Parley Hans Peterson (1885-1960)

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Parley Hans Peterson
Parley Hans Petersen.jpeg
Born: 10 May 1883 Manti, Utah
Died: 24 Dec 1960 Salt Lake City, Utah
Father: Hans Peter Peterson
Mother: Marie Mina Henningsen
Siblings: Erastus Hans Peterson
Katherine Dorthea Peterson
Parley Hans Peterson
Leon Peter Peterson
Richard Cluff Peterson
Franklin Christian Peterson
Geneva Marie Peterson
Rudolph Peterson
Spouse: Lora L. Robison
Married: 5 Jul 1918 Manti, Utah
Children: DeLoyd Parley Peterson
Merle Jay Peterson



Parley was the understanding one. His good advice and common sense was often sought after. He was Jack of all trades. He liked horses and had the knack for beautification, too. He was dependable and honest in all his dealings. Uncle Parley would relate stories with that true dramatic Humor, mimicking personalities to perfection. He was usually the life of the party and his cheery 'good mormning' and jovial remarks started the day out right for many of his friends. It was easy for him to live the second commandment, "Love thy neighbor as thyself". He met his wife, Lora, while helping make bricks in Scipio. They were married in the Manti Temple. His two fine worthy sons, DeLoyd and Merle are his imitators and do themselves proud in anything they undertake to do.


The Manti Messenger, Thursday, December 29, 1960, page 11:

Parley Peterson
Funeral Rites Held

Funeral services for Parley H. Peterson, 77, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Manti South Ward chapel with Bishop L. Glen Anderson conducting. Mr. Peterson died Saturday at 10:15 a.m. at a Salt Lake hospital of a pulmonary infection.

He was born May 10, 1883 in Manti to Hans and Mina M. Henningson Peterson. He married Lora Robison July 5, 1918 in Manti. The marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple.

A member of the LDS Church, Mr. Peterson was an elder in the Manti South Ward Elder's group. He was a trucker for many years.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, De Lloyd Parley Peterson and Merle Jay Peterson, both of Salt Lake City; four grandchildren, two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Kate Childs, Orangeville; Mrs. Geneva Esklund, Scipio; Rudolph Peterson, Los Angeles, Calif.

Prelude and postlude music for the services was played by Mrs. Jane Braithwaite with other musical selections by a vocal trio consisting of Mrs. Thera Lou Hickman, Mrs. Betty Peterson and Mrs. Barbara Barton. They were accompanied by Mrs. Braithwaite.

A vocal solo was rendered by Mrs. Joyce Alder.

Prayer at the mortuary was given by Rulon A. Robison with prayers in the services by Alma Peterson and Frank Garbe.

Speakers at the services were Wilford Frischknecht, Ray P. Lund and Bishop Anderson.

Burial was in the Manti City Cemetery under the direction of Buchanan Mortuary with the grave being dedicated by Aldo Childs.


  • LDS Family Group Record Collection [Patron Section]
Submitted by: Connie Lee Alder
Family of: Edson Albert Robison & Alice Elizabeth Adams
  • Marriage: Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940, database, FamilySearch:
Name: Parley Peterson
Titles and Terms: Mr
Gender: Male
Age: 35
Birth Year (Estimated): 1883
Spouse's Name: Lora Robison
Spouse's Titles and Terms: Miss
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 22
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1896
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 05 Jul 1918
Event Place: Sanpete, Utah, United States
Page: 553
  • Draft: United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, FamilySearch:
Name: Parley H Peterson
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1917-1918
Event Place: San Pete County, Sevier County, Summit County, Utah, United States
Gender: Male
Nationality: United States
Birth Date: 10 May 1883
Birthplace: United States
  • 1920 Federal Census, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, 2 Jan 1920, Dwelling #9, Family #10:
Peterson, Parley, Head, rents, M, W, 36, md, Utah, Denmark, Denmark, Laborer, By day
Lora, wife, female, white, 24, md, Utah, Utah, Utah
DeLoyd, Son, M, W, 8/12, single, Utah, Utah, Utah
  • 1930 Federal Census, Manti, Sanpete, Utah,3 Apr 1930, 96 East 4th South, Dwelling #37, Family #42:
Peterson, Parley H, Head, Owns, no radio, M, W, 45, md @ 34, Utah, Denmark , Denmark, Mechanic, Garage
Lora L., wife-H, female, white, 33, md at 22, Utah, Utah, Utah
Deloyd P., Son, M, W, 10, single, Utah, Utah, Utah
Merril J., Son, M, W, 5, single, Utah, Utah, Utah
Manti Cemetery
  • Death: Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964", database with images, FamilySearch:
Name: Parley Hans Peterson
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 24 Dec 1960
Event Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 77
Marital Status: Married
Birth Year (Estimated): 1883
Father's Name: Hans Peterson
Mother's Name: Mina M Henningson
Spouse's Name: Lora Robison Peterson
Certificate Number: 61 18 0021