William Augustus Peters

1897 Rollo Bay, PEI 1989 Cambridge, Massachusetts



Continuation of tree (1st child of Eusebius Peters/Mary Louise Chiasson); all known surname descendants:

                  9        William Augustus Peters  b: 3 May 1897  St. Alexis, Rollo Bay, PEI; d: 1 May 1989  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA

                                    +Margaret Eulalia Harrington  b: 8 May 1901  S. Boston, Suffolk, MA; m: 12 May 1932 [James/Sadie Skinner Dixon]; d: 31 October 1977  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA

                          10              William James Peters  b: 30 November 1932  S. Boston, Suffolk, MA; d: 1 September 2005  Carver, Plymouth, MA

                                               +Alice M. Parker    m: Abt. 1957; d: Aft. September 2005

                          10              Thomas A. Peters  b: 14 January 1935; d: Bet. March 2010-April 2021  Somerville, MA

                          10              Jeanne M. Peters  b: 25 December 1935; d: Aft. April 2021  Newton, MA

                                               +Joseph F. Remondi  b: 12 March 1933; m: unknown [John B./Lena B. Birolini]; d: 30 August 2008  Newton, Middlesex, MA

                          10              Adelaide Peters  b: 16 December 1936; d: 25 April 2021  West Roxbury, Suffolk, MA

                                               +Donald Joseph Doyle  b: 15 August 1929  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; m: unknown [Francis J./Mary Haley]; d: 12 October 1989  West Roxbury, Suffolk, MA

                          10              John Robert Peters  b: 15 March 1938  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; d: 14 March 2010  Newton, Middlesex, MA

                                                +Margaret Carroll    d: Bef. March 2010

                          10              Charles Augustus Peters  b: 25 March 1941  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA; d: 6 April 2002  Methuen, Essex, MA

                                                +Etelvina Margaret Nunes    d: Aft. April 2002

                          10              Mary Louise 'Mollie' Peters  b: Abt. 1942; d: Aft. April 2021  Atkinson, NH

                                                +Charles Kendrick

                          10              Kathleen Peters  b: Abt. 1945; d: Aft. April 2021  Cambridge, Middlesex, MA

                                                +Daniel German



Notes for William Augustus Peters:


- 1940 Cambridge City, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts:  William Peters 42 carpenter/contractor, wife Margaret 38, William 7, Thomas 5, Gene 4, Adelaide 3, John 2   [95 Howard Street]

- 1950 Cambridge, Middlesex, MA:  William A. Peters 52 carpenter/carpenter, wife Margaret E. 48, William J. 17, Thomas A. 15, Jeanne M. 15, Adelaide 14, John R. 13, Charles 9, Mary L. 7, Kathleen 4.

- 14 Nov 1923: Massachusetts Naturalization Records:  William Augustus Peters, age 26, carpenter, dark complexion, 5'9", 156lbs., black hair, grey eyes, b. Rollo Bay, PEI 3 May 1897; now living at 73 Franklin St., Allston, MA; emigrated from St. John via rail; single; arrived at Vanceboro, ME 15 Dec 1922


WWI draft records, 27 Dec 1917:  William Augustus Peters; res. Rollo Bay, PEI, b. 3 May 1897 Rollo Bay, farmer, father Eusebius Peters, 5'7", dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

WWII Records:  William Augustus Peters, res. 95 Howard St., Cambridge, MA; b. 3 May 1897 PEI; contact Mrs. Margaret Peters (same address); 5'9", 154 lbs., gray eyes & black hair, dark complexion; 16 Feb 1942 Cambridge, MA.


Massachusetts Directory 1981:  90 Howard St., Cambridge, MA


Obituary:  Boston Globe (MA), Friday, 5 May 1989:  Peters - Of Cambridge, May 1, William A., beloved husband of the late Margaret (Harrington) Peters.  Father of William J. Peters of Carver, Thomas A. Peters of Somerville, Jeanne Remondi of Newton, Adelaide Doyle of West Roxbury, John Robert Peters of Fairhaven, Charles A. Peters of Tewksbury, Mollie Kendrick of Atkinson, N.H., Kathleen German of Cambridge.  Brother of Minnie Nelles of Ontario, Canada, Ethel Conway of Rollo Bay, P.E.I., Canada, Ernest Peters of Plymouth and the late Dalus Peters.  Also survived by 27 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Funeral from his late residence, 95 Howard St., Cambridge, Saturday, May 6 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Pauls Church, Cambridge at 10 am.  Visiting hours at his late residence Thursdday 7-9 p.m.  Interment Rollo Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Lowell Hospice, P.O. Box 1965, Lowell, MA 01853.


