Peterson, Kenneth David Richard.


k-Peterson, Kenneth David Richard. b. December 14, 1909, Boston, Massachusetts; Swedish American; Father Charles R. Peterson (1881-?), mother Talie (Tilly) V. (Zackrason) Peterson (1883-?), both born in Sweden; Married Bettie C. Knauz on February 22, 1931; Clerk and Artist; CP 1935, unit organizer; Received Passport# 376789 on March 20, 1937 which listed his address as 423 West Street, NYC; Sailed March 27, 1937 aboard the Paris; Arrived in Spain on April 29, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, Lincoln-Washington BN, Co. 3, Section 1, Political Delegate, selected by William Titus and elected by the section; Killed in action February 14, 1938, Atalaya, The Retreats; State Department received a letter from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company dated April 13, 1939, The State Department replied on April 24, 1939 that they could not confirm his death advising that Peterson’s name appeared on a list of casualties released by the Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade on January 1, 1939. 
Siblings: sisters Edith V. Peterson (1905-?), and Ida A. Peterson (1907-?).
Sources: Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 3, Delo 455, ll. 89- 90; L-W Tree Ancestry. Code A
Photograph: Kenneth David Richard Peterson, Passport photograph 1937.