Bernice Mae Ayres (1894–1992) • FamilySearch

Bernice Mae Ayres

8 August 1894–27 April 1992 (Age 97)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Bernice Mae

When Bernice Mae Ayres was born on 8 August 1894, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, her father, John Daggett Ayres, was 48 and her mother, Catherine Elizabeth Forse, was 41. She married Gregory Pearl Peck on 4 June 1915, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1920. She died on 27 April 1992, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Gregory Pearl Peck
Bernice Mae Ayres
Marriage: 4 June 1915
Eldred Gregory Peck

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 2
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
Age 10
St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
Age 26
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

(1997: 4554;2007: 7887; 2010: 11139)English: variant of Ayers .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (19)

  • Ayres in entry for Eldred G Peck, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Bernice M Ayres in household of John D Ayres, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Bernice M Ayres in entry for Gregory P Peck, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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