Mildred Vernon Peck

20 February 1893–17 February 1978 (Age 85)
Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mildred Vernon

When Mildred Vernon Peck was born on 20 February 1893, in Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Arthur Nettleton Peck, was 33 and her mother, Henrietta Peck, was 35. She married Robert Ritchie Hunter in 1927. She lived in Burnside, East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1900. She died on 17 February 1978, in East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 84.

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Robert Ritchie Hunter
Mildred Vernon Peck
Marriage: 1927

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 7

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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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  • Mildred Peck in household of Arthur N Peck, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mildred V Peck in household of Arthur N Peck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mildred Vernon Peck, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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