|Richard Calvin Peters was
born in Summerfield, Monroe Co., Michigan on 29
Apr 1862. He was the son of Charles F. &
Julia (Burnham) Peters and husband of Margaret
Reed who had been born in Monticello, Illinois in
Richard operated a farm
mortgage and insurance business in West Point for
several years until 1897 when he moved to Omaha
to organize the R.C. Peters Co. In 1907 he
organized the Peters Trust Co. where he was
president until the firm went into bankruptcy in
1929. He had also been chairman of the board of
the former Peters National bank.
in a hospital at Houston, Texas on 24 Jan 1936.
He had been in poor health the past year and had
been traveling in search of a residence suitable
for his condition, when he was stricken in
Margaret were the parents of four children:
Richard B., secretary of the Peters-Cameron Co.;
Jane B., wife of William H. Belcher; Reed C., who
preceded him in death; and Margaret K. Peters,
wife of Charles C. Shaw.