Joseph Patrick Peters

1879 Oswego, New York 1927 San Francisco, CA



Continuation of tree (4th child of Jean Baptiste Alphonse Pitre/Mary Rock); all known surname descendants:

                8           Joseph Patrick Peters  b: 17 March 1879  Oswego, Oswego, NY; d: 14 October 1927  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

                                   +Cora Emily DeGear  b: 31 December 1876  San Francisco, CA; m: Abt. 1903 [George Washington/Mary Krieger]; d: 25 April 1965  San Francisco, San Francisco, CA



Notes for Joseph Patrick Peters:


- 1910 San Francisco, San Francisco, California:  Joseph P. Peters 31 cornice maker/outside, wife Cora E. 33.

- 1920 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA:  Joseph Peters 41 metal worker/shop, wife Cora E. 43.

- 1930 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA:  Cora E. Peter 53 widow, companion/private family  [133 Collingwood Street]

- 1940 San Francisco, San Francisco, CA:  Cora E. Peters 63 widow  [133 Collingwood Street]

Spanish-American War Record:  Joseph P. Peters, age 19, enlisted 1 May 1898 at Oswego; 5'5", dark complexion, dark gray eyes, black hair; single; teamster, father Alfred Peters of Oswego

WWI registration record:  Joseph Patrick Peters, b. 17 Mar 1879, rel: Cora Emelie Peters, 135 Collingwood, San Francisco; short height, medium build, blue eyes, dark brown hair; 12 Sep 1918 San Francisco

Obituary:  Oswego Palladium (NY), Oct 1927 -  Joseph Peters, formerly of this city, died in a Hospital in San Francisco, Calif., following an accident in which he was thrown violently to the pavement when struck by a trolley car.  According to a message received Tuesday by his sister, Mrs. R. J. Fitzgerald, 32 East Fifth street.  The accident took place on October 14 and death resulted from a fractured skull.  Mr. Peters was born in Oswego, a son of the late Alfred and Mary Peters of the Second Ward.  He was educated in Oswego schools, and when the Spanish war broke out was a member of 48th Separate Company, now Company D. 108th Infantry, and served with that organization until mustered out of service.  He then enlisted in the U.S. army and after his service was discharged in San Francisco where he made his home.  He was married and funeral services, with interment, were held in San Francisco.  Besides his widow, he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. R.J. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Albert Desens, Oswego, Mrs. Arthur Marceley, Syracuse; Mrs. John Jacquett, Rome, and two daughters (sic brothers), Earl Powers, Oswego, and Leo Peters of Syracuse.


Tombstone Inscription:  San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco:  Joseph P. / Peters / New York / PVT Hosp Corps / October 14, 1927


Notes for Cora Emily Degear:

Obituary:  The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA), Tuesday, 27 April 1965:  Peters - April 25, 1965, Cora, beloved aunt of several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; a native of California; aged 89 years.  Friends are invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, April 28, 1965, at 11 a.m. at Duggan's.  Inurnment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.



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