Peterson, August P.

funeral services were held yesterday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. A resident of Rockford since 1869, industrial leader since 1879. He died Tuesday in his home; burial in Scandinavian Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 1/12/1940

Organized and developed half a dozen of city’s furniture factories served in city council and county board

Source: Rockford Register Republic 1/11/1940

Rockford National Furniture Co. – April 1925

Rockford National Furniture Co small

Source of ad, above: The Rockford Furniture Herald, April 1925

Rockford National Furniture Co., August P. Peterson, president; Peter H Palmer, vice-president; Norman P Peterson sec; A E Anderson, treas  23rd Ave. corner Kishwaukee St.  Source:  McCoy’s Rockford City Directory for 1925

Rockford National Furniture Company

2400 Kishwaukee Street

Founded 1907

Founder:  August P. Peterson

Employees 75 people

1953 conversion to manufacturer institutional furniture

1955 serves Mayo Clinic, University of Illinois, Indiana University, Howard Johnson Motels

Source:  Rockfordiana  “Industries – R”   (south wall)

 

 

 

Rockford National Furniture Company – 1960

Founded:  1907

Founder:  August P. Peterson

2400 Kishwaukee Street

Employs:  75 people

1953 converted to the manufacture of institutional furniture

1955 serves Mayo Clinic, University of Illinois, Indiana University, Howard Johnson Motels

Source: Rockfordiana “IndustriesR”

 

2400 Kishwaukee/Peoples Avenue

President:  Clarence L. Burns

Vice President:  Leroy E. Liljedahl

Source:  1960 City Directory