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Bernice Mae (Ayers) Maysuch (1894 - 1992)

Bernice Mae (Bunny) Maysuch formerly Ayers aka Peck
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 4 Jun 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in San Francisco, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Apr 2015 | Last significant change: 5 Apr 2022
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Bunny Ayres Peck Maysuch was the mother of the famous screen actor Gregory Peck.

Daughter of John Daggett Ayres & Kate Elizabeth Forse

4 June 1915 - St Louis, Missouri - marriage of Gregory P Peck and Bernice Ayres

Wedding Announcement:[1]

Gregory P. Peck will leave tomorrow for St Louis, where his marriage to Miss Bernice Ayres, sister of Mrs. Charles Rannells of La Jolla, will be solemnized Friday, June 4, in the Catholic Cathedral. Miss Ayers is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Ayers, old-time residents of that city. The bride, who is a blonde of striking type, will wear a gown of white charmeuse with tunic and veil of real lace, fastened with sprays of orange blossoms. She will carry a white prayer book with flower markers and will be attended by her sister, Miss Mae Ayers, who will wear a dainty gown of pale pink chiffon and carry a shower bouquet of roses. Mr. Peck will be attended by W. G. Gains of St. Louis, A reception at the home of the bride will follow the ceremony. After a wedding trip which will include the San Francisco Exposition, Mr. Peck will bring his bride to La Jolla, where they will be at home on Ray street June 13 in La-Lo-O-Mol cottage, which he has just purchased.

1920 - San Diego, California - Gregory P Peck, 32, clerk, wife Bernice M Peck, 24, son Eldred G Peck (3) [2]

Her first marriage to Gregory Pearl Peck ended in divorce around 1921. Their son Eldred {Gregory} then lived with his father.

Bernice married Joseph Maysuch 22 January 1927 in Santa Ana, Orange, California. He was 32 and she was 30 when they married. He was the son of Michael Maysuch and Christina de Francisco.[3]

Bernice M Maysuch died in 1992 age 97 [4] [5]


Bernice Mae Maysuch
Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Bernice Mae Maysuch, a longtime San Francisco resident who was the mother of actor Gregory Peck. She was 97.
Mrs. Maysuch, who had resided in San Francisco since 1936, was the widow of Joseph Maysuch, a racehorse owner and distributor of office equipment. He died in 1986.
Her first husband, Gregory Peck Sr., was a pharmacist and their only son was born in La Jolla in 1916.
Besides her actor son, Mrs. Maysuch leaves foru grandchildrne and four great-grandchildren. all of Los Angeles. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma.


  1. Gregory Pearl Peck leaves for St Louis to marry Bernice Ayers_SanDiegoUnion_30 May 1915 20 May 1915 San Diego, San Diego, California, USA newspaper announcement of the wedding of Gregory P. Peck and Bernice Ayers in Saint Louis, Missouri..
  2. 1920 Federal Census
  3. "California Marriages, 1850-1945", database, FamilySearch ( : 24 March 2020), Bernice Mae Peck in entry for Joseph Maysuch, 1927.
  4. Social Security Death Index
  6. San Francisco Chronicle Friday, May 01, 1992 San Francisco, CA Page: 45.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 June 2019), Bernice M Ayres in household of John D Ayres, Precinct 5 St. Louis city Ward 27, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 405, sheet 2B, family 45, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,900.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 June 2019), Bernice M Ayres in household of John D Ayres, St Louis Ward 22, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 351, sheet 2B, family 48, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 821; FHL microfilm 1,374,834.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 June 2019), Bernice M Peck in household of Gregory P Peck, San Diego, San Diego, California, United States; citing ED 265, sheet 5B, line 93, family 156, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 131; FHL microfilm 1,820,131.
  • Fishgall,Gary. Gregory Peck: A Biography. Simon and Schuster, 2002. Page 22.

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