John Peacock

Male16 October 1891–March 1966

Brief Life History of John

When John Peacock was born on 16 October 1891, in Springfield, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John J. Peacock, was 40 and his mother, Martha Priscilla Robinson, was 27. He married Anna Elizabeth Hausen in 1930, in Belleville Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States. He lived in East Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1910 and Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1920. He died in March 1966, in Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 74.

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John Peacock
Anna Elizabeth Hausen
Marriage: 1930

Sources (4)

  • John Peacock in household of John J Peacock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Peacock, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Peacock in household of John Peacock, "United States Census, 1920"

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  • Marriage
    1930Belleville Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

    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.


    Age 20

    The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English pecock, pacok, pocok, Old English pēacocc ‘peacock’. It could be used as a personal name or as a nickname for one ‘as proud as a peacock’. Compare Paw , Pay . This surname is widespread in England and southern Scotland, and is also established in Ireland. Compare Pea .

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

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