Elizabeth Peterson

10 May 1878–2 July 1956 (Age 78)
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Peterson was born on 10 May 1878, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, her father, Christian Peterson, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth Deacon, was 35. She married John L. Clark on 21 October 1897, in Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in New Castle, New Castle, Delaware, United States in 1870. She died on 2 July 1956, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Family Time Line

John L. Clark
Elizabeth Peterson
Marriage: 21 October 1897
John Lambert Clark
Alice Reese Clark
Albert B Clark

Spouse and Children

21 October 1897
Delaware, United States


    John Lambert Clark


    Alice Reese Clark


    Albert B Clark


Parents and Siblings

    Christian Peterson


    Elizabeth Deacon




    Isaac Peterson


    Mary Jane Peterson


    Sarah A Peterson



World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1893 · First U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain

Age 15

The first time that the rank of Ambassador was used was in 1893. When on March 30, 1893, Thomas F. Bayard was appointed Ambassador to Great Britain.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Bessie Clark in household of John L Clark Jr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • Saidie Peterson in household of Christian Peterson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Deacon in household of Christian Peterson, "United States Census, 1870"

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