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Title: Claude Derry Peake pastoral record books
Dates: 1924-1959
Accession Number(s): 2007-009
Extent: 1 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Biographical Note: Claude Derry Peake (1884-1965) was an Austin Seminary alumnus and a Presbyterian pastor in Texas. Peake was born in Marathon, Texas on September 18, 1884, and attended the University of Texas and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. He was licensed and ordained in 1923 and became the stated supply for Burnet, Texas (1923-1925). He served as pastor at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church in Austin (1925-1926) and in Mission, Texas (1927-1934). Peake became a stated supply again and served Bartlett (1934-1938) and Seagraves (1938-1942). He became pastor for Westminster Church in El Paso (1942-1947). He also acted as the stated clerk for the El Paso Presbytery from 1942-1947. He moved to Ruidoso, New Mexico and became the temporary charge for 1st Presbyterian Church in 1950 until his honorable retirement later that year. He died April 18, 1965.

Scope and Contents: The Claude Derry Peake pastoral record books (1924-1959) document Peake’s service as a pastor in Texas. There are separate books for marriage records, baptismal records, and of new members joining the church. There is an additional book which contains all of these types of records in addition to membership rosters for the churches Peake served.

Materials in accession #2007-009 were originally held at the Montreat office of the Presbyterian Historical Society. They were transferred to the Austin Seminary Archives in 2007. Some items in this collection have handwritten notations in pencil that were added by staff at the Presbyterian Historical Society.

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Index Terms:
Peake, Claude Derry, 1884-1965
First Presbyterian Church (Bartlett, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Mission, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Seagraves, Tex.)
Hyde Park Presbyterian Church (Austin, Tex.)
Westminster Presbyterian Church (El Paso, Tex.)
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.

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Preferred Citation: Claude Derry Peake pastoral record books, 1924-1959, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Box Number:
C102   Pastoral record books, 1924-1959

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