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Francis Alexander Peters (1918 - 1984)

Francis Alexander Peters
Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United Statesmap
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Died at age 65 in Alpena, Michigan, United Statesmap
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Francis Alexander Peters was born on 12 Jun 1918 in Detroit, Michigan. [1].

In 1920, Francis Alexander Peters lived with his parents Noah and Jessie Peters in Detroit, Michigan. Noah, age 26 was a carpenter. Jessie, his mother, age 24, was born in Ontario, Canada, and immigrated to the United States in 1916. They also had a newborn son, Richard, age 4 months. [2]

By 1930, Francis Peters parents had divorced, leaving Francis and his two brothers, Richard and James, as orphans at the St Francis Home for Orphan Boys in Detroit, Michigan. [3]. By 1940, the three boys had been reunited with their mother Jessie and her second husband William Moore. [4]

Francis A Peters enlisted in the Army on 20 Jan 1943. He was discharged on 7 Feb 1946. [5] Two months after discharge, on 6 Apr 1946, Francis married Virginia May Monroe in Wood, Ohio. [6]

Francis A Peters passed away on 22 Feb 1984 in Alpena, Michigan. He was buried 25 Feb 1984 in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan. He parents, Noah Peters and Jessie Marr, and his spouse, Virginia Monroe, are listed on the Michigan Deaths and Burials Index. [7]

Research Notes

His spouse, Virginia Monroe, needs to be added. She was born in 1924 and passed away in 2005. Her obituary lists a daughter, Amy Douglas, and a brother, Emery.


  1. U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for Michigan, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 928 Ancestry Record 2238 #268746252 Ancestry Sharing Link
  2. United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 September 2019), Alexander Peters in household of Noah Peters, Detroit Ward 21, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing ED 663, sheet 4B, line 51, family 79, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 819; FHL microfilm 1,820,819.
  3. United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 September 2019), Alex Peters, Detroit (Districts 0251-0500), Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 365, sheet 4A, line 22, family , NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1046; FHL microfilm 2,340,781. RESIDENT OF ST. FRANCIS HOME FOR ORPHAN BOYS.
  4. United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 July 2019), Alexander Peters in household of William C Moore, Ward 16, Detroit, Detroit City, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 84-982, sheet 6A, line 35, family 117, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1869. LIVING WITH MOTHER AND STEPFATHER.
  5. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Ancestry Record 2441 #4340776 Ancestry Sharing Link
  6. Ohio, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Marriage Records. Ohio Marriages. Various Ohio County Courthouses. Ancestry Record 61378 #3673779 Ancestry Sharing Link
  7. Michigan, U.S., Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800–1995." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records. Ancestry Record 2549 #1297329 Ancestry Sharing Link

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