Birth Name: Victoria Anne Peterson
Place of Birth: Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: January 11, 1958
*father – Swedish, German
*mother – English, German, Irish, French, Dutch
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 and Milton 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). Mary was born in Minnesota. 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 name Latour may have French origins.
Vicki’s maternal grandfather was Merritt Frederick Malott (the son of Robert “Bert” Malott and Glenn Dora/Glendora West). Merritt was born in Indiana. 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). Mary was born in Indiana. 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 – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Vicki’s paternal grandmother, Mary Felten, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Vicki’s maternal great-grandfather, Robert “Bert” Malott – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Vicki’s maternal great-grandfather, Oscar Elmer Ellsworth – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Vicki’s maternal great-grandmother, Nettie Jane Jarvis (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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