J. M. Peckinpaugh Dies at Midale
Midale – There passed away at his home in Midale James Peckinpaugh, one of the oldest and best-loved residents of Midale.
James Marion Peckinpaugh was born Nov. 24, 1857, at Leavenworth, Indiana. In 1878 he married Harriet E. Sawyer, who survives him. The family moved to Canada in 1912 and for many years Mr. Peckinpaugh was engaged in the restaurant business in Midale. Last November Mr. and Mrs. Peckinpaugh observed their sixtieth wedding anniversary. Of their four children, only one, James of Winnipeg, survives. Marion, Mrs. F. A. Salstrom died in 1923 and two children died in infancy.
Mr. Peckinpaugh was a devoted husband and a kind father as well as being a man who took a great deal of interest in the welfare of the community. The past few years he was mayor of Midale, a position he held at the time of his death. He was also a J.P.; president of the Midale Co-op Creamery Association, and secretary of the local I.O.O.F. lodge. He had been a member of the Odd Fellows for 45 years and had occupied several offices in the provincial lodge. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. Lee of the Norwegian Lutheran church on May 1. Pallbearers were: J. Fiury, W. Shippam, M. Mose, R. Berg, H. Lindbom and A. Carlson. Burial was made in the Midale cemetery.
Editor’s note: James Peckinpaugh was postmaster of Olivia from 12 May 1897 to 20 Jan 1906. With the reorganization of Company H in May 1899, Captain Peckinpaugh took the command until 1901.