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Richard Joseph Peters (1919 - 1993)

Richard Joseph Peters
Born in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United Statesmap
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Died at age 74 in Hillsborough, Florida, United Statesmap
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Richard Joseph Peters was born in Detroit, Michigan, on 13 Sep 1919. [1] [2] [3]

In 1920, Richard Joseph Peters, aged 4 months, 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 an older son, Francis, age 1 year and 6 months. [4]

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. [5]By 1940, the three boys had been reunited with their mother Jessie and her second husband William Moore. [6]

Richard registered for the World War II draft on 16 Oct 1940. His mother Jessie Peters was listed as the next of kin. [1]

On 6 Feb 1943, Richard married Virginia Hyde in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. Richards parents, Noah Peters and Jessie Marr, were listed on the marriage certificate. [7]

Richard passed away on 1 Nov 1993 in Hillsborough, Florida. [2][3]. He was interred on 10 Nov 1993 in the Florida National Cemetery. He was listed as Sgt US Army Air Forces WW II. [8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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 #268746821 Ancestry Sharing Link
  2. 2.0 2.1 U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Ancestry Record 60901 #43346421 Ancestry Sharing Link
  3. 3.0 3.1 Florida, U.S., Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: State of Florida. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998. Florida: Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, 1998. Ancestry Record 7338 #3964836 Ancestry Sharing Link
  4. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 Setptember 2017), Richard Peters in household of Noah Peters, Detroit Ward 21, Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing ED 663, sheet 4B, line 52, family 79, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 819; FHL microfilm 1,820,819.
  5. United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 September 2019), Richard Peters in household of Alex Peters, Detroit (Districts 0251-0500), Wayne, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 365, sheet 4A, line 24, 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.
  6. United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 July 2019), Richard 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 36, 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.
  7. Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Film: 318; Film Title: 82 Wayne 285850-289149; Film Description: Wayne (Dates TBD). Ancestry Record 9093 #1647105 Ancestry Sharing Link
  8. National Cemetery Administration. U.S., Veterans' Gravesites, ca.1775-2019 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator. Ancestry Record 8750 #2404580 Ancestry Sharing Link

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