Biography of William H. Peck
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Peckham, William H., was born in Troy, February 15, 1852. His ancestors were among the earliest settlers of the country, his grandfather having taken part in the Revolutionary war. His father, Reuben Peckham, was born in Pittston, N. Y., and was a paper manufacturer up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1887. His mother, Mary (Mackey) Peckham, was born in Troy where she now resides. William was educated in the public schools and was graduated from the high school in 1869 and went into the employ of J. M. Warren & Co. as clerk, and later entered the paper mill of his father. In 1874 he bought an interest in the dry goods firm of Converse, Peckham & Co., where he remained until 1885, when he entered the paper mill of Manning & Peckham, where he is at present. He was supervisor of the Fifth ward for three years and represented that ward in the Board of Aldermen two years and has been a fire commissioner since 1893. He belongs to all the Masonic bodies of Troy and is director in the Union Bank. In 1874 he was married to Miss Emma A. Peck of Troy.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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