|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1878|
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1949|
George Washington Peight, born on February 22, 1878, was named after the first President of the United States, whose birthday he shared.
He began work at the Altoona Machine shops of the Pennsylvania railroad on May 1, 1895. He held several different jobs with the railroad, including that of brakeman. He transferred to Juniata on March 2, 1910. On October 1, 1916 he was made a machinist. On September 5, 1924 he was made boilermarker and held this job until his retirement.
His friends knew him as "Buckey." He was the son of Jacob Peight, owner of the first ice dam in Altoona, and Elizabeth Barnes Peight.
He died of a heart attack at the age of 71 after marching in a parade.
His survivors were Mary Brinton Burns Peight, a stepson, Calvin Baird, an adopted daughter, Katherine Peight, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Cora Deshong and Mrs. Alice Beck.
Jacob Peight (1834 - 1911)
Elizabeth Barnes Peight (1840 - 1906)
Mary Brinton Burns Peight (1882 - 1951)*
Emma S. Peight (1860 - 1896)*
Anna Peight Ricedorf (1862 - 1932)*
David G Peight (1863 - 1927)*
William Doll Peight (1869 - 1921)*
Katherine M. Peight Devore (1873 - 1930)*
Jacob Edward Peight (1875 - 1939)*
George Washington Peight (1878 - 1949)
Margretta Peight (1880 - 1880)*
Harry Schum Peight (1882 - 1912)*
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Record added: Nov 05, 2009
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