Rebecca McPeak

20 May 1915–12 February 1986 (Age 70)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca McPeak was born on 20 May 1915, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Wilbert Hickman McPeak, was 40 and her mother, Madge C. Conway, was 37. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935 and Marshall Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 12 February 1986, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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Wilbert Hickman McPeak
Madge C. Conway
Helen McPeak
Martha McPeak
Rebecca McPeak

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 19

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Péice, a patronymic from the personal name Péic, which Woulfe links to Old English Pic ( see Pike 5), although MacLysaght derives it from Old English peac ‘thickset man’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Rebecca Mcpeak in household of Wilbert Mcpeak, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rebekah Mcpeak in household of Wilbert H Mcpeak, "United States Census, 1940"

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