Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
CHARLES T. PETERSON is a prominent
real estate man and mining promoter of Okanogan county, and has done commendable
work in these lines since coming to this section. He is now secretary
and treasurer of the Nighthawk Realty Company of Nighthawk, and is an active
and energetic man in this capacity. Mr. Peterson is a man of good
business address, and has shown a sagacity and pertenacity of effort here
that stamp him as a winner of success.
Charles T. Peterson was born in Raymond, Wisconsin,
on September 26, 1869, the son of Jens J. J. and Elizabeth (Wilson) Peterson,
who are more specifically mentioned elsewhere in this volume. His
educational training was received in the common schools of his native place,
and in the Metropolitan Business College of Chicago. Following this,
Mr. Peterson embarked in the real estate business in Milwaukee, and met
with a brilliant success. It was in 1900 that he came to this county,
and here he has busied himself in handling real estate and in different
capacities in mining. He was one of the incorporators of the Ixonia
Mining Company of the Cascades, and also of the M. P., Mt. G. &
C. M. Co. He was also the locater of some of the claims now held by the
Nighthawk company, and assisted to incorporate that property. He
is also interested in the Favorite and other claims and companies.
Mr. Peterson has always evinced a great interest in the development of
the properties he is associated in, as well as in the general development
of this district, bringing to bear his great wealth of energy, and keen
business judgment. He is the centre of a large circle of admiring
friends, and has always shown affability and true manliness.