99-Year-Old Huron Resident Is Taken
Huron’s oldest resident, Thomas J. L. Peck, who just passed his 99th birthday this week, died this morning in a Huron hospital after being in ill health only two weeks.
Mr. Peck, a farmer in his younger years, has been cared for during the past four years at the Beadle County sanitarium. Despite his advanced years he was in good health until his last illness, his mind was alert and he was of a happy disposition.
Funeral services for Mr. Peck will be held at the Welter Chapel at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Alfred Trenerry officiating. Burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery.
Mr. Peck was born in Worcestershire, N.Y., June 11, 1841, and later moved to Iowa where he was married to Marietta Pigg. In 1887 they moved to Burwell, Neb., and lived there until 1923 when they came to Huron.
Preceding him in death was his wife who died in 1927. Those surviving are four sons: T.W. Peck, Pierre; Charles Peck, Brainerd, Minn, Omar Peck, Canton, S.D., and Irvin, of Huron; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Baum and Mrs. Joe Gainor of Huron and Mrs. Alice Gossett of San Francisco.
---Evening Huronite, Huron SD
June 13, 1940, page 2