Bernice Charlotte Peterson

30 June 1914–2 April 1985 (Age 70)
Kane, Illinois, United States

The Life of Bernice Charlotte

Bernice Charlotte Peterson was born on 30 June 1914, in Kane, Illinois, United States. She married Raymond Alfred Bergeson on 10 April 1937. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Batavia, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 2 April 1985, at the age of 70.

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Raymond Alfred Bergeson
Bernice Charlotte Peterson
Marriage: 10 April 1937

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10 April 1937




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 11

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1933 · Another World's Fair

Age 19

The city of Chicago was presented with another chance to host a World's Fair. It was offered to the city to commemorate the 100 years of its existence. Many people didn't like the idea of them having another Worlds Fair because the nation, as a whole, was coming out of the Great Depression.

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 (2)

  • Bernice Bergeson in household of Raymond A Bergeson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bernice Peterson in entry for Bergeson, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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