Niagara County

1897 Biography - Walter V. Peterson

Peterson, Walter V., was born in Cambria, N. Y., June 7, 1857, a son of Nathan B. and Sarah E. (Andrews) Peterson. He was born in Canada, and she in Cambria, Niagara county. The grandparents, John and Hannah (Kilborn) Peterson, came from Vermont to Orleans county, thence to London, Canada, where they lived seven years, then back to Cambria in 1830, where he died February 22, 1882, and his wife in 1850. Nathan B. Peterson was a lifelong farmer on the farm now occupied by Walter V. and died in 1882. The maternal grandparents, Appleton and Aseneth Andrews, came from the East, he from Massachusetts and she from Connecticut, and settled in Cambria in 1817. He was a carpenter by trade, working in Wheatfield and Lockport, and in 1834 purchased a farm and followed farming until his death in 1867; his widow died in 1884. Walter V. Peterson was educated at the Lockport Union School, and in 1883 married Susie D., daughter of W. H. H. Ransom of Ransomville, N. Y. They have four children: Nellie M., Florence E., Janet M. and Marion E. Mr. Peterson is a Republican and has been elected by his party three terms of two years each as supervisor of Cambria.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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