Minter J. Peck


Organizes and Elects the City Officers for the Next Year.

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer., April 17, 1900 Pg 6.

Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.

Headstone of Minter J. Peck

CLARKSBURG, W. Va., April 16.–The new city council organized to-night by appointing standing committees and electing officers as follows:

Policemen –J. T. Boggess, George Isenhart, Larkin Green and Jason Kesler; attorney, W. Scott; physician, Dr. M. J. Bartlett; surveyor, C. O. Findlay; pump station engineer, George Mulhearn; assistant engineer, Minter Peck.

Wages for laborers were fixed at $1.50 per day and salaries of policemen at $45 per month.

Postcard image of Kessler Hospital

Of Heart Failure Super-induced by Congestion of the lungs from which he suffered two weeks.

The Clarksburg Telegram., February 01, 1901

Minter Peck died at the Kessler hospital at 10 o’clock, Tuesday night, January 29, 1901, of heart failure super-induced by congestion of the lungs. He had been sick two weeks and in the hospital six days. The body was removed to the home of Mrs. Belle Owens, his sister, on Mulberry street, from which the funeral took place at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Mr. Peck was a son of John Peck, Sr., deceased, and a brother of Mrs. William L. Cole, Mrs. Belle Owens, Mrs. John D. Primm, Mrs. Alex Duff, and Miss Fannie Peck. He had three brothers, Augustus, Charles, and John, all deceased. He was 54 years of age and single. He was a carriage maker and blacksmith by trade but for several years had been assistant engineer at the city water works station.

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