Wilson Peak 1897-1900

Wilson Peak 1897-1900

Wilson Peak, early – day sheriff and commissioner of Sheridan county, died last Friday at Modesto, Calif., according to word received here today by pioneer friends.

                A resident of Sheridan for 40 years, during which time he served two terms as sheriff and also as county commissioner.  Mr. Peak moved to California for his health in 1910.

                However, he retained his membership in the Odd Fellows Lodge of Sheridan – a membership which stretched over a span of 57 years – and was the owner of property in Sheridan until his death.

                His wife, Dora Ann Peak, died at Oakland, Calif., in 1924. She was the daughter of Valentine Reece, an early pioneer of Sheridan who owned the old Cottage Hotel, the first hotel in Sheridan, which was located across from where the Western hotel now stands.

                Mr. Peak is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Amy Warburton, a teacher of singing in Oakland; a son, Wilbur Peak of Modesto, and two grandchildren, Gordon Warburton and Norman Peak.  Mr. Peak died at the home of his son and will be buried in Modesto.

*Sheridan Press, September 26, 1933, page 1 columns 4-5*