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Memorable Manitobans: John W. Peck (1850-1920)

Clothing manufacturer.

He came to Winnipeg in the early 1870s to represent the interests of eastern Canadian businesses. In 1880 he started a clothing manufacturing business in partnership with A. B. Bethune and J. D. Carscaden, under the name of Carscaden and Peck. After Carscaden’s retirement, the firm carried on as John W. Peck and Company. He lived at Winnipeg for many years, eventually taking up permanent residence at Montreal.

He and wife Charlotte Gibson had five children: Warrin Peck (b 1881), John Reginald Peck (b 1883), George Peck (b 1886), Ralph Peck (b 1887), and Flossie Peck (b 1890), all born in Ontario.

He died at his Montreal home on 27 May 1920.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Peck Building (33 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: IOOF Hall (72 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Prominent clothing manufacturer dead” newspaper clipping dated 28 May 1920. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 August 2011

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