George Peck

1854–Male
Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of George

When George Peck was born in 1854, in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, Nelson Peck, was 44 and his mother, Henrietta Jane Lake, was 16.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Peck
1810–1901
Henrietta Jane Lake
1838–
George Peck
1854–
Sarah J Peck
1857–
Edmond Peck
1859–
Daniel Peck
1862–
James Peck
1866–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1810–1901Male

    Henrietta Jane Lake

    Female1838–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1886

Age 32

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • George Peck in household of Nelson Peck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1870 United States Federal Census
  • 1860 United States Federal Census

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