Dr. Carroll Peak


Dr. Carroll M. Peak was, prior to his death, the only person in the city who was living here when Mayor J. P. Smith settled in the city in 1853, and during his long residence in Fort Worth no man more universally bore and deserved the respect of his fellow men.  He was born November 13, 1828, in Warsaw, Gallatin county, Kentucky.  He was of Scotch-Irish extract on the paternal side and of German descent from his maternal ancestors.  He was of the second generation from Jesse Peak, a celebrated Virginian who moved to Kentucky in 1792, whose third son, Jefferson Peak, the father of the subject of this sketch, lost a large fortune in the great financial struggle of 1837-38.  He afterwards served in the Mexican war, commanding a company in Col. Humphrey Marshall's cavalry regiment in the Battle of Buena Vista in 1847.  He married Miss Malvina Resor, the mother of Dr. Peak, at Warsaw, Ky., in 1826.


from the Fort Worth [Texas] Daily Gazette, February 28, 1885