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Eugene Allen Peterson

Eugene Allen Peterson

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  • Name Eugene Allen Peterson 
    Born 26 Dec 1917  South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch ID KWJC-145 
    Died 9 Sep 1961  Mountains East of Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried South Jordan Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I73  mytree
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2018 

    Father Henry John Pedersen,   b. 9 Oct 1889, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1961, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Marvel Alice Ray,   b. 10 May 1892, South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1990, Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1910  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Utah, Marriages, 1887-1966 - Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74316-7 , System Origin: Utah-EASy , GS Film number: 429076
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Arvilla Cundick,   b. 13 Apr 1917, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 2012, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1940  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    +2. Sharon Ann Peterson,   b. 21 Jan 1942, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 2014, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Brent A Peterson
     4. Peggy Carlene Peterson
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Dec 1917 - South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - South Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Jun 1940 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Sep 1961 - Mountains East of Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - South Jordan Cemetery, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Peterson, Eugene A b1917
    Peterson, Eugene A b1917
    Peterson, Eugene A b1917 - Portrait
    Peterson, Eugene A b1917 - Portrait

    Documents
    Peterson, Eugene Allen Death Certificate
    Peterson, Eugene Allen Death Certificate
    Peterson, Eugene A b1917 Military Enlistment Record
    Peterson, Eugene A b1917 Military Enlistment Record
    Peterson, Eugene A b1917 Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966
    Peterson, Eugene A b1917 Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966

    Headstones
    Peterson, Eugene A b1917
    Peterson, Eugene A b1917

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: From Grace Whipple's genealogy sheets.

      Eugene Allen Pedersen was killed while Bow hunting in the Tooele mountains. A Flash Flood washed his Jeep over the cliff to fall 900 yards. It took the Jeep Patrol and an airplane to find him.

      SOURCE: Death Certificates, State of Utah

      Obituary: TRUCK WRECK KILLS TWO BOW HUNTERS
      Pickup Plunges 300 Yards Down Steep Mountainside

      Bacchus - A half-day search for two missing Salt Lake County deer hunters climaxed Sunday at 1:20 p.m. when their broken bodies were found on a mountainside two miles west of Bacchus.
      The men apparently were killed Saturday when their four-wheel-drive pickup truck tumbled 300 yards down the mountainside.
      The dead men were Calvin Reed Bartholomew, 37, 4320 S. 4000 West and Eugene Peterson, 43, 3157 W. 3100 South, both of Granger. They were the first fatalities of the infant bow hunting season.
      The vehicle was torn to pieces as it plunged down the steep mountain on the south side of Coon Canyon.
      One body was about 25 yards from the largest part of the truck, and the other another 25 yards up the mountainside.
      The wreckage was found by Sheriff's Deputies Pete Kutulas and Darrell Brady, who were operating with the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Jeep Patrol.
      The patrol had 16 jeeps searching the Oquirrh Mountains from west of Magna to Butterfield Canyon, south of Bingham.
      Deputies Brady and Kutulas said they had followed the tracks of the victim's truck up a fire break on the ridge line to the south of Coons Canyon.
      The hunters apparently drove to the end of the fire break and while attempting to turn around lost control of the vehicle.
      It plunged down the mountain. The truck appeared to have turned over several times as it crashed through scrub oak two to three feet high, the two deputies said.
      Wreckage and belongings of the two men were scattered the full distance of the plunge, and the rear wheels landed 50 yards beyond where the truck body stopped on the bottom of a draw.
      Mr. Bartholomew and Mr. Peterson had left Saturday about 1 p.m. to go bow and arrow hunting for deer in the mountains. Mr. Bartholomew told his wife that they would be gone only for a couple of hours, and they did not take any water, food or heavy coats with them.
      About 10 p.m. Mrs. Bartholomew contacted Mrs. Peterson, who did not know where the two men had gone.
      The Sheriff's office was notified Sunday at 2 a.m.
      When a search by deputies did not locate the missing men, the Jeep Patrol was called in at 9:58 a.m.
      Justice of Peace D. S. Walker, who was at the scene, said it was apparent that both men were killed almost instantly.
      Salt Lake County sheriff's officers said the two deaths would not be counted as traffic fatalities.
      Aiding in the search were three light airplanes of the Utah National Guard which skimmed the ridges and valleys to direct the searchers to the scene where Deputies Brady and Kutulas were waiting.
      To bring the victim's bodies up the steep hillside, searchers had to tie long nylon ropes to the litters and then to a jeep on the ridge. The litters then were supported by searchers as the jeep pulled.
      This procedure saved possemen several hours of work, said Walter Fox, second in command of the Jeep Patrol.
      Eugene Allen Peterson was born in South Jordan Dec. 26, 1917, a son of Henry J. and Marvel Ray Peterson.
      He attended South Jordan Elementary School, Jordan High School, South High School and the University of Utah.
      He entered the U.S. Army in 1935 and retired as a major nine months ago. He served during World War II and also during the Korean campaign.
      A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was a priest in the Wells Ward.
      Mr. Peterson married Arvilla Cundick in Salt Lake City June 10, 1940.
      At the time of his death he was operator of a service station in Kearns.
      Survivors include his wife, sons and daughters: Leon Cordell Peterson, with the U. S. Navy in Japan; Brent Peterson, with the Marine Corps in San Diego, Calif., and Sharon Ann and Peggy Carlene Peterson both of Granger.
      Other survivors include his parents and brothers and sisters, Deverl and Harold Peterson, Mrs. Grace Whipple, Mrs. Dorothy Wilson and Mrs. Helen McCaul, all of Murray, and Vaughn Peterson, San Francisco.
      Calvin Reed Bartholomew, 4320 S. 4000 West, was born in Fillmore July 5, 1924, a son of Loy and Juliet Bartholomew.
      He attended school in Fillmore and later entered construction work. At the time of his death he was superintendent of construction for the Leavill Construction Co.
      He married Leona Bartholomew in Idaho Falls, Idaho, May 14, 1954.
      Survivors include his widow; a son and daughter, Tobin Reed and Tamara Lee Bartholomew, Granger; his father and stepmother, Mrs. Ireta Bartholomew, Fillmore, and brother and sisters, Vernon Bartholomew, Los Angeles; Mrs. Jean Dobson, Holden, Millard County, and a sister in Salt Lake City.
      ******
      The Salt Lake Tribune
      Tuesday, September 12, 1961
      page 21

      RITES TO EULOGIZE VICTIM OF TRUCK

      Funeral services for Eugene Allen Peterson, 43, 3157 W. 3100 South, Granger, who died Saturday in an automobile accident two miles west of Bacchus, will be Thursday, 2 p.m,. at 37 E. 7th South.
      Burial will be in the South Jordan Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be by Ft. Douglas Miliary Post.