Person:PETERSON, Walter Gray (1869 - 1936)

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PETERSON, Walter Gray (1869 - 1936)
Family(s): Peterson
Person ID (Link to genealogy): GED link doc.gif I12459
Sex: M
Date born: 11 Nov 1869
Born in: Lavaca, Texas
Date died: 24 May 1936
Died in: Kerrville, Texas
Buried in: Glen Rest Cemetery, Kerrville, Texas


Father: PETERSON, William Caswell (1835 - 1924)
Mother: WRIGHT, Lucy Ann (1836 - 1925)
Spouse(s): PHILLIPS, Suzie Zula (1877 - 1925)
Children(in Wiki):

Religious affiliation(s): Baptist
Occupation(s): Entrepreneur, Federal Service
Occupation details: served as town marshall, For 20 years (1912-23+) he was elected Kerr County Tax Accessor, n 1923 he purchased the American Pure Milk Company
Fawcett book: PETERSON, Walter Gray (1869 - 1936)
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From Bill Fawcett's book:

Biographical sketch

WALTER GRAY PETERSON was born on Nov 11, 1869 near Wrightsboro, Gonzales County, Texas to William C. and Lucy Peterson. They moved to Kerrville (1882), and he was livig with them in 1890 (Census). Walter married Suzie Zula Phillips in Gonzales County in 1897. Walter Gray Peterson served as the town marshall (1904-06 [Kerrville Mountain Sun [KMS] 12/24/04, 8/19/05]). Walter visited Corpus Christi in mid-Aug. 1905 (KMS 8/19/05), before he ran for reelection as marshall (KMS 3/31/1906). He traveled with Charles Heinen to Alice on business during early October 1906 (KMS 10/13/06:2). Walter went big game hunting out West with Chamberlain later in the year (KMS 11/3/06:2). The next year he purchased the Joe Schaetter residence on Clay St (KMS 3/23/07). For 20 years (1912-23+) he was elected Kerr County Tax Accessor (KMS 11/19/12; Commissioners Courts Proceedings G:6-626; 1920 census #179/188).In 1923 he purchased the American Pure Milk Company.

The 5 children of Suzie and Walter Peterson are: (1) Zula Mae Peterson (m. J. DaSha Patton, still living in Kerrville 1983), (2) Katie Ruth Peterson (1903- d. childbirth, m. Henry Blum), (3) Annabel Peterson (1911-, m. Zack Carr of San Antonio; their 3 sons raised by the Pattons after her death), (4) Walter Carl Peterson (1906-1966; m. Elizabeth Dryden of San Antonio; she and their 2 sons lived in Kerrville after 1966--1 son died young but Charles DeSha "Dash" Peterson resided in Kerrville in the 1980s) and (5) Jack Hamilton Peterson (1913-77; m. Ellen Reagan Peterson, he operated a bakery in San Antonio). Walter and Jack operated the creamery after their father's death. Suzie and Walter's children all lived in Kerrville and were Baptists in the 1920s (Gonzales Inquirer 9/12/25:3). Annie Peterson graduated from the 8th grade at Tivy School in 1906 (KMS 3/31/06). Walter G. Peterson died in Kerrville on May 24, 1936. He was buried in the Glen Rest Cemetery (KMS 5/28/1936:1).


From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.

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