George PECK

This photo card was found in Kent County, Michigan.  Photo face bears the photographer’s mark: Noble on 126 AntiquePhotos_0004& 128 Canal Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Canal Street is now called Monroe.

City Directories show that the Noble photography studio was in that location during the years 1890 and 1897.  Card reverse has the name “George Peck” written in pen.  There was only one person by that name in Grand Rapids during the years 1890 and 1897: George I Peck, a barber who lived off Prospect Avenue in 1897.

While not definitive proof that this George I. Peck is the correct individual it is likely to be.  The man in the photo appears to be in his 40s or 50s which would give a birth date from 1847 to 1857.

George I. Peck, the barber, appears in the 1910 Federal census living with his wife, Emma. A. in Jackson Ward 4, Jackson, Michigan.  George was born around 1855 in Michigan.

The Michigan Marriage index shows that George I. Peck, age 40 (b 1854) married Emma Sluter, age 41 on 24 August 1894 in Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan.  The index tells us that George had been living in Louisiana.  His father was W. H. Peck and his mother, Phebe C. Ireland.

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