Biographical Sketch of Charles Peck
(IX) Charles, son of Lewis and Sarah (Long) Peck, was born in Phelps, Ontario county, New York, February 8, 1857. He received his education in the schools of Phelps and in Canandaigua Academy and then returned to the old homestead, where he engaged in farming. He is a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal church of Phelps, a charter member and at one time overseer of the grange and is one of the largest stockholders of the Phelps National Bank. In politics he is an Independent Republican. He has on his farm the only gas well in the county, and at one time he supplied his house with gas from it. He has also been an extensive tile manufacturer. He married November 15, 1885, Lillie, daughter of Emmons and Pamelia (Curtis) Gifford, of Phelps, New York. Children : Lewis, graduated from Syracuse University in 1909; Lillian, a student at Vassar College; Charles Gifford.