14

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 20

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

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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Sources (3)

  • Mabel Heuser in household of Arthur Heuser, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mabel J Hewser in household of Arthur W Hewser, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mabel Peterson in entry for John Arthur Heuser and Nancy Hathaway Gailey, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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