Charles Gilbert Peterson

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Charles Gilbert Peterson
Born (1848-01-31)January 31, 1848
Mount Morris, New York
Died October 3, 1918(1918-10-03) (aged 70)
Lockport, New York
Alma mater Cornell University
Occupation Contractor
Home town Lockport, New York
Political party
Religion Dutch Reform Church
Spouse(s) Jennie Zimroda Gray Lapham

Rebecca Lapham Peterson (Charles) Gilbert Peterson

Jennie Gray Peterson

Gilbert Peterson

Elizabeth Parker Peterson

Charles Gilbert Peterson (January 31, 1848 - October 3, 1918), was an American contractor from Lockport, New York. He was an associate in Peterson & Sons with his father, Gilbert Peterson and brother, Jesse Peterson. The company executed such contracts as the waterworks of Toledo, Ohio and Grand Rapids, Michigan along with a reservoir in Washington, D.C. He was Mayor of Lockport in 1896 - 1897.[1] Peterson along with Sterling H. Bunnell, held a patent on the Furnace Charging Apparatus.[2]

On April 27, 1881, Peterson married Jennie Zimroda Gray Lapham in Syracuse, NY. They had three children, Rebecca Lapham Peterson, (Charles) Gilbert Peterson and Jennie Gray Peterson. He is the grandfather of Charles Sterling Bunnell.

He was a graduate of Cornell University.[3]


  1. ^ Lockport (N.Y.). Revised Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lockport. Lockport, N.Y.: Press of Roberts Bros. Co, 1913.
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  3. ^ Cornell University, David Kaser, Otto Kinkeldey, Louis E. Martin, Stephen A. McCarthy, J. Gormly Miller, and Alain Seznec. Cornell University Library Records. 1868.