Josephine Amelia Peterson

23 January 1864–22 March 1955 (Age 91)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine Amelia

When Josephine Amelia Peterson was born on 23 January 1864, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, Peter Christiansen Peterson, was 35 and her mother, Anna Marie Olson, was 35. She married William Grubb Yerger in 1885, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 22 March 1955, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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William Grubb Yerger
Josephine Amelia Peterson
Marriage: 1885
George B Yerger
Katherine Sadie Yerger
Florence Josephine Yerger
James Peterson Yerger
Frank Henry Yerger
Caroline Isabell Yerger
Fred Earl Yerger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1885Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 3
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 5
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    Age 25
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Matsu Nakasone BIRTH unknown DEATH 1889 BURIAL Forest Lawn Memorial Park Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA PLOT Columbarium of Valor, Lot 0, Space 64430 MEMORIAL ID 185379511 · View Source

    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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    Sources (23)

    • Josephine Tabor in entry for Henry Bernard Tabor, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Japhine A Yerger in household of William G Yerger, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Josephine Peterson in entry for Herbert W Ehlers and Florence Mccloskey, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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