Lorne Joseph Peters

1898 Rollo Bay, PEI 1956 West Roxbury, MA



Continuation of tree (3rd child of Frederick Peters/Susan McDonald); all known surname descendants:

                9           Lorne Joseph Peters  b: 13 July 1898  St. Alexis, Rollo Bay, PEI; d: 16 August 1956  West Roxbury, Suffolk, MA

                                    + Winifred Mary Welch  b: Abt. 1898  Salem, Essex, MA; m: Abt. 1923; d: 7 July 1971  Old Orchard Beach, York, ME

                              10        James Gordon Peters  b: 23 June 1925  Charlottetown, PEI; d: 15 May 2006  Cohasset, Norfolk, MA

                                             +Marie F. Roberts  b: 14 December 1926; m: unknown; d: 3 October 2001  Braintree, Norfolk, MA

                              10        Lorna W. Peters  b: Abt. 1930; d: Aft. June 2014  Saco, York, ME

                                             +Francis Xavier Gorham  b: 20 June 1925; m: unknown [Peter B./Annie Greene]; d: 11 June 2014  Portland, Cumberland, ME



Notes for Lorne Joseph Peters:


- 1920 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts:  John C. V. Fisher 28 physician/own office, wife Mary A. 25, brother-in-law Lorne J. Peters 21 agent/insurance  [Columbia Road]


- 1925 Central Falls, Providence, Rhode Island:  Lorne Peters 28, wife Winifred 28  [469 Dexter Street]


- 1930 Boston, Suffolk, MA:  Lorne J. Peters 35 asst. supt. agencies/insurance, wife Winifred 35, Gordon 4 years 4 months  [W. Roxbury]


- 1940 Boston, Suffolk, MA:  Lorne J. Peters 42 asst. supt. of agencies/life insurance, wife Winnefred 42, J. Gordon 14, Lorna Winnefred 9  [Alaric Street]

- 1950 Boston, Suffolk, MA:  Lorne J. Peters 51 assistant supt. of agencies/insurance, wife Winifred M. 51, Lorna W. 19 student nurse/private hospital.

Border Crossing:  Lorne Peters, at Vanceboro, ME 6 Feb 1919; b. Rollo Bay, PEI; age 20; father Fred Peters; brother-in-law Bernard Gallant in Cascade, NH


MA Naturalization Records:  Lorne Joseph Peters, age 23, salesman, 5' 11", 191 lbs., brown eyes & brown hair; b. 13 Jul 1898 Rollo Bay, PEI; now res. 16 Temple St., Melrose, MA; single; arrived US 25 Jul 1919 at Vanceboro, ME; 2 Feb 1922 Boston, MA


WWII Records:  Lorne Joseph Peters, 8 Aldric St., West Roxbury, Boston, MA; b. 13 Jul 1898 PEI; contact Winifred M. Peters (same address); employer Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co.; 5' 11 1/2, 235 lbs., hazel eyes & grey hair, ruddy complexion; 15 Feb 1942 Boston, MA.


Obituary:  Boston Herald (Boston, MA), Saturday, 18 August 1956:  Services today for Lorne Peters of Boston Mutual - Services for Lorne J. Peters, 58, of 8 Alarie St., West Roxbury, agencies sales director for the Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co., will be held today with a 9 a.m. mass at St. Theresa's Church.  Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury.  Mr. Peters, who died Thursday at his home, was born in Prince Edward Island.  He entered the insurance business in the Boston Mutual in 1923, as a field man.  He subsequently served as assistant manager in Salem and as district manager in Pawtucket, R.I.  Prior to becoming agencies sales director, in 1954, he was assistant superintendent of agencies.  He was a member of the Holy Name Society.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Winifred Welch Peters; a daughter, Mrs. Francis Gorham of Portland; a son, James G. of Quincy; two brothers, Edwin and Victor, both of Prince Edward Island; and four sisters, Mrs. Adeline Fisher, Mrs. Zetta McDonald and Mrs. Geraldine McDonnell, all of West Roxbury, and Sister St. Wenceslaus of Chicago.


Notes for Winifred Welch:

Obituary:  The Boston Globe (MA), Thursday, 8 July 1971:  Peters - In Old Orchard Beach, Me. (formerly of W. Roxbury), July 7, Winifred Mary (Welch), beloved wife of the late Lorne J., devoted mother of Lorna Gorham of Cape Elizabeth, Me., James G. of Hull, Mass., sister of Mrs. Edward Coffey of Salem, and Mrs. Alice McNamara of W. Peabody.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren.  Funeral from the Francis T. Keefe Funeral Home, 8 Spring St., W. Roxbury, Friday at 8:15.  Funeral Mass in St. Theresa's Chapel, at 9.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours, Thursday 7-9.


Obituaries for the children:

James Gordon Peters:  Braintree Forum (MA), 24 May 2006:  James C. Peters, 80, of Braintree, a retired contractor and a Navy veteran of World War II, died May 15, 2006 at Cohasset Knoll Nursing Home.  Mr. Peters worked on the South Shore for 40 years, retiring in 1988.  He also worked at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy and for the Postal Service.  Mr. Peters was a country and western entertainer for several years in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  He was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  He lived in Hull before moving to Braintree 15 years ago.  Mr. Peters was past commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Hull.  He enjoyed golfing.  When he was a teenager he spent summers at golf camp.  Husband of the late Marie F. (Roberts) Peters, he leaves two daughters, Karen Zemotel and Joanne Peters of Hull; three sons, James G. Peters Jr. and Robert J. Peters of Hull and William F. Peters of Carver; two sisters, Lorna Gorham of Maine and Dorothy Leaver of Canada; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  A funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Ann's Church, Samoset Avenue and Lewis Street, Hull.  Burial was in Hull Village Cemetery.  Arrangements were made by Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, Hingham.



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