Notes for Margaret Eulalia Harrington:

Obituary:  Boston Globe (MA), Tuesday, 1 November 1977:  Peters - In Cambridge Oct. 31, Margaret E. (Harrington) Peters.  Wife of William A. Peters, mother of William J., Thomas A., John R., and Charles A. Peters, Jeanne Remondi, Adelaide Doyle, Mary L. Kendrick and Kathleen German, also survived by 26 grandchildren.  Funeral from the Daniel F. O'Brien Funeral Home, 907 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, Thursday at 9 a.m.  Funeral Mass at St. Paul's Church at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours Tuesday 7 to 9, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


Obituaries for the children:

William James Peters:  The Boston Globe (MA), Tuesday, 6 September 2005:  Peters, William J. - Of Carver, formerly of Cambridge, Sept. 1, age 72 years.  Beloved husband of Alice M. (Parker) Peters.  Loving father of Susan Peters of PA, Kelly Macdonald of Westwood, MA, William Peters, Jr., of CA, Gregory Peters of Plymouth, Julia Correira of TX, and Clifford Peters of Carver.  Brother of Thomas Peters of Somerville, Jean Remondi of W. Newton, Adelaide Doyle of W. Roxbury, Mary Louise Kendrick of NH, Kathleen German of MA, and the late Charles Peters.  He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Funeral from the Shepherd Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Carver followed by a funeral Mass at St. Mary's Church, Plymouth at 10:00 A.M.  Interment in MA National Cemetery, Bourne at 12:30.  Visiting hours on Thurs. 5-9 P.M.  Memorial donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of South Boston.


Adelaide Peters:  The Boston Globe (Boston, MA), Tuesday, 27 April 2021:  (photo)  Adelaide F. (Peters) Doyle.  Age 84, of West Roxbury, MA, passed away at her home surrounded by family on April 25, 2021 after a long illness.  Originally from Cambridge, and longtime resident of Oak Square, Brighton.  Predeceased by her much-loved husband Donald "Doc" Doyle of Cambridge.  Adelaide loved spending time with her sister Jean, spending untold hours watching and raising their families together on Justin Road.  Daughter of William Peters of Souris, Prince Edward Island and Margaret (Harrington) of South Boston.  Sister to Jean, Kathy, and Molly, and predeceased by her brothers; William, Bob, Thomas, and Charles.  Adelaide was the beloved mother to her five children; Frank and his wife Jing (Zhao) of Raleigh, NC, Margaret Laura of West Roxbury, Timothy and his wife Jill (Rynkowski) of Washington, DC, Donald, Jr. and his wife Crisy (Briana) of Falmouth, and Theresa Harrington and her husband Kieran of Dorchester.  She was the much-adored nana to her 13 grandchildren; Derek Laura, Christopher (and his wife Roseanne), Brendan, Andrew (and his wife Amy) and Cole Doyle, Riley, Matt, Jack, and Caialinn Doyle, Luke, Mia, and Neve Harrington, and two great-granddaughters; Mickayla and Giuliana.  Predeceased by her grandson Francis Laura (Frankie).  Loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.  Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, West Roxbury, Friday, April 30th at 9 am, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John Chrysostom Church at 10 o'clock.  Visiting hours Thursday 5-8 p.m.  Relatives and friends invited.  Interment Gethsemane Cemetery.  The family expresses sincere appreciation to the dedicated staff of the Visiting Nurse Association for their care and kindness.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to VNA Care Hospice, Needham, MA.


John Robert Peters:  The Boston Globe (MA), Wednesday, 17 March 2010:  Peters, John R. "Bob" - Of Newton, formerly of Cambridge and Fairhaven, March 14, 2010.  Beloved husband of the late Marjorie (Carroll) Peters.  Brother of Thomas A. Peters of Roslindale, Jeanne Remondi of Newton, Adelaide Doyle of West Roxbury, Mary Kendrick of NH, Kathleen German of Roslindale, the late William J. and Charles A. Peters.  Also survived by many well-loved nieces and nephews, especially Lisa (Carroll) Tremblay and Christine (Carroll) Burridge.  Funeral from the Brady & Fallon Funeral Home, 10 Tower St., Jamaica Plain on Friday March 19 at 9:15 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John Chrysostom Church at 10 AM.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Visiting hours at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8 PM.  Interment Gethsemane Cemetery.  Late US Air Force Veteran.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob's memory may be made to St. Anthony's Shrine, Boston.  Bob's career was spent working as a civilian employee of the US Navy.  He worked with Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) as a computer analyst.  He travelled extensively writing, testing and executing programs for the US Defense Dept.  He was recognized in Washington for his accomplishments.


Charles Augustus Peters:  The Boston Globe (MA), Monday, 8 April 2002:  Peters, Charles - Of Methuen, formerly of Somerville, April 6.  Beloved husband of Etelvina M. (Nunes) Peters.  Loving father of Debbie Peters of CA, Denise Leo of NH, Charles & Brian Peters both of Somerville, Karen Landry of Tewksbury, Christopher, John, Patrick, Vincent, and Marjorie Peters, all of New Bedford.  Brother of William of Carver, Thomas of Somerville, Jeanne Remondi, and John 'Bob' Peters, both of Newton, Adelaide Doyle and Kathi German both of West Roxbury & Mollie Kendrick of NH.  Also survived by 14 grandchildren.  Funeral from The Brady & Fallon Funeral Home, 10 Tower St., Jamaica Plain on Wed., April 10 at 9:15 a.m.  Funeral Mass in St. John Chrysostom Church, W. Roxbury, at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited.  Visiting hours Monday 7-9, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9.  Interment Gethsemane Cemetery.



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Last updated:  22 June 2022.