Raymond J Peterson

1897–
Iowa, United States

The Life of Raymond J

When Raymond J Peterson was born in 1897, in Iowa, United States, his father, John David Peterson, was 43 and his mother, Mary Jane Berry, was 36. He lived in Grant Township, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

John David Peterson
1854–1929
Mary Jane Berry
1861–1938
Anna Emilie Peterson
1880–1956
Clarence Peterson
1892–1895
Gertrude Irene Peterson
1882–1965
Roscoe F. Peterson
1884–
William Oron Peterson
1885–1886
George Leland Peterson
1887–1947
Peterson
1887–
Mary A. Peterson
1890–
John R Peterson
1895–
Raymond J Peterson
1897–
Leola Bell Peterson
1898–
Cecil Berry Peterson
1902–
Delmar Peterson
1902–

Parents and Siblings

    John David Peterson

    Male1854–1929Male

    Mary Jane Berry

    Female1861–1938Female

siblings

(13)

    Female1880–1956Female

    Gertrude Irene Peterson

    Female1882–1965Female

    Roscoe F. Peterson

    Male1884–Male

    William Oron Peterson

    Male1885–1886Male

    Male1887–1947Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 16

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1929

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 (1)

  • Raymond J Peterson in household of John D Peterson, "United States Census, 1910"

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