Mary Willie Editha Allen

27 October 1891–29 August 1976 (Age 84)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Willie Editha

Mary Willie Editha Allen was born on 27 October 1891, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States as the daughter of Richards and Emma Dietrich. She married Robert Lincoln Peck on 29 July 1912, in Brookfield, Linn, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Tina, Carroll, Missouri, United States in 1913 and Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 August 1976, in Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States.

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Robert Lincoln Peck
Mary Willie Editha Allen
Marriage: 29 July 1912
Robert Allen Peck
Willie Allen "T" Peck
Mary Elizabeth Peck
Eugene Lincoln Peck PhD
Lyle David Peck

Spouse and Children

29 July 1912
Brookfield, Linn, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings






World Events (8)

1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 1

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

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

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

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

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Jack Doughty and niece Lizzie Bowden.

Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bowden was left an orphan in 1857 when she was almost 2 years old--both her parents died within 24 hours of each other. Her childhood in Missouri was spent bouncing from relati …

Sources (3)

  • Willie Peck in household of Robert L Peck, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Willie Allen in household of Mary E Allen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Peck, "United States Census, 1940"

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