Gary Dean Peterson

29 September 1949–14 October 2009 (Age 60)
Cherokee Falls, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Gary Dean

When Gary Dean Peterson was born on 29 September 1949, in Cherokee Falls, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, his father, Vernon Felmet Peterson, was 45 and his mother, Irene Maynor, was 35. He died on 14 October 2009, in Shelby, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Vernon Felmet Peterson
Irene Maynor
C B Peterson
Loyd Felman Bub Peterson
Gladys Peterson
Jack Peterson
Doyle Wayne Peterson
Gary Dean Peterson

Parents and Siblings





    Gladys Peterson


    Jack Peterson


    Doyle Wayne Peterson


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World Events (8)

1951 · Anti-Lynching Law

Age 2

In 1951, after Willie Earle is dragged from jail and gunned down by a mob, South Carolina puts into action an anti-lynching law.
1959 · Research Triangle Park Opens

Age 10

High-tech growth happened when in 1959 the research triangle park was opened. The park goes between Raleigh, Burham, and Chapel Hill.
1965 · The Voting Rights Act

Age 16

The Voting Rights Act prohibits racial discrimination in voting. The Act secured the right to vote for minorities in the South. It also prohibits local governments from making any voting law that results in discrimination against any kind of minorities.

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)

  • Gary D Peterson in entry for Kimberly D Peterson, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"
  • Gary Dean Peterson, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Gary Peterson in entry for Mr Loyd Or Bub Peterson, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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