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Peck, John L. E. (1852-1931)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/28/2019 at 22:06:05

John L. E. Peck
(August 18, 1852 March 13, 1931)

John L. E. Peck was born at Killworth, near London, in Canada West (now Ontario) August 18, 1852. In 1862, at the age of ten years, he removed to Iowa with his parents to what is now Northboro, Page County, where he lived until 1874, when he was twenty-two years old. Until he was fifteen years of age he attended the country schools in Page County; then pursued a course of four years in Amity Academy at College Springs in that county, and from his seventeenth year to his twenty-second year taught school and earned $1,000.00, assisting his father at the same time in the erection of the farm buildings. Mr. Peck now commenced his professional studies at the State University of Iowa, graduating therefrom and being admitted to practice before the state supreme court in June 1874. He began practice at Decorah, Iowa, but in 1877 he removed to Primghar. July 11, 1903, he moved to Indianola to educate his two daughters. He opened a law office there in 1901, and he now resides there.
Source Courts & Legal Profession of Iowa, vol.2, p.1073, by Chester C. Cole, Chicago, 1907.


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