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.