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 Joseph Yates Peek

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Joseph Yates Peek

Birth
Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Death
17 Mar 1911 (aged 68)
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Burial
Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, USA
Plot
K70
Memorial ID
75487582 View Source

Co F
134 New York Volunteers

Joseph Yates Peek was born on 27 February 1843 in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, United States of America. Mr. Peek worked as a carpenter, a farmer, and a drug store clerk before serving in the American Civil War. He then became a florist (1881 - 1904), following which he became a Methodist lay minister and traveled throughout America, including to Maine, Florida, and California. He played the violin, the piano, and the banjo. He is known for creating the music arrangement for the hymn “I Would Be True” in 1911, with stanzas 1 through 3 written by Howard Arnold Walter (1906) and stanzas 4 through 6 written later by Samuel Ralph Harlow (1918). As a member of the Nostrand-DeKalb Methodist Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, he became a fully ordained minister, just two months before his passing. Joseph Yates Peek passed on at 68 years of age on 17 March 1911 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States of America. (Biography by Nathan Thomas Taylor (born 1966)

INFORMATION SOURCE: Nathan Thomas Taylor, Find A Grave member

Co F
134 New York Volunteers

Joseph Yates Peek was born on 27 February 1843 in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York, United States of America. Mr. Peek worked as a carpenter, a farmer, and a drug store clerk before serving in the American Civil War. He then became a florist (1881 - 1904), following which he became a Methodist lay minister and traveled throughout America, including to Maine, Florida, and California. He played the violin, the piano, and the banjo. He is known for creating the music arrangement for the hymn “I Would Be True” in 1911, with stanzas 1 through 3 written by Howard Arnold Walter (1906) and stanzas 4 through 6 written later by Samuel Ralph Harlow (1918). As a member of the Nostrand-DeKalb Methodist Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, he became a fully ordained minister, just two months before his passing. Joseph Yates Peek passed on at 68 years of age on 17 March 1911 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States of America. (Biography by Nathan Thomas Taylor (born 1966)

INFORMATION SOURCE: Nathan Thomas Taylor, Find A Grave member


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