James Ancle Peterson

18 Dec 1890 - 6 Nov 1969


James Ancle Peterson

18 Dec 1890 - 6 Nov 1969
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Transcribed from The Idaho Republican Newpaper June 14, 1916 PROMINENT PEOPLE WED Episode With a Ford Car; More Fords in Demand Now J. A. Peterson and miss Zada Smith are married. Actually married. The knot was tied in Salt Lake this week. Tied tight. They are husband and wife and no backing out. Bu
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James Ancle Peterson

Married: 14 Jun 1916

Riverside Thomas Cemetery

939-949 State Highway 39
Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho
United States


September 19, 2013


July 29, 2013

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The Idaho Republican - Prominent People Wed

Contributor: abakcuh Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Transcribed from The Idaho Republican Newpaper June 14, 1916 PROMINENT PEOPLE WED Episode With a Ford Car; More Fords in Demand Now J. A. Peterson and miss Zada Smith are married. Actually married. The knot was tied in Salt Lake this week. Tied tight. They are husband and wife and no backing out. But true love doesn’t always run smooth. Neither do Ford cars. Not always. Ye editor has one. But to get back to the marriage. It was arranged for. Duly arranged. The groom groomed himself for the occasion. He groomed the car too. It was a Ford. They say the Ford is the poor man’s mule. So it is. It kicks unexpectedly. Ours kicks. So did the groom’s. But he got it warmed up and it went. Why shouldn’t it went? It was Sunday evening and the hour was late. He was going to take his intended wife to the train which toots at two. Peterson was thinking, “we are two too soon to be one too. Might have been one long ago too. But the folks advised delay too. Now they consent too. We two do too. The Ford car went well too. The engine was working smoothly. There was plenty of time to catch the train at two. How sweet the ride in a buzz wagon built for two. But lo! The engine became silent. The car slowed down and stopped. Never a creak. Ancil got out, naturally he went to the crank. Ford drivers acquire that habit. He cranked it. Ford drivers always “tip it over” a time or two if there is any doubt. Then they hump up and top it over as many times as possible in a few minutes. Then they change the spark and the gas jet. Then they tip it over a few thousand times more and rest from the effort. Then they do it again and say something singular. Ancle said something under his breath and it was singular. At least Zada said, “Why Ancel! I never heard you anything like that before!” Then Ancel felt sheepish and said he was sure there was plenty of gasoline in the tank, but if she would rise he would remove the cushion and look. He unscrewed the cap and poked his finger in. He felt something and removed the finger. It was wet. Was it water? The air about it felt could so he assumed that it was gasoline, for gasoline is cold after one gets out of it. Ancel smelled of it and was sure. It had the same old stink. He put on the cap. He replaced the cushion. Zada sat down. He looked around some. He felt of the wire where it goes under the hood. He removed the hood. He thought of that old joke, “the Ford car is a family car. It combines all things needed for the family. It has a muffler for father, a hood for mother, and a rattle for the baby.” Ancel stopped short. Had he said it out loud? HadZada heard? He touched the engine. It was hot. He jumped. He felt of the wires and the spark plugs. They seemed right. He cranked it again but it only coughed. Nary a chug. He remembered the train and Salt Lake. Folks were to meet them at Salt Lake. Would they find him and the girl he was going to unload so proudly and walk along with in the morning sun? Should they try to walk to Blackfoot with their baggage? What a shame! Ford cars are oh fiddle. “The rich can rid in their chaises, but the poor must go afoot.” Zada had the making of a good ----(unable to see last couple lines)---- engines discomfort me. I anoint my tires with patches. My radiator runnethover. I repair my blow-outs in the presence of mine enemies. Surley, if this thing follows me all I shall dwell in the bug-house forever. Zada had the making of a good wife and helpmate, for she said, “Ancle, would it do any good if I get out and push while you crank?” Ancle knew it might turn the trick, so he consented to her pushing. Ancle cranked. She pushed. They car moved. Ancle cranked and it kicked him. He jumped up and down and said a cuss word. “Why Ancle,” she said The car stood still. He cranked again. It coughed. Then they heard a giggle so like a man. Two voices from the roadside broke out with a “Haw! Haw! haw! haw! har! Har! Haw! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Dark forms came up out of space and said, “ancel do you think it would do any good if we pushed?” “why, maybe. But I hate to have you do that.” One of the dark forms looked like a relative or two. Another one sounded a good deal like Ray Taylor who got married himself nee. It suggested that maybe the car would go better if it had some gasoline in the parts where it could burn. If they wanted him to he would turn the stop-cock to set it right. But they had not asked him to turn it. Just to be “onery” he made them both ask him to turn the stop-cock that lets the gasoline into the dinghat. He turned it. Ancle cranked. It whirled like a carload of buzz saws. Ancle laughed. He looked at his watch. It wasn’t a stopwatch. There was still enough time. The other forms came along behind them to make sure that nothing happened. They had a car too. There were two of them too. Ancle and Zada were two too. The ford was saying “Toot” too. The stars shone. The world was good and kind. How sweet to ride along in a buzz wagon built for two. The dark forms followed them to town and saw them off with smiles and assurances for a bon voyage, not only to Salt Lake, but over the sea of life. The inside of the train looked good. They would reach Salt Lake in the morning and the sun would shine and Ancle would unload his girl and walk along with her in the sunlight among his friends- but what’s the use! Can’t a fellow build castles in the air without being drowned in rice. Stop fooling! P.S. They will be at Dempsy, Sunday. A copy of our paper will be there first. If you want to kid them about their buzz wagon when they get back it will be all right with us. We got married once, the jokers were busy. We lived thru it. --Modern David

Fishing with Grandpa Peterson

Contributor: abakcuh Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

The first fish I ever caught was on Lyle's boat fishing with Grandpa Peterson. We caught several fish that day and it seemed like he always had a fish on his line. I have fished many times since then and often think of that first time with him.

Life timeline of James Ancle Peterson

James Ancle Peterson was born on 18 Dec 1890
James Ancle Peterson was 15 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
James Ancle Peterson was 24 years old when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist named Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, sparking the outbreak of World War I. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria-Este was a member of the imperial Habsburg dynasty, and from 1896 until his death the heir presumptive (Thronfolger) to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia, which in turn triggered a series of events that resulted in Austria-Hungary's allies and Serbia's declaring war on each other, starting World War I.
James Ancle Peterson was 39 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
James Ancle Peterson was 49 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
James Ancle Peterson was 55 years old when World War II: Hiroshima, Japan is devastated when the atomic bomb "Little Boy" is dropped by the United States B-29 Enola Gay. Around 70,000 people are killed instantly, and some tens of thousands die in subsequent years from burns and radiation poisoning. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
James Ancle Peterson was 62 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
James Ancle Peterson died on 6 Nov 1969 at the age of 78
Grave record for James Ancle Peterson (18 Dec 1890 - 6 Nov 1969), BillionGraves Record 5199848 Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States