Fred Ellsworth Peek

27 January 1896–14 October 1974 (Age 78)
Mendon, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

The Life of Fred Ellsworth

When Fred Ellsworth Peek was born on 27 January 1896, in Mendon, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, his father, Nelson George Peek, was 33 and his mother, Minnie A VanBrunt, was 31. He married Vera Isabelle Stickney on 17 January 1920, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mendon Township, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 14 October 1974, in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fred Ellsworth Peek
Vera Isabelle Stickney
Marriage: 17 January 1920
Beverley June Peek
Palmer Devere Peek
Gordon T Peek

Spouse and Children

17 January 1920
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States


    Beverley June Peek


    Palmer Devere Peek


    Gordon T Peek


Parents and Siblings

    Nelson George Peek


    Minnie A VanBrunt




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 7

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Peak .2 Irish: variant of Peak 2.3 North German: metonymic occupational name for a spearmaker, from Middle Low German pēk ‘pike’. Compare Pike 4.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred Peck, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Peek in household of Nelson Peek, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fred E Peek, "United States Census, 1930"

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