Thursday, April 28, 2011

Albert James Peters

Albert James Peters, one of the founders of the Alvord & Peters Company, died on May 25, 1929, at the age of 57. The Alvord & Peters Co. was the publisher of the Star Journal newspaper in Sandusky. Mr. Peters' hobbies were music and flowers. He was an accomplished musician, and for years he was a soloist in the choir of Grace Episcopal Church.

Funeral services for Albert J. Peters were held at Grace Episcopal church, and burial was at Oakland Cemetery. Active pallbearers were employees of the Alvord & Peters Co. and the Star Journal newspaper. An obituary for Mr. Peters is found in the 1929 OBITUARY NOTEBOOK at the Sandusky Library. The headline read "Death Sounds 'Thirty' for Local Publisher." "Thirty" is a code word for the end of the story, in the newspaper world. Albert J. Peters was survived by his widow, the former Laura Gilcher, and two brothers.

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