Obit: Peck, Benson Mrs. (? - 1882)
Contact: Ken Wood.
----Source: Marshfield Times (Wood Co., Wis.) Sat. 23 Sept 1882 page 8
Peck, Benson Mrs. (? - 21 Sept. 1882)
Peck, Mrs. Benson
About 2 weeks ago Mrs. Peck, wife of Benson Peck of Richfield, went out to pick some blackberries. She had her pail nearly full when she was startled by approaching footsteps behind her. Turning around a huge black bear met her gaze. He was coming towards her and was not over ten feet away from her when she discovered him. She dropped her berries and started to run, after two or three steps fright relieved her of consciousness and she fell to the ground, striking her side on a small pine log. On regaining her senses she saw Bruin quietly eating her berries and she quietly withdrew and went home. Since this time she has been confined to her bed in consequence of her fright and the injury sustained in her fall, until Thur. evening when death relieved her of pain. She leaves a husband and many friends.
Re: Obit: Peck, Benson Mrs. (? - 1882)
Mary Jane Ward married Benson Peck, 29 Dec 1848, Jefferson Co., WI.
She was born abt 1831 in PA. The couple had 2 children:
1) Ella M. Peck, b. Nov 1855, WI; d. after 1920 Census (Clallum Co., WA), who married
(1) John "Jack" Rose, Jr., 1876 (divorced abt 1877) - they had 1 child
(2) Ernest Derby, 11 Feb 1882, at York, Clark Co., WI - they had 3 children
2) Hugh Benson Peck (abt 1873 Wood Co., WI - 22 Feb 1888 WI)
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