Individual Record 3092

Name}   Peterson, Francis Leon Family History} Olson                  
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Exa  24 Dec 1907  B Place} Eureka, Juab, Utah
Marr.: Date} Exa  19 Sep 1930 Place} Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  19 Dec 1981 Place} Provo, Utah, Utah
Burial: Date} Aft   19 Dec 1981 Place} Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1854=Genealogy
Source 2} 1783=Birth certif
Source 3} 1856=1910 USA cen
Source 4} 1857=1920 USA cen
Source 5} 1881=1930 USA cen
Source 6} 1430=Marriage rec
Source 7} 1882=1940 USA cen
Source 8} 1860=City directory
Source 9} 1883=Newspaper
Source 10}1126=Photograph
Source 11}1735=S.S. record
Source 12}759 = Cemetery rec
Source 13}1784=Cemetery rec
Parents: } Niels Alma Peterson & Annie Sophia Walker
   Relationship No.} 145
1st Household No.} 760 = Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
      Occupation 1} Car salesman
       Occupation 2} Refinery pumper
       Occupation 3} Welder
  Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints
Spouses:   Prime} Cannon, Thelma Lorene
 Total Number of} 1?
Notes:  Francis Leon Peterson was born 24 Dec 1907 in Eureka, Juab, Utah.  From an early age, he went by his middle name, Leon,  He was the fourth child of Niels Alma Peterson and Annie Sophia Walker.  His brother Karl Alma was born in 1901, and sister Verda in 1904 in Hinckley, Millard, Utah.  His brother Laurence was born in 1905 in Eureka.  His father Niels was a stationery engineer for the mines.

In the 1910 U.S. census, his family was living in a rented house at 344 Fourth North, Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake, Utah.  His father Niels was a carpenter, doing odd jobs.  The children were Carl A., 8, Verda, 6, Laurence, 4, and Leone, 2.  Four more of his siblings were born while his family was living in Eureka.  These were Clara, born in 1910, Owen Rumel in 1912, Zella in 1915, and Vernon LeRoy in 1917.

In late 1918, the Peterson family moved to Provo, Utah, Utah.  In the 1920 U.S. census, the family was living at 358 4th Street South, Provo Ward 2.  They owned their house with a mortgage, and his father Niels was an engineer for the Union Pacific railroad.  The children were Karl, 18, Verda, 16, Laurence, 14, Leone, 12, Clara, 9, Owen, 7, Zella, 5, and Vernon, 2.  Leon's last sister Elayne was born in Provo.

In the 1920 U.S. census, Leon Peterson, 22, was living at 1546 Winfield, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.  He was a lodger with Kenneth G. McIntosh, 25, and his brother Rollo H. McIntosh, 23.  Leon was working as a used car salesman.  He married Thelma Lorene Cannon on 19 Sep 1930 in Los Angeles.  Nothing is known about this marriage.

In August 1935, Leon won a prize for catching the largest fish from the Baitwell barge at Ocean Park, by hooking a 33½ pound halibut.

In the 1940 U.S. census, Leon F. Peterson, 32, was living at 6715 Rita, San Antonio, Los Angeles, California.  The house was rented for $36. per month.  Leon was a refinery pumper for a gasoline company.  He had earned $1500. in the prior year, and had completed four years of high school.  His wife, named Iona, does not fit the description of the woman in the marriage record.  It is not known if he had any children, but his headstone describes him as "Father".

Leon returned to Provo, Utah, and is found in the 1955 Provo City Directory living with his parents at 1010 N. 100 West, Provo.  He was a welder for Provo Foundry and Machine Company.  The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) reported on his numerous citations and arrests for public intoxication and driving under the influence.

Leon died 19 Dec 1981 in Provo, and is buried in the Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah.
Time of Birth} 6:55 a.m. Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Francis Leon Peterson
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Leon F. Peterson
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} High school, 4 yrs. or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 21 Apr 2016
Date Created}  26 Dec 2015
Copyright © 2016 by Karen L. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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