Ruth Peterson

Brief Life History of Ruth

Ruth Peterson was born on 16 January 1905, in Iowa, United States. She married Otto Alvin Larson on 6 March 1929, in Fayette, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Union Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Clermont Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 4 June 2001, in Clermont, Fayette, Iowa, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Clermont, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

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Otto Alvin Larson
Ruth Peterson
Marriage: 6 March 1929
Oliver Russell Larson

Sources (7)

  • Ruth Larson in household of Otto Larson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Peterson, "Iowa, Church and Civil Marriages, 1837-1989"
  • Ruth Larson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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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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