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Amos Theodore (Pete) PETERSON

Amos Theodore (Pete) PETERSON

Male 1889 - 1952  (63 years)

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  • Name Amos Theodore (Pete) PETERSON 
    Nickname Pete 
    Born 13 Jan 1889  Edwall, Lincoln, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • from WWI Draft Registration Card.
    Gender Male 
    Health Died of a heart attack. 
    History Challenges and tests are common terms in our school experiences but we often do not appreciate their significance. We have athletic challenges, debate challenges and many other types. Each if accepted carries with it a test of our abilities and powers. We are continually being challenged and tested as we face new situations or deal with old ones. There are challenges to our skill, our dispositions, our will-power, our ambitions, and all other phases of our personalities.
    School days are duplicates of later life situations and preparing for them. The successes and failures of school days are real in themselves. Let us hope we have all given our best and mastered as far as possible the difficulties and failures of this year. Look ahead to see how your achievements can and do help ypu for the future whether that be in more school situations or in vocations to follow. Meet your challenges with a determination to master them. Then the tests which surely follow will build for better things.
    A. T. Peterson, Superintendent of Schools, 1932

    Amos Theodore Peterson
    Amos Theodore Peterson was born 13 January 1889 on the family farm near Edwall, Washington to Gustaf A. and Hannah (Anderson) Peterson. About 1903 at the age of 14 he was attending classes at a business college in Spokane, Washington. He also worked as a bookkeeper and stenographer during this time period. In 1914 Amos received a BA degree from Washington State College at Spokane in biology and pharmacy.
    On 22 August 1914 Amos married Daisy Eliza Wilson in Moscow, Idaho (daughter of Robert Brown and Louella (Cox) Wilson, born 14 Oct 1892).
    In the fall of 1914 Amos accepted the position of High School Principal at Boulder, Jefferson County, Montana. Amos and Daisy were living in Boulder, Montana where he taught for one year and then was the Superintendent of the High School for 4 years. Amos registered for the WWl draft on 5 Jun 1917 while living in Boulder. He had blue eyes and light colored hair. Apparently the family lived in Boulder until about 1920. They were in Boulder at the time of the 1920 census. While living in Boulder, Amos was a Mason and member of Boulder Lodge #41. He was also the Jefferson County, Montana Director of the War Savings Fund.
    Sometime in the 1915-1916 time period, Amos completed post-graduate work in antiseptic research and medicine at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
    On 25 Sep 1918, daughter Helen Daisy Peterson was born in Helena, Montana. She married Gordon W. Miller and died 15 Nov 1994 in Billings.
    From about 1920 thru 1922 Amos was the Principal of Custer County High School in Miles City, Montana. In 1923 thru 1924 Amos was a druggist in either or both, Lewiston, Idaho and Colfax, Washington.
    On 9 Jun 1923, son Robert Eugene Peterson was born in Pullman, Washington. He married Norma J. Burris and died Jan. 14, 1996 in Laurel, Montana. Sometime after 1923 and before 1930 Amos, Daisy and family lived in Dillon, Montana where Amos was an instructor at the Western Montana College of Science. He was also the Principal of Beaverhead County High School in Dillon during this time period. In 1930 he was listed as the owner of the Wenatchee Business College.
    About 1930 the Peterson family moved to Billings, Montana where Amos accepted a position to be Superintendent of Billings Public Schools. He held this position until 1936. In 1936 Amos started Holliday Furniture Company and operated it until about 1952. Amos was in the Billings Rotary Club in 1938 and eventually serving as President (Rotarian since 1926). In 1941, he was President of the Billings Commercial Club. During WW ll Amos was Montana State Director of O.P.A. (Office of Price Administration [ed. note - OPA was created in 1941 by an act of Congress to ration commodities (tires, sugar, aluminum, etc.) during the war]). At one time during his career, he was also Chairman of Vocational Education Committee for the State of Montana. In 1942 Amos was elected President of Montanans Inc., the Montana State Chamber of Commerce. He served as President of the Montana Teachers Association. He was Director of the YMCA while living in Billings, Montana. He was President of the Billings Community Concert Association and was an accomplished musician, especially the piano. Amos was a member of the Elks Lodge #394 in Billings and served as Exalted Ruler in 1941-42. Amos owned and operated a fox farm for the production of commercial pelts while living in both Boulder and Billings. His son Robert worked at the fox farm in Billings as well as at the furniture store.
    Amos was living at 2520 Highwood Drive in Billings when he died of a heart attack on 3 Jul 1952 and is buried in Mountview Cemetery. His wife, Daisy, is buried next to him.

