George H. Peck, Jr., son of George H. Peck, Sr., whose biography is found elsewhere in this volume, was born in San Francisco, October 15, 1856. With a brother, John H., in 1868 he came to El Monte and started improvements on his fatherís ranch, northeast of the city. Leaving his father when about nineteen years of age, George worked for a time for Dr. Geller, who owned a 400 acre ranch in this district.
Mr. Peck left el Monte in about 1888, to engage in the banking business in San Pedro, and later entered the real estate business and the development of beach towns. He laid out the town of Manhattan Beach, the name of which, it is said was changed from Shore Acres at the toss of a coin. Mr. Peck now (1936) resides at 1315 West Adams Street, Los Angeles.
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