- From "The Dutchess Farmer", Tuesday 29 May 1883:
Mr. Alfred Peck, father of Mrs. Dr. Selleck, died at his home in this village on Sunday afternoon. He had been suffering from
vascular disease of the heart for about three weeks and all that medical science could do was done to save his life but
without avail. His age was 68 years and three months.
Alfred Peck's death certificate stated that he died of "vascular disease of the heart with calcareous degeneration of the arteries" at age 68-3-28.
Alfred Peck was a farmer. The 1865 New York State census for Pawling, Dutchess County, NY reported that he owned a farm of
97 acres and a frame home. Crops grown were hay, oats, Indian corn and potatoes. Property values were; home-$100, farm-$2000, stock-$800 and tools-$50.
Alfred, his wife and family were involved in a number of real estate transactions as listed . Data is from the Index of
Deeds, page 1812 (film 0565273)