Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Peterson family in Chicago-follow-up to Donna's "Hanging from the Family Tree" post

Blogger won't let me leave a comment, and Donna doesn't have her contact information posted, so I'm hoping she'll see this post:

This post is a follow-up to Donna's Hanging from the Family Tree: Madness Monday - Leo the Liar post regarding Leopold Peterson and family in Chicago.

Dear Donna,

When I read your post I was super excited, as you mentioned a Raymond Peterson born in 1908. My great grandfather, Raymond Mason Peterson, Jr. was born in 1908 in Illinois. Reading your post further, I discovered it was a different Raymond Peterson. For a long time Raymond Peterson was my "brick wall" and have spent a lot of time researching Raymond Peterson's in Illinois as well as the Peterson family in Chicago. You may already have some of this information, but I thought I'd share:

This is the obituary for your Mabel (Mable) Gibney Peterson. She remarried a Mr. Britton. Her children are: Earl (Laverne) Peterson of Hammond, IN; Raymond E. (Bertha) Peterson of Helena, Montana; Hazel Peterson, Harold A. (Adele) Peterson, Helen Peterson, and Dorothy Peterson. She also had a child, Richard T. (Mary Ann) Britton with her second husband. Mabel's siblings were Arthur Gibney, Hazel Brown, and Grover Gibney.

1963-05-01 Chicago Tribune (IL)
Mabel May Britton, nee Gibney of 10920 S. Wabash, beloved mother of Richard T. of Harvey, Earl Peterson of Hammond, Ind., and Raymond Peterson of Helena, Mont., the late Hazel and Harold Peterson, Helen, and Dorothy Peterson; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; fond mother-in-law of Mary Ann Britton of Harvey, Laverne Peterson of Hammond and Bertha Peterson of Helena, Mont.; dear sister of Arthur Gibney, Hazel Brown of Milwaukee, Wis., and the late Grover Gibney. Resting at Cooney Mortuary, 12 E. 112th place. Services 1 p.m. Friday. Interment Hazelwood.
Record Number: 19630501dn001

This is the obituary for your Harold Arthur Peterson.

1959-11-09 Chicago Tribune (IL)
Harold A. Peterson, 16609 Emerald avenue, Harvey, Ill., Nov. 7; loving husband of Adele; dear father of Cathleen June, Lawrence Michael, Patricia, and David; beloved son of Mrs. Mable Britton, Chicago, fond brother of Raymond E. of Helena, Mont., Earl of Hammond, Ind., and Richard T. Britton of Chicago. Resting at funeral home, 15334 Turlington avenue, Harvey, where funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Interment Hazelwood. ED 1-0044.
Record Number: 19591109dn123

I'm not sure if this person is related, but it caught my attention as it has both a Leo and an Edwin (although the dates don't seem to add up).

1978-09-27 Chicago Tribune (IL)
Leo Peterson, beloved husband of Valentina Peterson; dearest father of Edwin (Valerie) Peterson. Chapel services Thursday, 11 a.m., at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 229 S. Main St., Lombard. Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Member of Fraternica Livonica. Interment Oakridge Cemetery. Info. 627-1400 or Chicago 735-4242.
Copyright 1978, Chicago Tribune. For permission to reprint, contact Chicago Tribune.
Record Number: 19780927dn077

I'm not sure if this person is related, but it caught my attention as a Leo and Raymond were mentioned.

1959-09-08 Chicago Tribune (IL)
Lawrence H. Peterson, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth; fond brother of Alvin, Leo, Virgil, Bertram, Raymond, Ethel, and Loretta. Funeral 9:30 a.m. Thursday from chapel, 5203 Lake Park avenue, to church of St. Thomas the Apostle. Mass 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary's cemetery. HY 3-0013.
Copyright 1959, Chicago Tribune. For permission to reprint, contact Chicago Tribune.
Record Number: 19590908dn081

I was curious, so I did a search for Leo, Leopold, Edwin, and Edward, as well as Caroline, in the Chicago Tribune Historical Archive, but no luck.

Good luck with your research!


p.s. I love surname studies and sideways searching.

1 comment:

  1. I am a niece of Lawrence H Peterson. Daughter of his Brother Bertrum. I have been searching for information on Lawrence's marriage etc. Please contact me at His brothers; Leo (Davenport IA) and Raymond (Tuscon AZ) also have family still living.