PECK, Silas 1830-1901
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Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:09
Died--At New Hartford, Iowa, on Friday evening, August 2, 1901, Silas Peck, aged 71 years, 2 months and 17 days, of heart disease.
Silas Peck was born May 16, 1830, at New Lime, Ashtabula county, Ohio, where he lived with his parents until 1850 when they decided to come west, settling in Kankakee county, Illinois, where they resided until 1853. The family consisted of the father, mother, six sons and three daughters.
Together with his father and three brothers, Mr. Peck started for Iowa in the early part of 1853, arriving in Butler county June 22d, and pitched their tent on what is now known as the Dolvin farm. He had resided in this county ever since, with the exception of five years in Grundy county.
He was married to Mariah J. Freeland in Plato Kane county, Illinois, October 13, 1859. Three children were the results of this happy union--two sons and one daughter. One son died at an early age. The other children, Everet D., of Sioux Rapids, and Mrs. Estella Collins, of Columbia Falls, Montana, with their mother, remain to mourn his sudden and unexpected death. He also leaves two brothers living--Sanford Peck, Killmore, Kansas, and Nelson Peck of this place.
Mr. Peck was converted and joined the Advent church in January 1869, and has since been a faithful and conscientious christian. He was a man of sterling integrity, upright and honest in all his dealings and was honored and respected by all who knew him.
Those from out of town who were present at the funeral were: Mrs. Henry Kern and Mr. and Mrs. Kirby, of Aplington; Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Archer, Mesdames A. Freeland and Harry Decker, of Parkersburg; Mesdames Powers, Ormsby and Biddell, Waterloo; R. F. Shonts, Mesdames Wells, Collins and Ella DuBois, of Cedar Falls; Mr. and Mrs. H. Eddy, of Larrabee; E. D. Peck, wife and two daughters, of Sioux Rapids, South Dakota.
--Parkersburg Eclipse (Parkersburg, Iowa), 8 August 1901, pg 5
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