Ruth Margaret Peterson

Brief Life History of Ruth Margaret

When Ruth Margaret Peterson was born on 29 October 1907, in Missouri Valley, Harrison, Iowa, United States, her father, W. Senerus Peterson, was 37 and her mother, Nellie Ann Divelbess, was 32. She lived in La Grange Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 27 December 2003, at the age of 96.

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W. Senerus Peterson
Nellie Ann Divelbess
Ruth Margaret Peterson
Francis M Peterson
Mildred A Peterson
Mary E Peterson
Arnold Serenus Peterson
Harriet Maude Peterson

Sources (8)

  • Ruth Peterson in household of W S Peterson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Ruth Margaret Peterson, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Ruth in entry for Harriet Maude Winslow, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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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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