Notes for Joseph Peets:
- 1900 Ellenburg, Clinton, NY: Joseph Petes 25, his wife of 7 years Cora 23, their children Kellie 4 & Ethel 3. His widowed mother and brother John's family is with them.
- 1910 Fort Edward, Washington, NY: Joseph M. Peets 35 (steamship fireman) now widowed, with his children Catherine 14, Ethel 12, Lawrence 9, Sheldon 5, Mary 2, and his mother Adelaide 71.
- 1920 Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, NY: Joseph M. Peets 45 (RR engineer), wife Rose A. 39, and children Laurence 20, Sheldon 17, Isabelle M. 7, Arnold 5, & Donald L. 4.
- 1930 Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, NY: Joseph M. Peets 55 (steam RR engineer), 2nd wife Rose A. 49, and his 3 children Isabel M. 17, Arnold 15, & Donald 14.
Chateaugay Record, Friday, 23 November 1934: Four members of the same family were seriously injured in an automobile accident on the Keeseville-Plattsburgh highway late Sunday afternoon while enroute from their home in Saratoga Springs to Chateaugay to attend the funeral of Alfred Peets. The injured: Joseph Peets, 139 Lincoln Ave., Saratoga, a brother of Alfred Peets, lacerated wounds of face and three fractured ribs. Mrs. Joseph Peets, 54, his wife, lacerated wounds of scalp fractured leg and contusions. Donald Peets, 19, a son, fracture of the upper jaw, fracture of hand, fracture of both bones in right lower leg. Arnold Peets, 20, a son, fractured leg. The four were riding in a Ford V-8 sedan, and at the time of the accident Donald was operating the automobile. The accident happened a short distance north of Ausable Chasm. The car after leaving the cement road skidded on the slippery macadam went into the ditch overturned twice and struck a tree. Passing motorists pulled the injured from the wreckage and brought them to the Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh where they were attended by Dr. L.G. Barton, Jr.
Obituaries for the children:
Arnold Peets: Chateaugay Record, Friday, 30 November 1934: Fatally injured in an automobile accident Sunday afternoon, November 18, Arnold Peets, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Peets of Saratoga, died in the Physicians hospital at Plattsburgh late last Wednesday night. It will be recalled that the young man accompanied by his parents and a younger brother, were enroute from their home to Chateaugay to attend the funeral of the late Alfred Peets, when the car in which they were riding crashed through a guard rail on a long curve in the Ausable Chasm road. The four occupants of the car were injured and being taken to the Plattsburgh hospital, it was not considered that Arnold was seriously injured although he suffered a fractured leg and minor bruises. A more thorough examination however revealed that his condition was critical and he gradually weakened until Wednesday night when the end came. His remains were taken to Saratoga Springs where funeral services were held Saturday morning with solemn requiem high mass at St. Peter's church. The funeral was attended by several undergraduates of the Albany College of Pharmacy where Mr. Peets was on the dean's list and recently elected to Kappa Psi, national honorary fraternity. He was also a member of the finance board and secretary of the staffs of Mortar and Pestle and Alembie Pharmaton, college publication. The parents of the deceased were former residents of Merrill, and numerous relatives of the young man are residents of this community.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVS7-9JK : accessed 6 October 2015), Joseph M Peets, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States; citing sheet 9B, family 245, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,821,261.
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