Ralph Waldo Peters

1869 Boston, Massachusetts 1938 Dorchester, MA



Continuation of tree (6th child of Ambroise Pitre/Sarah Jane Pattison); all known surname descendants:

                    8      Ralph Waldo Peters  b: 25 May 1869  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 4 October 1938  Dorchester, Suffolk, MA

                                + Martha J. Noble  b: 29 May 1870  Co. Cork, Ireland; m: 23 November 1892  Boston, Suffolk, MA [John J./Mary Ann Spriggs]; d: 12 August 1938  Dorchester, Suffolk, MA

                          9        Mary Josephine Peters  b: 15 September 1893  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 21 November 1894  Boston, Suffolk, MA

                          9        Ambrozine D. Peters  b: 27 December 1894  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 30 March 1895  Boston, Suffolk, MA

                          9        Sarah J. Peters  b: 14 February 1896  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: Aft. 1920

                          9        Ralph Waldo Peters  b: 30 August 1897  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: Aft. 1930  Boston, Suffolk, MA

                          9        John Joseph Peters  b: 12 March 1900  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 25 February 1982  Wellesley, Norfolk, MA

                                      + Edna Veronica Lanigan  b: 30 April 1898  New York City, NY; m: Abt. 1925; d: 11 December 1980  Wellesley, Norfolk, MA

                          9        Martha Josephine Peters  b: 16 January 1902  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: Aft. December 1973  Dorchester, Suffolk, MA

                          9        William Thomas Peters  b: 30 October 1904  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 23 June 1959  Whitman, Plymouth, MA

                                      + Catherine Margaret Graham  b: 17 November 1908  Boston, Suffolk, MA; m: 16 June 1929  Boston, Suffolk, MA [William Patrick/Catherine A. Costello]; d: 22 November 1968  Whitman, Plymouth, MA

                          9        Virginia Peters  b: 28 March 1907  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 31 December 1973  Dorchester, Suffolk, MA

                                      +Lloyd Francis Davis  b: 30 April 1909  Redstone Village, Conway, Carroll, NH; m: Abt. 1927 [Maurice/Izora Bella Geyer]; d: 16 November 1983  Dorchester, Suffolk, MA

                          9        Helen Louise Peters  b: 7 October 1909  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: August 1986  Manchester, Hillsborough, NH

                                      +Edward M. Manning    m: Abt. 1932   

                          9        Mildred C. Peters  b: 7 September 1915  Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 20 October 2006  Dorchester, Suffolk, MA

                                      +James A. Burgess  b: Abt. 1916  Massachusetts; m: Abt. 1944; d: Aft. 1950



Notes for Ralph Waldo Peters:


- 1900 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts:  Ralph W. Peters 30 (machinist), wife of 7 years Martha J. 30 (?? 4 of 5 children still living), Mary J. 4, Sarah J. 5, Ralph W. 2, John J. 1 month.


- 1910 Boston, Suffolk, MA:  Ralph Peters 41 (mill hand), wife of 17 years Martha 38 (7 of 10 children still living), Sarah 14, Ralph 13, John 10, Martha 8, William 5, Virginia 3, Helen 6 months.


- 1920 Boston, Suffolk, MA:  Ralph W. Peters 51 (mill hand), wife Martha J. 50, Sarah J. 23, Ralph W. 22, John J. 19, Martha J. 17, William J. 15, Virginia 12, Helen L. 10, Mildred C. 4 years 4 months.


- 1930 Boston, Suffolk, MA:  Ralph Peters 60 (furniture/mill hand), wife Martha 58, Ralph 32 (machine operator), Martha 28 (radio assembler), Helen 20, Mildred 14.


Obituary:  Boston Globe, Thursday, 6 October 1938:  Peters - In Dorchester, Oct. 4, Ralph W. Peters, formerly of 33 Park av., husband of the late Martha Noble Peters.  Funeral from the residence of his son William T. Peters, 12 Dyer st., off Capen st., on Friday, Oct. 7 at 8:15 a.m.  Requiem High Mass at St. Ambrose Church at 9 a.m.  Relatives and friends invited.


Notes for Martha J. Noble:

Obituary:  Boston Globe, Saturday, 13 August 1938:  Peters - In Dorchester, Aug. 12, Martha J. (nee Noble), beloved wife of Ralph W. Peters.  Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Virginia Davis, 42 Blanche st., Monday, Aug. 15, at 12:15 p.m.  Services at St. Ambrose Church at 1 p.m.  High Mass of Requiem Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 7 a.m.  Relatives and friends invited.  Groton, Mass., papers please copy.


Obituaries for the children:

John Joseph Peters:  Boston Globe, Friday, 26 February 1982:  Peters - Of Wellesley, February 25, John J. Peters, beloved husband of the late Edna V. (Lanigan) Peters, mother of John J. Peters Jr. of Wellesley, Mary E. Connor, of Arlington, Va., Edna V. Cardellicchio, of Natick.  Also survived by 8 grandchildren, and 3 sisters in Dorchester.  Uncle of Thomas Kelly and Ralph Peters, both of Wellesley.  Funeral from the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 477 Washington St., (Rte. 18), Wellesley, Saturday at 8:15.  Funeral Mass in St. James Church at 9 a.m.  Relatives and friends kindly invited.  Visiting hours omitted.  Interment St. Marys Cemetery, Needham.


William Thomas Peters:  Boston Globe, Thursday, 25 June 1959:  Peters - William T. Sr., 191 High st., Whitman, June 23, suddenly, at Brockton Hospital, husband of Catherine (Graham) Peters.  Funeral from J. Louis Langelier & Son Funeral Home, 670 Washington st., Saturday, June 27, at 8:15 a.m., followed by Solemn High Mass in Church of the Holy Ghost at 9.  Calling hours tonight 7 to 9 and Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9.  Interment High Street Cemetery, Whitman.


Virginia Peters:  Boston Globe, Thursday, 3 January 1974:  Davis - In Dorchester, Dec. 31, 1973, Virginia (Peters) Davis, beloved wife of Lloyd Davis, mother of Lloyd and Ralph Davis and Mrs. William (Martha) Murphy of Dorchester; sister of John Peters of Wellesley, Martha Peters, Mildred Burges, and Helen Manning, all of Dorchester; residence 2083 Dorchester Ave.  Funeral at the Dolan Funeral Home, 1140 Washington St., Dorchester (Lower Mills), on Friday at 8.  With a Funeral Mass in St. Gregory's Church at 9.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours Wednesday 7-9 pm., Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Arrangements by Thomas Abdallah of the Hillside Funeral Home, in Amesbury.



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