Howard Jay Peck

26 July 1888–9 May 1954 (Age 65)
Jersey City, Bergen Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Howard Jay

When Howard Jay Peck was born on 26 July 1888, in Jersey City, Bergen Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, his father, Martin Jay Peck, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Weber or Webber, was 39. He married Florence Anita Gemberling on 3 November 1910, in Jersey City, Bergen Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States in 1900. He died on 9 May 1954, in Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Westfield, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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Howard Jay Peck
Florence Anita Gemberling
Marriage: 3 November 1910
Helen Anita Peck
Florence Elizabeth Peck

Spouse and Children

3 November 1910
Jersey City, Bergen Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States



    Florence Elizabeth Peck


Parents and Siblings

    Martin Jay Peck


    Elizabeth Weber or Webber




    Jacob F Webber



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 6

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for someone who dealt in weights and measures, for example a grain factor, from Middle English pekke ‘peck’ (an old measure of dry goods equivalent to eight quarts or a quarter of a bushel).2 English: variant of Peak 1.3 Irish: variant of Peak 2.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Howard Peck in household of Martin J Peck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Peck, "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1980"

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