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Gilbert Peterson
Born (1850-10-01)October 1, 1850
Belfast, New York
Died October 22, 1921(1921-10-22) (aged 71)
Lockport, New York
Alma mater Bryant & Stratton College in Buffalo, New York
Occupation President of United Indurated Fibre Company
Home town Lockport, New York
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Parker Peterson
Children Jesse Peterson

Gilbert Peterson (August 05, 1824 - November 14, 1890), was an American contractor from Lockport, New York. He was the founder and President of Peterson & Sons, which he ran with his two sons, [[Charles GilbertJesse Peterson. The company executed contracts building the waterworks of Toledo, Grand Rapids, and Milwaukee; part of the Genesee Valley Canal Railroad[1] and worked on multiple reservoirs in the Washington, DC area.[2][3]

Peterson was Superintendent of both the eastern and western devisions of the Erie Canal for many years. In 1867 and again in 1868, he was the Alderman of the 2nd Ward of Lockport.[4]


  1. ^ "The Late Gilbert Peterson." Buffalo Morning Express 20 Nov. 1890.
  2. ^ United States. United States Congressional Serial Set. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1885.
  3. ^ "Obituary." The New York Times 16 Nov. 1890: 5.
  4. ^ Lockport (N.Y.). Revised Charter and Ordinances of the City of Lockport. Lockport, N.Y.: Press of Roberts Bros. Co, 1913.