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Valma Raymond Peacock (1893-1950)


Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 6/4/2017 at 20:10:52

The Spirit Lake Beacon
Spirit Lake, Iowa
February 9, 1950


Val Peacock farmer and stock buyer of Harris, Iowa, passed away at the local hospital Wednesday evening February 8. Two weeks ago he came to the hospital for medical care. He was dismissed and returned Tuesday for an operation, from which he failed to recover.

Mr. Peacock was a younger brother to Ira and Will Peacock who were residents of Spirit Lake and preceded him in death. His sister died in Churdan, Iowa, only a few weeks ago.

Arrangements had not been completed for the funeral service at press time of this edition.

The Jefferson Herald
Jefferson, Iowa
February 16, 1950


Val Raymond Peacock, son of William C. and Martha Peacock, was born August 2, 1893 in Audubon county, and passed away February 8, at a Spirit Lake hospital, having submitted to surgery just the day before. He had been in ill health for some time.

Services were held in the Methodist church at Harris, Iowa, last Saturday, Feb. 11. Darwin Barnes, accompanied by Mrs. Dale Barnes, sang two numbers. Burial
was in the Harris cemetery. Peacock’s early life was spent in Audubon county and in Greene county near Churdan.

On November 26, 1919, he was united in marriage to Edith Halloway. Within a few months Mr. and Mrs. Peacock moved to the Harris, Iowa, community to a faarm [farm]. Later they moved into Harris where Mr. Peacock became a stock buyer, also sharing in a sale barn business in Lake Park. Two children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Peacock. Both are now married and have homes of their own. They are Lenore and Gerald.

Peacock was a veteran of World War I, having entered the U. S. army on April 5, 1918, and was honorably discharged July 5, 1919. At the time of his death he was commander of the Harris Post of the American Legion. He joined the Harris Methodist church many years ago. He was well known by many in his own and surrounding communities for his pleasant disposition, generosity, good neighborliness and many other virtues that make for good character and reputation in a community. He enjoyed things of an athletic nature a great deal and appreciated a variety of sports, especially fishing and baseball.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his father having died when Val was 14; by two sisters, Mrs. Maude Fleming [Flemmig] and Mrs. Chloe Shriver; two brothers, William and Ira. He leaves to mourn his passing, the widow Edith, a daughter, Lenore (the Mrs. Lowell Ralston) of Sioux City; a son, Gerald of Ames; a grandson, Thomas Val Peacock; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Wood and Mrs. Elsie Briggs of Jefferson and a brother Alva of Estherville.

Relatives who attended the funeral from a distance included Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson, Ollie Wood, Elsie Biggs, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Underwood of Jefferson; Mr. and Mrs. O. H. McCain of Carroll; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Barnes and Darwin, Mrs. Art Vincent, Edith Shriver and Derward [Dorward] Smith of Churdan; Mr. and Mrs. Fayne Adkins, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Shriver of Gowrie; Vava Monthel of Rippey; Donald Peacock of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Peacock of Spirit Lake; Alvaa [Alva] Peacock of Estherville, and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Halloway of Wisconsin.


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