Joseph Elisha Peterson

30 August 1917–4 April 2003 (Age 85)
Willacoochee, Atkinson, Georgia, United States

The Life of Joseph Elisha

When Joseph Elisha Peterson was born on 30 August 1917, in Willacoochee, Atkinson, Georgia, United States, his father, Dennis Paulk Peterson, was 20 and his mother, Myrtle Corbitt, was 20. He married Thelma Lewis on 24 December 1943, in Willacoochee, Atkinson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 1026, Atkinson, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 4 April 2003, in Fort Gibson, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Elisha Peterson
1917–2003
Thelma Lewis
1923–2004
Marriage: 24 December 1943
Nancy Jean Peterson
1950–2006
Joe Ben Peterson
1954–2012
Roy Paulk Peterson
1956–2001
Martha Peterson
1963–1994

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1943
Willacoochee, Atkinson, Georgia, United States
children

(4)

    Female1950–2006Female

    Joe Ben Peterson

    Male1954–2012Male

    Roy Paulk Peterson

    Male1956–2001Male

    Female1963–1994Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1917–2003Male

    Jack Dempsey Peterson

    Male1920–2009Male

    Female1923–2012Female

    Gussie "Imogene" Peterson

    Female1926–Female

    Gene Tunny Peterson

    Male1927–2012Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 4

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1941

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Joseph E Peterson in household of Dennis P Peterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joe Peterson in household of Dennis Peterson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joe E Peterson in household of Dennis Peterson, "United States Census, 1920"

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