We think Victor James PETERSON Jr was born 1933 in Brookings, Brookings, SD and died in about 1989 < of West Fork, Washington co, ARK and of South Dakota >.This may be his death record from the Social Security Death Index: V J PETERSON born 1 May 1933 died 15 May 1989 V (PE) ss# 431-54-3510 issued in ARK
Victor J. PETERSON Jr's mother, Jennie Marie (GROVES)PETERSON (dau/of Carper and Jennie GROVES) died when Victor was a young child.Victor was sent to West Fork, Washington co, ARK and raised by his mother's GROVES family [probably by Charles and Fanny GROVES].His Uncle was Charles GROVES b < 1899 > in IL, son of Carper GROVES (b abt 1863 OH d 7 Mar 1930 SD).Carper GROVES was a son of Jacob GROVES.
1930 census Apr 15 Bkgs, Bkgs, SD pg116A dw78 fam78 Charles GROVES 31 b 1899 IL OH IL mar at 22 laborer-city Fanny wife 29 b 1901 ARK TN ARK married at age 19 James son 7 b 1923 ARK ARK ARK Jennie mother-wid 58 b 1872 IL KY KY Marie sister 18 b 1912 IL KY KY [this was Victor's mother] ---------------
Victor J. PETERSON Jr's mother's OBIT: Brookings [SD] Register Sept 5, 1940: "Mrs. Victor J PETERSON Dies After Short Illness: Services were held Wednesday at 2 PM at the Bartling funeral Chapel for Mrs Victor J Peterson, 28, who died Sunday after an illness of several weeks.Mrs. PETERSON was born in Lawrenceville, Ill, coming to South Dakota with her parents when she was 15 months old.The family settled near Freeman and lived there until moving to Brookings in 1923.The Rev Harold Gross of Freeman conducted the service here.A Brookings public school student until 1928, when she was obliged to drop out because of ill health. She was married to Mr. PETERSON in 1930.Survivors include her husband, a son Victor Jr., her mother, Mrs C. GROVES and a brother, Charles GROVES of West Fork, Ark.Her father, four brothers and two sisters preceed her in death, Burial was in Greenwood [Brookings co, SD] cemetery." ---end----
Victor J. PETERSON Jr's father's OBIT: Brookings [SD] Register May 24, 1953: "Victor J PETERSON died Thursday at Brookings Munucipal Hospital.He was 51 years old.Mr PETERSON had been a farm hand and was employed by Harvey Leuning at Dell Rapids. He had lived in Brookings for 40 years.His wife Marie, died in 1930.Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 PMat the Rudes Funeral Chapel. Rev E O Gilbertson officiated. Burial was in the Hetland cemetery.Pallbearers were Jake PETERSON Jr, Lyle PETERSON, Wesley PETERSON, Richard PETERSON, Philip PETERSON and Benjamin LEE.Mr PETERSON is survived by a daughter, Mary, and a son James of West Fork, Ark.Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs Clara McGEE of Arlington and Mrs Alfred HEATH (Julia) of Brookings. Other surviving relatives are two brothers, Nels of Bryant and Roy of Huron and a sister Mrs. Paul HANSON (Ruby) of Duluth, MN" ----end----
Marriage of Victor Jr's parents: Jennie Marie GROVES age 18; maiden; of Brookings, Bkgs, SD married 7 Sep 1930 in Bkgs, Bkgs, SD Victor James PETERSON age 28 [born abt 1902] widower ; nationality: dane-norwegian; clergyman: Alfred Vote, Salvation Army Officer [source: SD marriages].
Note: I am not related.Please contact Victor's "cousin" Faye Bruce at email address < BLU91Z at aol.com > Thanks!