|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1868|
Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 1947|
Frederick Stanhope Peck, of the ninth American generation, son of Leander Remington Peck and Sarah Gould Cannon, and grandson of Asa Peck, was born in Providence, R. I., December 16, 1868. He began business life in association with his father in the firm of Asa Peck & Company. He was a trusted and valued assistant to his father until January 1, 1903, when he was elected secretary and assistant treasurer. This position he held until the death of his father, January 28, 1909, when he succeeded to the presidency. He is also vice-president of the National Exchange Bank of Providence; vice-president of the Lawton Spinning Company, and vice-president of the Eastern Coal Company, and a director in many other business corporations. The business lives of these three men - grandfather, father and son - have flowed in similar currents, and each has exhibited that same public spirited enterprise and progressive ideas which have carried each a little further along as conditions changed, but in business intercourse with their fellowmen the same spirit of fairness and upright dealing has actuated them. Asa Peck & Company, Inc., is their business monument, a corporation just entering upon its second half-century of successful existence.
The old home 'Ousamequin Farm', is now a valued possession of Mr. Peck, not only for its intrinsic value, but for its hallowed associations. Long before it became his proerty he had bought an estate adjoining it, calling his new residence 'Belton Court', in memory of Belton, the early home of the Pecks in England. In politics he is a Republican, there departing from the faith of his father's, and rendering Barrington valuable service as councilman, State central committeeman, and representative to the General Assembly of Rhode Island, serving on the committee on finance during his entire membership and for six years as chairman. He is a member of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers, Boston Wool Trade Association, Rhode Island Island Historical Society, Rhode Island School of Design, Bank Clerks Mutual Benefit Association, Sons of the American Revolution, Society of Colonial Wars, and the Society of Mayflower Descendants. His clubs are the Bristol Reading Room, Barrington Yacht, Bay Spring Yacht, Commercial, Economic, Pomham, Providence Art, Providence Central, Rhode Island Country, Squantum Association, Turk's Head and West Side.
Mr. Peck married, June 6, 1894, Mary Rothwell Burlingame, only daughter of Edwin Harris and Eliza (Aylsworth) Burlingame, and a descendant of Roger Burlingame, who appeared at Stonington, Conn., in 1654, Mrs. Peck being of the ninth American generation. Mr. and Mrs. Peck are the parents of a daughter, Helen, who married Weir Williams, September 10, 1918.
(from History of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Biographical. NY: The American Historical Society, Inc. 1920)
Leander Remington Peck (1843 - 1909)
Sarah Gould Cannon Peck (1844 - 1929)
Mary Rothwell Burlingame Peck (1873 - 1958)
Helen Peck Williams (1895 - 1989)*
Frederick Stanhope Peck (1868 - 1947)
Edith Remington Peck Phillips (1874 - 1963)*
Princes Hill Burial Ground
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Jul 18, 2005
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