George A. Peters

1890 New Bedford, Massachusetts – 1959 Providence, Rhode Island



Continuation of tree (1st child of Albert H. Peters/Mary A. Landers); all known surname descendants:

                  9       George A. Peters  b: 28 July 1890  New Bedford, Bristol, MA; d: 8 February 1959  Providence, Providence, RI

                                   +Ellen Catherine Casey  b: Abt. 1890  Rhode Island; m: 23 June 1913  South Kingston, Washington, RI [John/Margaret J. Lyons]; d: Aft. February 1959

                              10           Marguerite Lyons Peters  b: 31 August 1919  Little Rock, Pulaski, AR; d: 20 June 1984  Providence, Providence, RI

                              10           Janice A. Peters  b: 30 December 1922  Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, AL; d: 7 April 2015  Narragansett, Washington, RI

                                                +Daniel O'Connell Wheelan  b: 16 April 1916  Barrhead, Scotland; m: Aft. 1940 [Daniel O./Louise B. Wade]; d: 12 October 1993  Wakefield, Washington, RI



Notes for George A. Peters:


- 1920 Monticello, Drew, Arkansas:  George E. Peters 29 (live stock mgr./state school), wife Ellen K. 29, Marguerite 4 months.

- 1930 Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama:  George A. Peters 39 (condensery/field man), wife Ellen C. 39, Margaret 10, Janice A. 7.

- 1940 Narragansett, Washington, Rhode Island:  George A. Peters 49 salesman/power machines, wife Ellene 50, Margret 20 checking clerk/bath house, Janice 17.

- 1950 Narragansett Pier, Washington, RI:  George A. Peters 59 power machine salesman/retail lumber co., wife Ellen C. 60, Margaret L. 30.

WWII Records:  George Albert Peters, 135 Kingstown Rd., Narragansett, RI; age 51, b. 28 Jul 1890 New Bedford, MA; rel Mrs. Ellen C. Peters (same address); 5'8", 190 lbs.; blue eyes & grey hair, ruddy complexion; 27 Apr 1942 Washington Co., RI.


Obituary:  Providence Journal (Providence, RI), Monday, 9 February 1959:  George A. Peters, 68, of 135 Kingstown Rd., Narragansett, died yesterday morning at the Rhode Island Hospital after a short illness.  He was the husband of Ellen (Casey) Peters.  He was born in New Bedford, a son of the late Albert H. and Mary A. (Landers) Peters.  He had been a resident of Narragansett for about 20 years.  He was a salesman.  He was a member of retreat League of Our Lady of Peace Retreat, the Holy Name Society of St. Francis Council, K. of C., No. 2011.  Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Miss Margaret L. Peters of Narragansett, Mrs. Janice P. Wheelan of Providence; a sister, Mrs. Alice P. Casey of Peace Dale, and four grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. from the Forbes Funeral Home, Wakefield, with a requiem Mass in St. Philomena's Church, Narragansett, at 9.  Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Peace Dale.


Obituaries for the children:

Marguerite Lyons Peters:  Providence Journal (RI), Thursday, 21 June 1984:  Retired senior casework supervisor for state DCF.   Margaret Lyons Peters, 64, of 125 Kingstown Rd., a retired senior casework supervisor for the state Department for Children and their Families, died yesterday in the Jane Brown Unit of Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.  Born in Little Rock, Ark., she was a daughter of the late George A. and Ellene (Casey) Peters.  She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the former Rhode Island State College, now the University of Rhode Island, in 1940, and a bachelor's degree in education from the former Rhode Island College of Education, now Rhode Island College, in 1941.  She began her career in state service as assistant manager of the URI bookstore in 1942, moving into social work in 1952.  She returned to school and received a master's degree in social services from Boston University in 1956.  Employed by the state in social service capacities for more than 31 years, she retired as a senior casework supervisor in August 1983.  On the day of her retirement, Gov. Garrahy proclaimed Aug. 3, 1983, Margaret L. Peters Day.  She was a member of the Rhode Island Alliance of Social Service Employees, Service Employees International Union, Local 580, AFL-CIO; the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association, National Foster Parents Association, National Association of Social Workers, Rhode Island Conference of Social Workers and the American Association of Retired Persons.  A communicant of St. Thomas More Church, Narragansett, she leaves a sister, Janice Peters Wheelan of Peace Dale.  The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from the Forbes Funeral Home, Wakefield, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas More Church, Rockland Street, Narragansett, at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Peace Dale.


Janice A. Peters:  The Narragansett Times (Wakefield, RI), 10 April 2015:  Clinical Social Worker for the State of RI:  Janice Wheelan, 92, formerly of Wakefield, died Tuesday.  She was the wife of the late Daniel O. Wheelan Jr.  Born in Tuscaloosa, Ala., she was a daughter of the late George A. and Elene (Casey) Peters.  Mrs. Wheelan was a clinical Social Worker for the State of Rhode Island, retiring in 1988.  She is survived by five children, Daniel O. Wheelan III of Narragansett; Susan Wheelan and her spouse Jane Winter of Provincetown, Mass.; Mary Wheelan and her spouse Strong Oak Lefebvre of Worthington, Mass.; Christopher Wheelan of Burrillville; and George Wheelan of Burrillville; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Rocky Brook Advent Christian Church, 83 Sweet Fern Lane, Peace Dale. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are at the Avery-Storti Funeral Home, 88 Columbia St., Wakefield, Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


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