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
and enterprising. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., encampment, and
Sisters of Rebecca.