Gladys Ellen Peak

31 October 1896–after 1967 (Age 70)
Besthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Gladys Ellen

When Gladys Ellen Peak was born on 31 October 1896, in Besthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Peak, was 26 and her mother, Alice Maud Wright, was 28. She married George Frederick Wilson on 29 August 1919, in Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died after 1967, in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

George Frederick Wilson
Gladys Ellen Peak
Marriage: 29 August 1919
Earl Wilson
Lavouna Wilson

Spouse and Children

29 August 1919
Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada



    Lavouna Wilson


Parents and Siblings



    William Owen Peak



World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 8

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 12

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 22

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone living by a pointed hill (or regional name from the Peak District (Old English Pēaclond) in Derbyshire), named with Old English pēac ‘peak’, ‘pointed hill’ (found only in place names). This word is not directly related to Old English pīc ‘point’, ‘pointed hill’, which yielded Pike ; there is, however, some evidence of confusion between the two surnames.2 Possibly also Irish: reduced form of McPeak .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gladys Peak, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Gladys Peak, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Gladys E Peak, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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