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Merriam D Peterson (1903 - 1994)

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Merriam D Peterson
1903 - 1994
Born
January 12, 1903
Death
May 1994
Last Known Residence
Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey 08332
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Merriam D Peterson of Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey was born on January 12, 1903, and died at age 91 years old in May 1994.
Updated: October 5, 2011
Biography ID: 13539810

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Merriam Peterson passed away at age 91 years old in May 1994. Merriam D Peterson of Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey was born on January 12, 1903.

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Merriam D Peterson lived 17 years longer than the average Peterson family member when they died at the age of 91.
The average age of a Peterson family member is 74.
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In 1903, in the year that Merriam D Peterson was born, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated in June after Henry Ford left another car company he founded in 1901 (which became the Cadillac Motor Company). He began Ford Motor Company with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, two of whom (the Dodge brothers) later began their own car company. Henry Ford improved on assembly line techniques and has been so successful that his family still controls a very popular Ford line of cars and trucks.

In 1916, by the time this person was merely 13 years old, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1927, at the age of 24 years old, Merriam was alive when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1964, by the time this person was 61 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1994, in the year of Merriam D Peterson's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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