Peter E. Told,

coal dealer, Vevay, is a native of Ironton, Ohio, born in 1859; son of Joseph and Mary (Davis) Told, natives of England. His father came to America in 1829 and died in Ohio, where he was many years engaged in the coal and ore trade. He was born in 1806, reared nine children who are all living, and died in 1883. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Methodist Episcopal Church, his wife a member of the Baptist society. Our subject was first engaged in farming. At twenty-one he began boating and dealing in coal. In 1881 he located in Vevay and opened up that business for his brother whose interest he purchased in the fall of 1885, now conducting a successful trade independently. Mr. Told is a young man of sterling qualities, energetic and enterprising. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., encampment, and Sisters of Rebecca.