Gelase James Peters

1874 Summerside, PEI 1943 W. Roxbury, MA



Continuation of tree (6th child of Gelase Pitre/'Beatrice' Theodosie Doucet); all known surname descendants:

                8          Gelase James Peters  b: 18 October 1874  St. Paul, Summerside, PEI; d: 15 September 1943  West Roxbury, Suffolk, MA

                                   +Loretta M. Wall  b: 23 January 1878  Massachusetts; m: 20 September 1899  Boston, Suffolk, MA [James/Marie Breen]; d: 31 December 1963  Marstons Mills, Barnstable, MA

                           8          Ruth D. Peters  b: 20 July 1904  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 27 January 1988

                                          +Louis Devolder  b: 8 July 1897; m: Aft. 1940; d: 16 March 1974  Marstons Mills, Barnstable, MA

                           8          William Peters  b: 1906  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 19 June 1906  Boston, Suffolk, MA

                           8          James Francis Peters  b: 1 August 1907  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 24 May 1964  Martinez, Contra Costa, CA

                                           +Margaret M. O'Mara  b: Abt. 1916  Massachusetts; m: Abt. 1935; d: Aft. May 1964

                           8          Walter Francis Peters  b: 5 December 1908  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 17 April 1979  Quincy, Norfolk, MA

                                          +Gertrude Murphy  b: Abt. 1916; m: Abt. 1938; d: Aft. April 1979

                           8          Marguerite Loretta Peters  b: 3 February 1910  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 29 May 2000  Milton, Norfolk, MA

                           8          Florence H. Peters  b: 31 January 1911  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 10 May 1911  Boston, Suffolk, MA



Notes for Gelase James Peters:


- 1900 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts:  James Peters 25 (street RR/conductor), new wife Loretta M. 22; mother-in-law Maria Wall 62; 5 lodgers.


- 1910 Boston, Suffolk, MA:  James G. Peters 35 (policeman/police dept.), wife of 10 years Loretta M. 31, Ruth 5, James 2, Walter 1, Marguerite 3 months; lodger Marie Breen.


- 1920 Boston, Suffolk, MA:  James G. Peters 45 (automobile shop/salesman), wife Loretta M. 42, Ruth D. 15, James F. 12, Walter F. 11, Margaritte L. 10; 2 lodgers.


- 1930 Boston, Suffolk, MA:  James T. Peters 56 (special officer/bank), wife Loretta M. 52, Ruth D. 25 (teacher/Boston City), James F. 22 (elevator operator/dept. store), Walter F. 21, Marguerite 20.


- 1940 Boston, Suffolk, MA:  James G. Peters 65 special police/private building, wife Loretta M. 62, Ruth O. 35 French teacher/public schools


Naturalization, 10 November 1897:  James A. Peters, 37 Newton St., Boston; b. 31 Oct 1874 PEI.


Misc.:  Charlottetown Guardian (PEI), Tuesday, 22 August 1916:  Mr. James Peters of the staff of the Boston Police force is in Summerside spending a brief vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jelos Peters, Summerside.


Obituary:  Boston Globe, Friday, 17 September 1943:  Peters - In West Roxbury, Sept. 15, James G., beloved husband of Loretta M. (Wall) Peters, residence 4907 Washington st., formerly of 107 Sawyer ave., Dorchester.  Funeral from the Adams Funeral Home, 4236 Washington st., Roslindale, Saturday, Sept. 18, at 8 a.m.  High Mass of Requiem at the Chapel of St. Theresa's Church, West Roxbury, at 9 o'clock.  Relatives and friends invited.  Late member of St. Peter's Ushers Club and Boston Social Club.  Visiting hours 2-5 and 7-10.


Notes for Loretta M. Wall:

Obituary:  Boston Globe, Friday, 3 Jan 1964:  Peters - At her home, Dec. 31, Loretta M. (Wall), age 85, of Wakeby rd., Marstons Mills, Mass., formerly of Boston.  Beloved mother of Mrs. Louis Devolder of Marstons Mills, Mass.; Miss Marguerite L. Peters, Kansas City, Mo.; Jane F. Peters of Almeida, Calif., and Walter F. Peters of Quincy, Mass.; sister of Fred Wall of Boston.  Also survived by ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral from the Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, Hyannis, Mass., on Saturday, Jan. 4, at 9:15 a.m., followed by Funeral High Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Osterville, Mass., at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday 7-9 and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Interment at Marstons Mills Cemetery, Marstons Mills, Mass.


Obituaries for the children:

James Francis Peters:  Oakland Tribune (CA), Monday, 25 May 1964:  Peters, James F., in Martinez, May 24, 1964, beloved husband of Margaret M. Peters of Alameda; loving father of James F. Peters of San Jose, Mrs. Timothy J. Rapley of Alameda, Sister M. Naomi, O.P. of Dominican Convent, San Rafael, Mary and Joseph Peters of Alameda; loving brother of Walter and Margaret Peters and Mrs. Ruth Devolder.  A native of Boston, Massachusetts.  A member of the Sign Painter's Union, No. 878 of Oakland and the Holy Names Society of St. Barnabas Church.  Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Wednesday, May 27, at 9 a.m. from the Gothic Chapel of the Hagy-Keenan Mortuary, Central Avenue at Ninth Street, Alameda, where a Requiem Mass will be offered for the repose of his soul, commencing at 9:30 a.m.  Recitation of the Rosary, Tuesday, at 8:30 p.m.  Interment, Golden Gate National Cemetery.


Walter Francis Peters:  Boston Globe, Wednesday, 19 April 1979:  Peters - Walter F. Sr., District Chief Boston Fire Dept., retired, of Quincy, April 17, beloved husband of Gertrude (Murphy) Peters, father of Walter F. Peters Jr. of Scituate, William J., James F., Miss Patricia Peters and Mrs. Loretta Oliva of Quincy, brother of Mrs. Ruth Devolder and Marguerite Peters of Osterville, also survived by 4 grandchildren.  Reposing at the Joseph Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy Center, until 8 o'clock Friday morning.  Funeral Mass in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Merrymount at 9 o'clock.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  Visiting hours Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Interment Pine Hill, West Quincy.  Late Chief, Boston Fire Dept., District No. 10 Roslindale and Hyde Park.




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