Peck, Ira O Obituary and bio. Ft Scott Daily Monitor. 16 Apr, 1921

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Peck, Ira O Obituary and bio. Ft Scott Daily Monitor. 16 Apr, 1921 - CAPT. 1. O. PECK DEAD. G. A. R. Commander, Aged...
CAPT. 1. O. PECK DEAD. G. A. R. Commander, Aged 81 Years, ' Succumbed to Influenza at 1;50 ' A. M at Daughter's Home. Captain Ira O. Peck; a Civil War veteran, in his 81st year, a resident of Fort Scott for .41 years, passed away at. 1:50 o'clock this morning.at the home of his daughter. Mrs. W. H. Maxwell, 402 South Judson street, with whom he had" made his home for many years. Capt. Peck was taken ill more than two weeks ago with a severe attack rof the grippe or influenza, which "weakened "weakened him greatly. For the , last three or f cur days no hope was entertain? cd of his recovery, and he passed away in peaceful sleep." : Captain Peck was the present commander of William til. Lytle Ppst,.G. A.' R.. having twice served In that capacity. He re'ndered the post much service, and was an enthusiastic enthusiastic patriot. . -""' -""' He Is survived by his daughters. Airs, S. H. Benson, Norwalk, Okla., and (Mrs. Nellie Maxw'eil, and a son, Charles Clyde Peck, both of Fort Scott .and two grandchildren, John Marshall and Airs. Aronteila Hall, of this city. He leaves one brother. Charles Peck, of Iola, who-with who-with who-with his" wife and family ,are here. Two sisters sisters will be unable to' 'come. They are Mrs. Cynthia Tabler of Napoleon, Napoleon, Ohio, and Mrs. Villa Hollopeter of Crelton, Ohio. . ' Ira O. Peck was born at -Wake-y -Wake-y -Wake-y man, Huron county, Ohio, July btn. 1840, where he made his home until 1880, when he came to Fort Scott irf April of th'at year -.where -.where he spent the remainder of his life. Until he retired from active work he was in the transfer business. - He was married Oct. 31, 1864, to Mariah O. Meacham, who departed from this life Alarch 14. 1867. To this union was born a daughter, Lula S., who is now Airs. S. H. Benson, Benson, of Norwalk, O. He was again united in marriage on Oct. 11, 1S71, to Lucretia J. Squier, . who passed away March 21, 1897. To this union was born five children, two of whom survive, viz: Airs. Nellie E. Alax-well Alax-well Alax-well and Charlie Clyde Peck, of this city. - ri'f- ri'f- "; ; Oji Nov. 10, 1861, at tlfe beginning of the Civil War, Mr. Peck answered the call for volunterb .and enlisted in Company E, 55th regiment of the Ohio Volunteer: infantry, serving with his regiment until April 16, 1863 when he was discharged on account of disability.' . After-a- After-a- After-a- After-a- brief time, on ATay 2, 1864, he organized Company E of the 166th Reg. Ohio Vol." Infantry, receiving in this service service the, rank of captain. --He --He --He con-iinued con-iinued con-iinued with this organiration until the end of the .war. J hi, ;iV- ;iV- n "I Capt a in Peck loved . to meet w ith :hisold comrades o? the G'.; A. B. and talk1 aver those stirring' times.' Al-thoKgh Al-thoKgh Al-thoKgh advanced' in 'years, hc"kt-pt hc"kt-pt hc"kt-pt up" vvi.th world eyehts and took 'keen interest. ' in , the woi'ld 1 war. '"taking pride in the fact' that His only son, Clyde, 'was in tile" -'medical -'medical service, his grandson,' John Alarshall,' iri the aviation conrs,' and the husband o his gitanddaughter, Alontella Hall,' in the medical corps also. Capt.' Peck f way held In nigh esteem by his nu merous, friends. 7' ; . , . , -f -f The funeral services will j be held trom the First -AL E. church, Monday Monday morning at 10 o'clock, conduct -1 -1 by Rev. B. P. Gaither, assisted by Supt. J. V. Scott. The interment interment will be in National cemetery. The honorary pallbearers will be taken from the G. A. It., and the active paldbearers from; the American American Legion. The G. A. R. will give their services. The body will lie in state at the home. 9

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