John Alfred Peters

1867 Rollo Bay, PEI 1945 Arlington, Massachusetts



Continuation of tree (5th child of Victor Peters/Adelaide 'Adele' Petre); all known surname descendants:

               8         John Alfred Peters  b: 29 October 1867  St. Alexis, Rollo Bay, PEI; d: 28 August 1945  Arlington, Middlesex, MA

                                 + Sarah MacDonald  b: Abt. 1868; m: 23 January 1894  St. Alexis, Rollo Bay, PEI; d: 29 October 1896  St. Alexis, Rollo Bay, PEI


                            *2nd Wife of John Alfred Peters:

                                 + Annabelle Beatrice McCauley  b: 29 April 1871  Rollo Bay, PEI; m: 18 February 1901  Lowell, Middlesex, MA [Peter/Jane Kennedy]; d: 24 April 1961  Arlington, Middlesex, MA

                          9           Helen Valentine Peters  b: 6 October 1902  Medford, Middlesex, MA; d: 7 July 1986  Rockport, Essex, MA

                                         + Thomas William O'Rourke  b: 21 October 1898; m: 10 January 1939  Arlington Heights, Middlesex, MA; d: 3 September 1960  Arlington, Middlesex, MA

                          9           Frederick Irving Peters  b: 24 April 1907  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 16 October 1989  Charleston, Charleston, SC

                                         + Margaret Elford Wichman  b: 12 November 1917  Walterboro, Colleton, SC; m: 18 December 1950  Walterboro, Colleton, SC [Albert Harvin/Jennie Speights McTeer]; d: 2 March 1956  College View, Denver, CO

                          9           John Mortimor Peters  b: 19 May 1911  S. Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 12 March 1980  Arlington, Middlesex, MA

                                         + Eleanor M. Hill  b: 11 June 1915  Arlington, Middlesex, MA; m: 11 November 1944 [John J./Mary Moylan]; d: 28 February 2020  Wellesley, Norfolk, MA



Notes for John Alfred Peters:


- 1910 Boston, Suffolk, MA:  John A. Peters 42 (blacksmith), wife of 9 years Annie B. 35, Helen V. 7, Fred I. 2.

- 1920 Somerville, Middlesex, MA:  John A. Peters 52 (blacksmith), wife Annie B. 47, Helen B. 17, Irving F. 12, John M. 8.

- 1930 Arlington, Essex, MA:  John A. Peters 62 (foundry mach.), wife Anna B. 59, Helen B. 27, Fredrick 22, John Jr. 18.


- 1940 Arlington, Essex, MA:  John A. Peter 73 (Can) blacksmith/milk company, wife Anna B. 68 (Can), Fred I. 32 clerk typist/WPA Boston office, John M. 28 inspecting food in laboratory/fish frosted foods  [9 Robbins Road]

- 1950 Arlington, Middlesex, MA:  Widow Anna B. Peters 78.

MA Naturalization record:  John A. Peters, 62 Dearvey St., Cambridge, blacksmith, b. Souris, PEI 29 Oct 1872, age 32, arrived at Boston in 1888; signed John A. Peters 18 Oct 1905


Obituary:  Boston Globe (Boston, MA), Wednesday, 29 August 1945:  Peters - In Arlington, Aug. 28, John A. Peters, beloved husband of Anna B. (Macauly) Peters.  Funeral from the residence, 9 Robbins road, Friday at 8 a.m.  Requiem High Mass at St. James' Church at 9 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Please omit flowers.


Notes for Annabelle Beatrice McCauley:

Obituary:  Boston Herald (Boston, MA), Wednesday, 26 April 1961:  PETERS - In Arlington, April 24, Annabelle (MacAuley) Peters, formerly of 9 Robbins Road.  Wife of the late John A. Peters.  Mother of John M., Col. F. I. Peters and Helen O'Rourke.  Funeral from the Daniel F. O'Brien Funeral Home, 226 Mass. Avenue, Arlington, Thursday at 8 A.M.  Requiem High Mass at St. James Church at 9 A.M.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours 2-5 and 7-10 P.M.


Obituaries for the children:

Helen Valentine Peters:  Boston Globe (Boston, MA), Tuesday, 8 July 1986:  O'Rourke - In Rockport July 7, Helen V. (Peters) 83.  Wife of the late Thomas W. O'Rourke.  Mother of Thomas W. O'Rourke Jr.  Grandmother of Debra A., Thomas D. and David A. O'Rourke.  Mother-in-law of Marcia F. O'Rourke all of Rockport.  Sister of Col. F.I. Peters of Charleston, S.C.  Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 9 a.m. in St. Joachim's Church, Rockport.  Interment in St. Paul's Cemetery, Arlington.  Visiting hours Tuesday 7-9 p.m. at the Burgess & Mackay Funeral Home, 177 Main St., Rockport.


Frederick Irving Peters:  The State (Columbia, SC), Thursday, 19 October 1989:  Retired Air Force Col. Frederick Irving Peters, 82, of 22 Savage Road died Monday.  Born in Boston, he was a son of the late John A. and Annabelle MaCauley Peters.  He was a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, attended Columbia University and Northeastern University, and was a World War II and Korean conflict veteran.  He was a member of the Cathedral of St. John.  Surviving is a son, Irving W. D. Peters of Charleston.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with burial in Live Oak Cemetery of Walterboro.  The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Fred Parker Funeral Home of Walterboro.

Tombstone Inscription, Live Oak Cemetery, Walterboro, Colleton, SC:  Col. Frederick Irving / Peters / April 24, 1907 - October 16, 1989  //  Margaret E. Wichman / Peters / November 12, 1917 - March 2, 1956


John Mortimor Peters:  Boston Herald (Boston, MA), Thursday, 13 March 1980: John Peters, 68, Arlington - A funeral mass will be said tomorrow at 10 in St. Agnes Church, Arlington, for John M. Peters, 68, who died yesterday.  He was retired Chief of the Property Rehabilitation Branch of the General Service Administration, and has been chairman of the Arlington Board of Health since 1969.  He served in World War II as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy.  Peters, a resident of Arlington for many years, graduated from Arlington High School in 1928.  He attended Chauncy Hall, Boston University School of Medicine, and was graduated from Tufts University.  He leaves his wife Eleanor (Hill), three children, John M. Jr., Lisa K. of Arlington, and Andrea P. Rush of Conn.; a sister Helen V. O'Rourke of Rockport, and a brother Col. F. I. Peters of Carlisle.



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