Lester Peters

1896–1969 (Age 72)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lester

When Lester Peters was born in October 1896, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Carl Barnard Peters, was 24 and his mother, Rose Ellen Peterson, was 21. He lived in Boomer Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Crescent, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 February 1969, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72.

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Carl Barnard Peters
Rose Ellen Peterson
Gilbert Wellington Peters
Child Peters
Lester Peters
Elmer L. Peters Sr
Royal Lewis Peters
Lyla Viola Peters
Irene Iva Peters
June Rose Peters
Wayne C. Peters

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 17

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

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

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Peter .2 Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Mac Pheadair ‘son of Peter ’.3 Americanized form of cognate surnames in other languages, for example Dutch and North German Pieters.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lester I Peters in household of Carl D Peters, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lester I Peters in household of Carl B Peters, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Lester Peters in household of Carl Peters, "United States Census, 1920"

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