Cornelia White Peterson and children

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circa 1900


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My grandmother, Cornelia White Peterson, was born in 1869, the second of Philip and Elizabeth's three daughters. She married my grandfather, Jerome Bowers Peterson, in 1893. She is shown here with her two older children, Philip and Dorothy. While the family was living in in Puerto Rico, Philip drowned at sea. His body was never found and Cornelia never recovered from his death. She died in 1926.


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