Nebraska Authors

Harriet Petersen Fort

Born 1910-01-21 Axtell, NE (USA)

Died 2012-07-26
DeWitt, NE (USA)

Buried
DeWitt, NE (USA)
Oak Grove Cemetery

Daughter of VISE-GRIP locking wrench inventor William Petersen, the author says "I wrote The Pioneer Story of Bill and Ane Petersen primarily for my children". She later found others were interested in the history.

Places Lived

Axtell, NE
DeWitt, NE
Arkansas

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Family History; VISE-GRIP; Autobiography

Education

Peru State Teachers College, Peru, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Occupation

Rural School Teacher
Director, Petersen Canada Manufacturing Company, Toronto, CANADA
Director, Petersen International Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL
Corporate Secretary and Treasurer, Petersen Manufacturing Company

Places Worked

DeWitt, NE rural schools
Petersen Manufacturing Company, DeWitt, NE
Petersen Canada Manufacturing Company, Toronto, CANADA
Petersen International Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL

Honors

She was inducted into the University of Nebraska College of Business Administration Hall of Fame in 2000

Bibliography

The Pioneer Story of Bill and Ane Petersen. 1996.

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