Vicki Peterson

LOS ANGELES - SEP 27: Vicki Peterson arrives to the Bangles In

Birth Name: Victoria Anne Peterson

Place of Birth: Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 11, 1958

*Swedish, German (father)
*English, German, Irish, French, Dutch (mother)

Vicki Peterson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. She is the lead guitarist and co-vocalist of the rock band The Bangles. Other members of the band include/have included her sister, Debbi Peterson, as well as Susanna Hoffs and Michael Steele.

Vicki is the daughter of Norma Jeanne (Malott) and Milton Charles Peterson.

Vicki’s paternal grandfather was Charles L. Peterson (the son of Carl E. Peterson and Selma Swanson). Charles was born in Minnesota, to Swedish parents.

Vicki’s paternal grandmother was Mary Felton (the daughter of Peter Felten and Annie Latour). Peter was the son of German parents, John Felten and Catharine. Annie was also the daughter of German parents, Henry Latour and Anna Mary. The surname “Latour” may have French origins.

Vicki’s maternal grandfather was Merritt Frederick Malott (the son of Robert “Bert” Malott and Glenn Dora West). Robert was the son of Robert Malott and Amanda Niccum. Glenn was the daughter of Joseph and Zirzle.

Vicki’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ellsworth (the daughter of Oscar Elmer Ellsworth and Nettie Jane Jarvis). Oscar was the son of John McLean Ellsworth and Rosetta Dillon. Nettie was the daughter of Milton Smith Jarvis and Marietta A. Lemon.

Sources: Genealogy of Vicki Peterson –

Vicki’s paternal grandmother, Mary Felten, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Vicki’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert “Bert” Malott –

Genealogy of Vicki’s maternal great-grandfather, Oscar Elmer Ellsworth –

Genealogy of Vicki’s maternal great-grandmother, Nettie Jane Jarvis (focusing on her own mother’s side) –

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