C. PECKHAM, M. D.
Dr. Lucy C. Peckham is accounted one of the
foremost physicians of New Haven, where her ability has caused her to be
considered an authority upon many branches of the profession for a long
period. She is now gradually retiring from active professional work, but
there are many who are loath to give up her services. She was born in Milford,
Connecticut, March 27, 1842, a daughter of Joshua and Mary Gore. Her father
was a well known carriage builder and mechanic and throughout his life
conducted business along those lines at Milford, at Hamden and at New Haven,
passing away in New Haven on the 2d of October, 1863. At the time of the
Civil war he enlisted with the Seventh United States Volunteer Regiment
and participated in a number of hotly contested engagements, being wounded
in the battle of James Island. His wife was born and reared in Milford,
Connecticut, and was descended from several of the most prominent families
in the state. She, too, passed away in New Haven, the date of her death
being 1879, at which time she had reached the age of seventy-eight years.
In the family were four children, Mrs. John H. Howarth, of New Haven, and
Dr. Peckham, however, being the only ones now living.
In her girlhood days Lucy C. Gore attended
the old Lancastrian school of New Haven and later entered the Eaton school.
Not long after her textbooks were put aside she became the wife of Charles
Creemer, whom she married in New Haven in 1865. He was a son of William
H. Creemer, of New York city, and became a well known broker of New Haven,
where he passed away in 1878. Following the death of her husband, Mrs.
Creemer entered the Nurses Training School at New Haven Hospital and became
a graduate nurse. She followed the profession for three and a half years
and then decided to take up the study of medicine, with which end in view
she entered the Woman's College of Medicine at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
from which she was graduated with the class of 1885. She then returned
to New Haven and began practice, in which she has since been actively engaged,
and her pronounced ability has won her rank with the leading physicians
of the state.
On the 31st of August, 1889, Mrs. Creemer
became the wife of John A. Peckham, of New Haven, a son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Peckham. He was born, reared and educated in New Haven and on reaching
adult age turned his attention to mechanical lines, in which he continued
until his death in 1905. He had reached the age of seventy-three years,
his birth having occurred in New Haven in 1832. During the period of the
Civil war he enlisted as a member of the First Connecticut Cavalry and
was made a corporal. He did active duty at the front and was always loyal
Dr. Peckham has not only written along professional
lines but has published a volume of verses, and has made contributions
to religious papers as well. For a number of years she has been an active
member of the Church of The Messiah. She is now gradually retiring from
active practice. She has met with excellent success in her chosen profession
and has become the owner of valuable real estate in New Haven, from which
she derives a gratifying annual income. She is at home to her many friends
in a well appointed residence on Green street, New Haven, and there is
perhaps no lady in all the city who has a wider acquaintance or is held
in higher esteem, the warm regard extended her being the recognition of
her personal as well as her professional worth.
Modern History of New Haven
Eastern New Haven County
New York – Chicago
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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