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William Lawrence (Peat) Peterson (1900 - 1982)

William Lawrence Peterson formerly Peat
Born in Ludlow, Hampden County, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 14 Jun 1920 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married 13 Oct 1934 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusettsmap
Husband of [private wife (unknown - unknown)]
Husband of — married 16 May 1966 in Virginia Beach, Virginiamap
[children unknown]
Died at age 82 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizonamap
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Son of [[Peat-183|William Peat/Peterson and [[Bottom-3|Flora Bottom.[1]

William Pete, son of William Pete and Mary (Lafond) Pete, was born August 16, 1900, in Ludlow, Massachusetts, where his parents lived. William Sr. was a laborer, born in York State. Mary was born in Canada.[2]

William Donovan, BORN: 16 Aug 1900, SSN issued in Massachusetts (Before 1951) Died: Nov 1982. Last Residence: 85609 Dragoon, Cochise, Arizona, USA[3] Note: ? The Ancestry Trees indicate this is him.

1910 US Census: Mooers, Clinton, New York,[4] All b. New York except Flora's father born Canada
William S Pete 30 m. 10 yrs
Flora Pete 25. has 3 living children
William J Pete 9
Lillian Pete 7
Maude Pete 4
1920 US Census: Easthampton, Hampshire, MA, now known as Peterson: [5]
William R. Peterson 39 (laborer/contractor),
wife Flora E. 35,
William 22 (laborer/contractor),
Lillian B. 16 (cotton mill/spinning),
Maude J. 14 (mill hand), &
Fred W. 4 years 6 months.


  1. Listed as surviving son in Williams Obituary and as son in Census data
  2. Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841–1910. Ludlow. (From original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.)
  3. Social Security Death Index. US Social Security Administration
  4. 1910; Census Place: Mooers, Clinton, New York; Roll: T624_932; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0021; FHL microfilm: 1374945. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  5. Year: 1920; Census Place: Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_704; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 144; Image: 802. Enumeration District : 0144; Description: Easthampton town (part), bounded by Northampton City line, N Y N H and H Railroad, N Y N H and H Railroad, Union, Union extnd, Main, Northampton. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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