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Family of Thomas Alfred Peters and (1) Elizabeth Armstrong / (2) Maria Earl (ne. Otty) Gass

Thomas Alfred PETERS (son of Samuel Leonard PETERS and Phoebe TILLEY) was born 6 December 1842 in New Brunswick. He died 17 Septemer 1935 at the home of his daughter Bessie in Hampton, Kings County, New Brunswick. Partner in a tannery with his brother William in St. John, then a cattle farmer in Hampton, then Deputy Commissioner in the provincial Department of Agriculture for 12 years, then a fruit inspector.

Thomas Alfred PETERS married:

  1. Elizabeth ARMSTRONG (parents unknown) 18 May 1870 in St. John, New Brunswick. Elizabeth was born abt 1848. She died 9 July 1889 in Hampton, Kings County, New Brunwick.
  2. Maria Earl (ne. OTTY) GASS (parents unknown) 4 November 1896 in Hampton, Kings County, New Brunswick. Maria was born abt 1865. She had at least three children (Marian, Marjorie and Ronald GASS) by her first marriage.

Thomas Alfred PETERS and Elizabeth ARMSTRONG had the following children:

  1. Bessie PETERS (abt 1871 - ?)
  2. Leonard W[illiam] PETERS was born abt 30 August 1872 in St. John, New Brunswick. He died abt 1950. He worked in the insurance industry. He never married.
  3. Nellie E[lizabeth] PETERS (abt 1875 - bef 1931)
  4. Edith May PETERS (abt 1876 - ?)
  5. Florence PETERS (abt 1882 - aft 1901)

Thomas Alfred PETERS and Maria Earl (ne. OTTY) GASS had the following children:

  1. Arthur T. PETERS (abt 1898 - ?)

This family can be found in the 1881 Wellington Ward, St. John, New Brunswick census and the 1901 Queens Ward, Fredericton, New Brunswick census. Thomas Alfred Peters made a will dated 18 March 1931 which names his second wife and children. Lengthy obituary for Thomas Alfred in the Globe 18 September 1935.
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