Delilah Adel Peterson (1888-1953)

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Delilah Adel Peterson Anderson
Peterson, Delilah.jpg
Born: 17 Oct 1888 Fillmore, Utah
Died: 22 Apr 1953 Richfield, Utah
Father: Ova Peterson
Mother: Cordelia Amelia Warner
Siblings: Gertrude Amelia Peterson
Loneva Peterson
Ova Leon Peterson
Mary Amanda Peterson
Dorus Ernest Peterson
Edna Christina Peterson
Evelyn Peterson
Delilah Adel Peterson
Vernell Peterson
Marvin Wilbur Peterson
Alberta Peterson
Spencer Wells Peterson
Thelma Neoma Peterson
Spouse: Christy Anderson
Married: 9 Sep 1910 Fillmore, Utah
Children: Marvin Christy Anderson
Elaine Anderson
Elma Amelia Anderson
Ivadell Anderson
Everett Lyle Anderson
Gaylon Worth Anderson


unnamed newspaper clipping, dated, April 22, 1953:

Mrs. Delilah Anderson Dies
Early Wednesday Morning
Following Ten-Day Illness

Always very close to her husband, Christy Anderson, in life, Delilah Adele Anderson, 64, Wednesday at 1:40 a.m. after a 10-day illness, joined him in death. The entire family was at her bedside when the end came in the Sevier Valley hospital.

Mrs. Anderson suffered a paralytic stroke shortly after hearing of the death of her husband here last Sunday. She was en route to California to pay a surprise visit to her daughters, Nancy Elaine Anderson and Mrs. Elma Austin at Venice California.

A member of the Brush and Pallet Club at Richfield, she was well-known for her fine paintings and won a blue ribbon at the Sevier county fair art exhibit, and was president of the club in 1950. She also was a member of the Richfield Study club and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

She was born at Fillmore, Oct. 17, 1888, a daughter of Ova and Amelia Warner Peterson. She attended school at Fillmore and later Brigham Young University where she received her teacher's certificate. She taught school in Idaho, Austin, Sterling and Elsinore. It was while she was teaching school in Austin that she started the campaign to transport students from smaller communities to a central school. It was her idea that gradually developed into the present day school bus transportation system and records in the state capitol attest to that fact. While she was teaching school in Elsinore she met a tall young farmer named Christy Anderson. After their courtship they were married Sept. 9, 1910 at Fillmore. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS temple August 18, 1927.

The family moved to Duchesne in July 1919 where she became very active in social organizations of Roosevelt, serving as DUP president, being active in literary clubs, and in the Parent-Teacher Assn. When Christy opened the Roosevelt Bottling Works there she worked side by side with him to make it a success.

At her home here in Richfield, Mrs. Andreson was noted for her love of flowers and the care with shich she tended them.

Survivors include three sons, Marvin C. and Everett L. Anderson, Richfield; and Gaylan W. Anderson, Gunnison; three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Elma Amelia) Austin, Venice, Cal.; Mrs. Ralph (Ivadell) Holland, Washington, D.C.; and Miss Nancy Elaine Anderson, Richfield; three brothers, Leon Peterson, San Francisco, Cal.; Marvin Peterson, Ely, Nevada; and Spencer Peterson, Oakland, Cal.; four sisters, Mrs. Amanda Cummings, Upalco, duchesne county; Mrs. Edna Nelson and Mrs. Alberta Nelson, Wendell, Ida.; and Mrs. Thelma Butler, Godding, Ida.; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Sevier LDS tabernacle Friday at 2 p.m. by Bishop Ellis Christensen of the Richfield Fourth LDS ward.

Friends may call at the Peterson mortuary Thursday evening and at the family home at 25 South Third West, Friday until time of services.

Burial will be in the Elsinore city cemetery.

Elsinore Cemetery


  • Name variations: Lila, Adell [AF]
  • Marriage variant: 9 Sep 1911 [AF]
  • 1920 Federal Census, Lake Fork, Duchesne, Utah, enumerated 19 Mar 1920, Sheet 24A, Dwelling #39, Family #39:
Anderson, Christy
Deliah A., wife, female, white, 31, married, Utah, Denmark, Utah
  • Source: Ancestral File