Aletha May Stockwell

5 August 1890–2 January 1984 (Age 93)
Craig, Holt, Missouri, United States

The Life of Aletha May

When Aletha May Stockwell was born on 5 August 1890, in Craig, Holt, Missouri, United States, her father, Millard Fillmore Stockwell, was 29 and her mother, Mary Frona Dawson, was 27. She married Robert Lee Peters on 25 March 1913, in Craig, Holt, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Polk Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Sni-A-Bar Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 January 1984, in Blue Springs, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Blue Springs, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Lee Peters
Aletha May Stockwell
Marriage: 25 March 1913
Lee Fillmore Peters
Delmar Charles Peters
Clonia Velma Peters
Vacil Kenneth Peters
Charles Castle Peters

Spouse and Children

25 March 1913
Craig, Holt, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Millard Fillmore Stockwell


    Mary Frona Dawson




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place now in Greater London, so called from Old English stocc ‘tree trunk’, ‘plank bridge’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Letha Petters, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leatha Peters in household of R L Peters, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arletha Peters in household of Robert L Peters, "United States Census, 1930"

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