Martha E. Peck

March 1858–
New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Martha E.

When Martha E. Peck was born in March 1858, in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, James Gorham Peck, was 26 and her mother, Rebecca Smalley Clark, was 26. She lived in East Side, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1900 and Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1930.

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Family Time Line

James Gorham Peck
1831–1915
Rebecca Smalley Clark
1832–1891
Charles S. Peck
1855–1861
Martha E. Peck
1858–
James S. Peck
1864–1937
Dr Frederick W. Peck
1866–1916

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 9

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 32

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for someone who dealt in weights and measures, for example a grain factor, from Middle English pekke ‘peck’ (an old measure of dry goods equivalent to eight quarts or a quarter of a bushel).2 English: variant of Peak 1.3 Irish: variant of Peak 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Peck in household of J G Peck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha E Peck in household of Harry P Jackson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha E Peck in household of James G Peck, "United States Census, 1870"

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