(VIII) Charles E., son of Hiram and Margaret (Westfall) Peck, was born in Phelps, March 15, 1845. He was reared to farm life, educated in the district schools, and succeeding to the possession of the homestead, he has tilled the soil with gratifying success. As a representative farmer and a progressive citizen he has frequently demonstrated his sterling worth in forwarding the general interests of the town, and for a number of years he served as a trustee of the district schools. He is a member of Junius Grange. Patrons of Husbandry, and also of the Presbyterian church at Oaks Corners. Mr. Peck married (first), May 23, 1878, Anna Maria Stryker, who died in 1889. He married (second), August 3, 1894, Mary E. Burnette Van der Vort. His children are: Charles S., married, June 6, 1906, Ina B. Howell, and they have three children: Anna M., born May 5, 1907, Ethel R., born June 14, 1909, and Eliza A., born November 17, 1910; Alida, born June 22, 1881, married Flood King, May 1, 1907.