Obit: Peterson, Marthea (1867 - 1940)
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Surnames: Peterson, Larson, Moore

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 10 Oct. 1940

Peterson, *Mathea (15 June 1867 - 1940) *First name was spelled this way in the original write up.

Marthea Peterson, born in Olmstead County, Minnesota, on June 15, 1867, was one of five daughters of Guro and John Larson. She grew to womanhood in her home state and then came to Colby, where she was united in marriage to Nels Peter Peterson in 1898. To this union one child was born, John M. Peterson of Neillsville, Wis.

Marthea Peterson lived at Colby until about the past three years, during which time she made her home with her son at Neillsville, Wis. She left surviving her one son; two grandchildren; a step-son, Niels G. Peterson, of Milwaukee, and one sister, Christine Moore, of Havana, N. D.

Brief private services were held at Colby, preceding services at East St. Olaf’s church in Kasson, Minn., where deceased had been baptized and confirmed. Interment was in the church cemetery, the last rites being carried out according to the wishes of the departed.

She was bed-ridden for the past six months and died of complications of old age. Mr. Peterson passed away on April 18, 1927.



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