The Clarksburg Telegram., August 12, 1898 pg. 7
—-Charles E. Peck, of Clarksburg, was in town on Tuesday in the interest of the fair to be held at that place on the 6th, 7th and 8th of Sept.—West Virginian.
Charles E. Peck Dies Suddenly
The Clarksburg Telegram., June 08, 1900 Pg. 4
Our citizens were thrown into consternation and sadness Monday evening, by the announcement that our well-known townsman, Charles E. Peck, had dropped dead at his home at the Fair Grounds, and many were the regrets of a host of friends and acquaintances over his sudden demise.
Mr. Peck had eaten his supper as usual Monday evening, but was not in his usual health. He complained of a severe pain about the heart, two strokes of paralysis of which he had previously suffered. After supper he went to the amphitheater on the grounds to get a board and upon returning came across the quarter stretch and climbed over the race track fence. As he climbed over the gate a third and fatal stroke of paralysis of the heart seized him and carried him off.
His wife found him a few minutes later, lying stretched out on his back on the ground, where he had fallen dead. After an examination the doctor expressed the opinion that Mr. Peck expired before falling to the ground. The hour of his death, so as can be determined, was about seven o’clock.
The funeral took place from his late residence, at 2:30 o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, Adelphi Lodge No. 8, I.O.O.F., of which the deceased was a member, having the obsequies in charge, and performing the last sad rites at the grave.
Rev. Mr. Tyree was the officiating minister. The pall bearers were warm personal and life long friends of the deceased, namely, John T. Griffin, James Dunn, A. C. Seaton, James H. Smith, B. B. Stout and John R. Steel. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Charles E. Peck
Mr. Peck was born in 1834 and was 66 years of age at the time of his death.
He was a son of John Peck, deceased.
In 1872 he married Miss Ruth Jones and the union was blessed with one child, Frank Peck, a member of the typographical force of this office. Both wife and son survive him. He was a brother of Augustus Peck, deceased; John C Peck, deceased; Minter Peck, Miss Fannie Peck, Mrs. Belle Owens, Mrs. John D. Primm, Mrs. W. L. Cole and Mrs. Alexander Duff.
The deceased was a member of Adelphi Lodge, No. 8, I.O.O.F., in good standing for 33 years. He had been the trusted superintendent of the Central West Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical Society 14 years prior to his death and was acting in that capacity when so suddenly summoned.