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William H. Peck - A Life Worth Living

William H. Peck: "A Life Worth Living is a Life Worth Honoring"

The following article appeared in Florida's News Leader Newspaper about genealogist Veronica Pace's search to find the grave of her great-grandfather William H. Peck, and to place a gravestone to honor his memory and his contributions to his community. William H. Peck was born in Montgomery County VA in 1860 (not Washington DC), later migrated to Washington, DC. to attend Howard University and then to Fernandina Beach Florida, where he helped to establish the first AA high and was its principal.

Veronica quoted an African proverb that says "As long as you speak my name, I can live forever". I think it is fair to say that for all of us who research our families, we share that same sentiment, it is why we continue, no matter how difficult the search.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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