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William Petersen
Birth: Jun. 16, 1810
Death: Jun. 18, 1871

Civil War Figure. Owned the house across the street from Fords Theatre in Washington, DC. President Abraham Lincoln was brought to his house after being shot by John Wilkes Booth, and died there. Petersen committed suicide on the Washington DC Mall in front of the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Petersen's house is now a National Historic Landmark, visited by thousands each year. 
 
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  Anna Petersen (1819 - 1871)*
 
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Cause of death: Possible suicide by Laudanum
 
Burial:
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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Greetings on Presidents' Day, Mr. Petersen.
- AR
 Added: Feb. 15, 2014

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