Willis Carter Peck

Male 1849 - 1901  (51 years)


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  • Name Willis Carter Peck 
    Born 13 Aug 1849  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 May 1901  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I37152  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Barney B. Peck,   b. 4 Jun 1818, Vernon, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1881, Pulaski, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Almira J. Doane,   b. 2 Sep 1825,   d. 24 Oct 1889  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F13741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Minnie Julia Seamans,   b. 13 May 1864,   d. 13 Oct 1928  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1898 
    Children 
     1. Willis Seamans Peck,   b. 1 Mar 1900, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, Usa Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F14370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ancestors Eva Mollie Champlain,   b. 1853,   d. 3 Dec 1895  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1873 
    Children 
     1. Helen Peck  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F18734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, May 8, 1901 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Willis Carter Peck - Seldom is a community more shocked than was this community, last Friday evening, at half-past seven, when the news went out from his home that Willis Peck had died suddenly while sitting in a chair. Mr. Peck was at his office until after twelve that day but did not come down in the afternoon as he had a feeling of indigestion. He used some home treatments until about four o'clock when a physician was called and prescribed. He had been lying down a part of the time and had been up about a half an hour, talking with his family, when Mrs. Peck stepped from the room and was absent not more than a minute when she returned to find her husband gasping and his face evincing the awful truth that death had come. Medical examination was made in a few minutes but all signs of life had departed. For a few days Mr. Peck complained of indigestion, otherwise he was in unusually good health. The demonstrations of regret and sorrow so empathetically expressed on all hands, is evidence of high esteem and great worth in the community of the deceased. In business he was worthy of the high place he held, in the church and society he held the position in which only the true and faithful attain and in the home his position was one which can be made only by a perfect Christian husband and parent. The home, the church and the community have been sadly bereft, for a good man has gone to his reward. Willis Carter Peck was born in the house first south of the one in which he died, August 14, 1849 and had always resided in this village, most of the time in the last house he occupied in where he died. He was educated in this village and early in life worked at carriage trimming. He was married September 10, 1873, to Miss Eva Champlin, who died December 3, 1895, leaving one daughter; Helen. He was married to Miss Minnie J. Seamans, September 9, 1898. The wife and daughter and fourteen-months-old son, Willis Seamans, survive him, also two sisters, Mrs. F. J. Hollis and Mrs. K. C. Printup, and a brother; Florance, all living in the west. Mr. Peck has been several years at the head of one of the largest insurance agencies in this section. He was one of the first to introduce cement walks in this village. He was serving his second term as collector for the board of water commissioners. Carefulness and painstaking in all that came to him to do, made him valuable in business and municipal circles. He was deeply interested in the cause of Christianity and a faithful member of the Baptist church which organization he has served for some time as deacon and he was also a member of and teacher in the Sunday school, plus, in so many ways did he touch the affairs of the community that his sudden departure has greatly disconcerted many interests of our village. The funeral was held from the home in Jefferson avenue, at three o'clock, Monday, and was attended by a large circle of relatives and friends. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Foster Wilcox, Mr. Peck's pastor, assisted by Rev. J. B. Felt, of the Congregational church, Mrs. Peck's pastor. The ceremony was very impressive and the words spoken were prompted by an acquaintance with the goodness and words of the man over whose casket they were uttered. The singing consisted of two solos, "Nearer My God to Thee," by Miss Grace Henderson, and "Saved by Grace," by Mr. Will Greene. A most abundant display of floral tributes placed the casket in a beautiful floral bank and further emphasized the love of a great circle of friends. Flowers were brought by many friends of the deceased he and his family. Friends from out of town in attendance were Prof Allen Peck, a cousin, Mr. H. H. Smith, special for the Hartford Insurance Company, and Mr. Henry Morgan, special for the Home Insurance Company, all of Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. A. F. West, Camden; Mrs. Doane and Mr. Streeter, Fulton; Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Monroe, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. West and Mrs. Juliette Ainsworth, Sandy Creek; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Peck, Mrs. Ballard, Mrs. H. C. Peck and Mrs. Anna Blair, Mexico; Miss Harriet Seamans, Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. Mattison, Mrs. Carrie Van De Walker, and Mr. G. B. Seamans, Altmar; Mr. W. H. Austin and Mr. and Mrs. O. IL Bentley, Salmon River; Mr. E. G. Potter and Miss Helen Potter, Orwell; Mr. Albert Wright, Richland; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goodsell, Femwood. Mr. Peck's Sunday school class, the Young Woman's Cooking Club and the Board of Trustees were present in bodies embracing the membership of each.