This April 8, 1943, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 6, column 3:
Miss Shirley Peterson, who is attending business college at South Bend, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peterson, of Hammond, were here with their parents, the Ed Petersons, on Sunday. They came home to help their dad celebrate his birthday.
The following obituary was found in Lowell Public Library clipping files (LH--Vital Statistics, vol. 5, page 65) and was hand dated and identified as being from the Nov. 5, 1959, Lowell Tribune:
Ed Peterson, 73, Shelby Janitor, Dies
Edward Hartford Peterson, 73, died very suddenly Tuesday morning, Nov. 3. Mr. Peterson had been janitor at the Shelby school for 20 years and was loved and respected by all the youngsters throughout the years.
In earlier years he worked as a carpenter to Tatman, Lowell contractor.
Ed was born in Lowell April 2, 1886, the son of George and Mary Adeline (Lawrence) Peterson. He was married to Anna Lillian Larson of Shelby. They lived in Shelby for more than forty years.
He was a member of the Shelby Church of Christ and past master of the Lowell Masonic lodge, Colfax 378, F. & A.M.
Survivors include his wife, Anna of Shelby, a son Frank of Valparaiso, and a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Moyer of Dearborn, Mich.; five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Bennett of Crown Point and Mrs. Bessie Bisig of Greenwood, Ill.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 5, in the Sheets Funeral Home with Rev. E.L. Worley, pastor of the Shelby Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Lowell cemetery.