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 George Wallace Peake Sr.

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George Wallace Peake Sr.

Birth
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Death
12 Jul 1938 (aged 91)
Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Burial
Blue Grass, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID
97228198 View Source

[Saturday, July 23, 1938 Register-Republic (Rockford, IL) Page: 5]
~Word has been received here today from Mrs. John A. Levering, Excelsior, Minn., of the death of her father, George W. Peake, 91, a native of Rockford and a civil war veteran, at his home in Blair, Neb., Jul 12.
~A member of an old Rockford family, he was born here June 27, 1847, at the family residence on East State street, the present site of the Hotel Paust. There were seven sons and three daughters in the family of which he is the last survivor. Most of them are buried in the family plot in a cemetery here.
~Surviving him are two sons, Herbert Ladd Peake, Blair, Neb., and George W. Peake, Hollywood, Cal; and two daughters , Mrs. Levering and Mrs. Marjorie P. McGrew, Minneapolis, Minn.
~Burial and military services were conducted by Spanish=American and world war veterans at Blue Grass cemetery, Davenport, Ia, July 14.
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[Obituary Courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society, Nebraska]

Enterprise 14 July 1938

Civil War Veteran Died Tuesday Eve.

~George W. Peake, of East Washington Street, died Tuesday evening [July 12, 1938] at the age of 91 years. He had been ill less than a week at the time of his death.
~Deceased was born in New York State** on June 27, 1847. He enlisted in Company K 132 Infantry Illinois Volunteers on May 16, 1864, and was discharged on October 16, 1865.
~He was twice married, both wives having passed on before him. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. John A. Levering of Pequot, Minnesota, and Mrs. Marjorie McGrew of St. Paul, Minnesota, and two sons, Herbert, who made his home with his father and George W. of San Diego, California.
~Mr. Peake first gained notice when on January 9th, his daughter, asking that a guardian be appointed, caused the home to be searched with the result that $5,200 in currency was found secreted in the home.
~County Judge John A. Carrigan appointed Lou Latta as guardian. A pension of $100 per month was the source of revenue.
~The body was taken to Davenport, Iowa, this morning by J. E. Campbell, mortician, where interment was made.
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[Saturday, July 23, 1938 Register-Republic (Rockford, IL) Page: 5]
~Word has been received here today from Mrs. John A. Levering, Excelsior, Minn., of the death of her father, George W. Peake, 91, a native of Rockford and a civil war veteran, at his home in Blair, Neb., Jul 12.
~A member of an old Rockford family, he was born here June 27, 1847, at the family residence on East State street, the present site of the Hotel Paust. There were seven sons and three daughters in the family of which he is the last survivor. Most of them are buried in the family plot in a cemetery here.
~Surviving him are two sons, Herbert Ladd Peake, Blair, Neb., and George W. Peake, Hollywood, Cal; and two daughters , Mrs. Levering and Mrs. Marjorie P. McGrew, Minneapolis, Minn.
~Burial and military services were conducted by Spanish=American and world war veterans at Blue Grass cemetery, Davenport, Ia, July 14.
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[Obituary Courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society, Nebraska]

Enterprise 14 July 1938

Civil War Veteran Died Tuesday Eve.

~George W. Peake, of East Washington Street, died Tuesday evening [July 12, 1938] at the age of 91 years. He had been ill less than a week at the time of his death.
~Deceased was born in New York State** on June 27, 1847. He enlisted in Company K 132 Infantry Illinois Volunteers on May 16, 1864, and was discharged on October 16, 1865.
~He was twice married, both wives having passed on before him. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. John A. Levering of Pequot, Minnesota, and Mrs. Marjorie McGrew of St. Paul, Minnesota, and two sons, Herbert, who made his home with his father and George W. of San Diego, California.
~Mr. Peake first gained notice when on January 9th, his daughter, asking that a guardian be appointed, caused the home to be searched with the result that $5,200 in currency was found secreted in the home.
~County Judge John A. Carrigan appointed Lou Latta as guardian. A pension of $100 per month was the source of revenue.
~The body was taken to Davenport, Iowa, this morning by J. E. Campbell, mortician, where interment was made.
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