    Bibliography
    1900 census, Medical Lake, Spokane, Washington; Amos 12 years old (29 Jun 1900)
    1920 census, Boulder, Montana; Amos 30 years old (8 Jan 1920)
    1930 census, Billings, Montana; Amos 41 years old (7 Apr 1930)
    Montana- The Land and The People, Volume lll, Lewis Publishing Company, 1930, pp. 504-505
    Montana- It’s Story and Biography, Ed. Tom Stout, 1921, pp. 616-617
    Obituary - Billings Gazette 4 Jul 1952
    (submitted by Richard Leon Thayer to DAR on 7 Aug 2013) 
    Occupation Pharmacist, Superintendent of Schools, Billings, Montana (1929-1936) 
    Died 3 Jul 1952  Billings, Yellowstone, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 7 Jul 1952  Mountview Cemetery, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot: Lot 64, Sec. 10, Grave 8
    Person ID I377  Reid Family | Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2017 

    Father Gustaf Alfrid PETERSSON,   b. 9 Jan 1846, Borg, Gryt, Östergötlands län, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1930, Spokane, Spokane, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Hannah ANDERSON,   b. 10 Aug 1863, Skåne, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1943, St. Martin's Hospital, Tonasket, Okanogan, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1881  Lake Elizabeth, Kandiyohi, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Peterson Gustaf A.-1846 Family
    Peterson Gustaf A.-1846 Family
    Back Row (left to right): Amon-1889, Hulda-1882, Wallace-1890, Julius (Jerry)-1885, Emily-1883
    Front Row: Carrie-1893, Gustaf-1846, Genevieve-1898, Hannah-1863
    Taken about 1903.
    Family ID F266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Daisy Eliza WILSON,   b. 14 Oct 1892, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1974, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1914  Moscow, Latah, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Idaho, Marriages, 1878-1898; 1903-1942; Ref. 1535103, Pg. 23
    Children 
     1. Helen Daisy PETERSON,   b. 25 Sep 1918, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1994, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Robert Eugene PETERSON,   b. 9 Jun 1923, Pullman, Whitman, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1996, Laurel, Yellowstone, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Headstones
    Peterson, Amos T.-1889 & Daisy E.-1892 (HS)
    Peterson, Amos T.-1889 & Daisy E.-1892 (HS)
    Family ID F283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jan 1889 - Edwall, Lincoln, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Aug 1914 - Moscow, Latah, Idaho Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Jul 1952 - Billings, Yellowstone, Montana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Jul 1952 - Mountview Cemetery, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Peterson, Amos Theodore-1889 (1932)
    Peterson, Amos Theodore-1889 (1932)
    Taken about 1932.
    Peterson, Amos T.-1889 (1924)
    Peterson, Amos T.-1889 (1924)
    Courtesy of Carolyn (Harold) Sherman. Taken about 1924.
    Peterson Gustaf A.-1846 Family
    Peterson Gustaf A.-1846 Family
    Back Row (left to right): Amon-1889, Hulda-1882, Wallace-1890, Julius (Jerry)-1885, Emily-1883
    Front Row: Carrie-1893, Gustaf-1846, Genevieve-1898, Hannah-1863
    Taken about 1903.
    Peterson, Amon Theodore-1889 (~1903)
    Peterson, Amon Theodore-1889 (~1903)
    Taken about 1903.

  • Sources 
    1. [S237] United States Federal Census, Fancher Precinct, Spokane, Washington; Enumeration District #55, Pg. 10B.

    2. [S238] United States Federal Census, Española, Spokane, Washington; Enumeration District #137, Pg. 23B.

    3. [S239] United States Federal Census, Boulder, Jefferson, Montana; Enumeration District #89, Pg. 3A.

    4. [S240] United States Federal Census, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana; Enumeration District #56-5, Pg. 6A.

    5. [S241] United States Federal Census, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana; Enumeration District #56-7, Pg. 7A.

    6. [S465] Montana Death Index, Index #Yel 4618.