Martha Elizabeth Peck

FemaleMarch 1858–

Brief Life History of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Peck was born in March 1858, in New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, James Gorman 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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James Gorman Peck
Rebecca Smalley Clark
Charles Scoville Peck
Martha Elizabeth Peck
James Stanley Peck
Dr Frederick Whittlesey Peck

Sources (5)

  • 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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Siblings (4)

World Events (8)


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

English: variant of Speake , with loss of initial S- (or perhaps vice versa).

English: variant of Peak .

English: perhaps occasionally a variant of Petch , itself a variant of Peach .

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

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