Thomas P. Peacock 1841-1903
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 8/31/2013 at 15:28:00
Thomas P. Peacock, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Emmet county, died at his home in Jack Creek, February 7, 1903, [per gravestone February 6] after an illness and severe attack of pneumonia. A sturdy and vigerous man has passed away to anchor in a more peaceful harbor. Mr. Peacock had been a resident of Jack Creek township nearly twenty years. He was born near Edenburgh, Scotland, October 12, 1841, in which country he has two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Peacock has been engaged in farming in connection with his life-long partner, Wm. Penn. Being a household member in this splendid family, those he has left behind will feel his absence a grievous loss. In life and character he could be remembered with those of Charles Dickens, who always loved his fellow-men and little children. It was not his aim throughout to accumulate fortune and possessions, but rather extended to others influences of pure citizenship, upright character and held out in his decisions, “Charity for all and malice toward none.” Deceased was followed to his last resting place in High Lake cemetery by a large number of fellow men and friends.
“From such splendid men hard American grandeur springs,
That makes us loved at home, revered abroad.
His worth to us in memory will always ring,
Farewell, Farewell in peace, noblest work of God.” – A Friend
(Graettinger Times, Graettinger, IA, February 12, 1903)
Death of Thos. P. Peacock
Thos. Peacock Peacock, who died in Jack Creek township Feb. 6, 1903, was a splendid citizen in every sense of the word, and he left numerous friends in Emmet and Palo Alto counties to mourn his death. He was a large hearted man, generous and kind. He was born at Stenhouse Liberton Parish, near Edinburg, Scotland, in 1841; came to American in 1884 in company with Wm. Penn, purchasing land in Jack Creek township in partnership with Mr. Penn and remained with him until his death. Mr. Peacock was unmarried, and made his home with his partner’s family. A strong bond of friendship existed between the partners, and Mr. Penn’s family feel his loss as much as if there had been a tie of relationship between them. Rev. Gregg, of Ringsted, preached the funeral sermon and the remains were laid to rest in the High Lake Cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, February 18, 1903)
Jack Creek – The death of T.P. Peacock occurred Friday, February 6th. He had been sick seven days, when about four o’clock in the evening he passed away. He was an aged man of about 61 years, and has lived in this country the last 19 years. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, February 18, 1903)
The gravestone reads:
In Memory of
Thomas P. Peacock
Feb. 6, 1903
Eldest Son of
Thomas Peacock M.D.
Stenhouse near Edinburgh
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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