William "Bill" A. Peters
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William "Bill" A. Peters
Supervisor, Chula Vista
- July 9, 1960
Greetings from the UK and best wishes for 2016!
I have just come across your amazing website featuring the history of the Rohr Aircraft Co. and the people who worked for the organisation, and this has inspired me to write to you.
Just to give you a bit of background information, I have been researching the history of our Peters family for over 50 years now and am currently concentrating on one of the branches that emigrated to the United States in the early 1900s. During this research, I have recently discovered that one of my distant cousins, William A. Peters (know as Bill), worked for Rohr Aircraft as a supervisor up to the time of his death on 9th July, 1960. He and his wife Elizabeth and son Kim (Kimberley) lived at 4223 Summit Drive, La Mesa at the time. According to two very short clips from the San Diego Union newspaper, which I have just received from a contact in that area, William was cremated at the Cypress View Crematorium and his ashes have been laid to rest there. It is also understood that a masonic funeral service was held at the Erickson-Anderson Mortuary on 12th July. William Peters' parents emigrated to the U.S.A. in the early 1900s from the mining areas of South Wales.
Whilst looking at your website, I was fascinated by your collection of the journal "The AeROHRcrafter" and am wondering if it is possible that the July or August 1960 editions may have carried an obituary or some kind of article about William Peters which may give me a better insight into the type of work he was involved in and how long he had been employed by the company. So far as I could see, the 1960 editions have not yet been uploaded on to the site. 4 I was also looking to see if there was a 'search' facility which might have enabled me to find any other articles and/or photographs in the earlier journals featuring him, but wasn't able to find one - perhaps I have missed something.
I had wondered whether there would be any point in posting something in your Guestbook pages in the hope that someone who knew Bill Peters might come forward with some stories or anecdotes about him, but thought I would write to you first. I shall, of course, be more than happy for you to publish all or any part of this email on your website, if you think it might produce some results.
I look forward to hearing from you.
John W. Peters
Saxmundham, Suffolk, UK.
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