Roy Marion Peak

Brief Life History of Roy Marion

When Roy Marion Peak was born on 19 August 1894, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, his father, Marion Myers Peak, was 31 and his mother, Mary Zerelda Zeek, was 19. He married Elva A Swick on 29 November 1916, in King, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Kent Election Precinct 3, King, Washington, United States in 1900 and King, Washington, United States in 1920. He died on 6 February 1977, in Santa Cruz, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Roy Marion Peak
1894–1977
Elva A Swick
1896–1941
Marriage: 29 November 1916
Wilbur L Peak
1918–
Wilbur L Peak
1918–

Sources (14)

  • Ray Marion Peak, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy Marion Peak, "Washington Birth Records, 1869-1950"
  • Roy Marion Peak, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places in different parts of England named in Old English with pēac ‘hill, knoll, peak’, includingPeak (Hill) in Sidmouth (Devon), East and West Peek in Luffincot (Devon), a minor locality in Chiddingly (Sussex) once called Peke (now Peke's House), and the Peak District, an area of rugged hills in northwest Derbyshire and adjacent counties.

English: possibly a nickname from the Middle English word in 1 above, denoting a stout, thick-set man.

English: shortened form of Peacock .

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

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