Willie E Peterson

Female9 February 1886–13 May 1948

Brief Life History of Willie E

When Willie E Peterson was born on 9 February 1886, in Mississippi, United States, her father, John Thomas Peterson, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Bennett Davis, was 28. She lived in Burnsville, Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States in 1900. She died on 13 May 1948, in Craig Township, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Henry Cemetery, Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi, United States.

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  • Willie E Peeterson in household of J T Peeterson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • government record Willie E Peterson 1886--

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1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 2

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 17

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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