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Gregory Pearl Peck (1886 - 1962)

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Gregory Pearl (Doc) Peck
Born in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in St. Louis, Missouri, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in San Diego, San Diego, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Apr 2015 | Last significant change: 14 Jun 2019
22:19: Karen (Lowe) Tobo edited the Biography for Gregory Pearl Peck (1886-1962). [Thank Karen for this]
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Biography

Gregory Peck, father of the famous actor, was born August 3, 1886, in Rochester, New York and baptized as Pearl Gregory Peck at St. Patrick's church. His father, Samuel Peck, died when Gregory was two years old. His mother, Catherine Ashe, moved to California and Gregory was raised by his grandmother, who called him "Pearl."[1][2] He was raised in Buffalo, New York, by his grandmother Katharine E. Ashe.[3][4][5]

In April 1914 he met Bernice Mae Ayres while she was visiting relatives in California, and they were engaged to be married in February 1915.[6] They married Thursday, June 4, 1915, in St. Louis.[7]

Gregory P. Peck died of a heart attack Saturday, August 25, 1962, at his home in San Diego, California.[8]


Sources

  1. "Gregory Peck Sr. Thinks He's an Ex-Rochesterian." Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), Sunday, December 18, 1949, page 21.
  2. "Peck Sr. Rochesterian, Church Record Shows." Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), Tuesday, December 20, 1949, page 1.
  3. "City Briefs." The Buffalo Enquirer (Buffalo, New York) Saturday, July 20, 1895, page 2.
  4. "Careless and Cowardly Driver." The Buffalo Commercial (Buffalo, New York) Saturday, July 20, 1895, page 10.
  5. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSXQ-TY8 : accessed 14 June 2019), Gregary Peck in household of Katharine E Ashe, Election District 2 Buffalo city Ward 2, Erie, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 18, sheet 15A, family 286, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,024.
  6. "Society." St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri), Wednesday, February 24, 1915, page 7.
  7. "Persons and Events in Week's Society." The St. Louis Star and Times (St. Louis, Missouri), Saturday, May 29, 1915, page 5.
  8. "Gregory Peck's Father Dies at 76." The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California), Sunday, August 26, 1962, page 2. Newspapers.com.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVLY-9M3 : accessed 11 June 2019), Gregory P Peck in household of Robert A Brase, San Diego Ward 1, San Diego, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 143, sheet 12B, family 307, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 94; FHL microfilm 1,374,107.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHWD-Z1D : accessed 11 June 2019), Gregory P Peck, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States; citing ED 265, sheet 5B, line 92, family 156, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 131; FHL microfilm 1,820,131.


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