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Gomer Peacock family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6017

Scope and Contents

The collection consists mainly of newspaper clippings about Gomer Peacock and his service in the community and in business, particularly as president of the Price Trading Company. Collection also contains other biographical information about Gomer Peacock and some of his ancestors, poetry by his wife Mabel, newsletters, and certificates from the Executive Branch of the State of Utah, Kiwanis Club, and Carbon College to Gomer Peacock. Collection spans from 1920-1975.


  • 1920-1975


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Gomer Peacock family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Gomer Peacock (1888-1974) was the President of the Price Trading Company, and was active in community and civic matters throughout his life.

Bomer Parry Peacock was born August 11, 1888, in Manti, Utah, to Warren S. and Elizabeth Ann Parry Peacock. He married Mable Brown (1887-1977) in Castle Dale, Emery County, Utah, on May 12, 1912. They had three children: Louisa, Vivian, and Parry. In 1960, he retired as President of the Price Trading Company after working there for 42 years.

Peacock served on the board of directors of the Carbon-Emery Bank and as a member of the State Board of Education, District Seven. He served in many other positions in the community such as: a Price city councilman, chairman of a committee for construction of the city's culinary water pipeline, finance chairman of the first city hospital, chairman of the Carbon County Republican Central Committee, district governor of Rotary International, Price Club charter member, and other regional and local offices. In 1964, he recieved an award for service to Carbon College (now the College of Eastern Utah) and his role in keeping it from closing. In 1972, he was named a "Paul Harris Fellow" by Rotary for his civic achievements.

Peacock died on December 4, 1974, in Price, Utah.

Biographical History

The Peacock family lived in Emery County, Utah and was headed by Gomer Peacock and his wife, Mable Brown.

The Peacock family includes Gomer Parry Peacock (1942-1975) and his wife, Mable Brown Peacock (1887-1977), who married on May 8, 1912 and were residents of Emery County, Utah. Gomer was a business man who was active in social, civic, and community goings-on of his area and time; Mable wrote poetry, and researched genealogy and collected biographies for both of their families' ancestors. Gomer and Mable's children, Louise, Vivian, and Parry have maintained their parents' great traditions, passing them on to their own children.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

4 folders (0.4 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Newspaper clippings, poetry, certificates and other biographical information on Gomer Peacock and his family, dated 1920-1975.

Custodial History

Donated by Vivian Peacock Wetzel in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Vivian Peacock Wetzel; 1987.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa Cowles; December 6, 2007.

Processed; Margaret Weddle; January 23, 2014.

Register of Gomer Peacock family papers
Karen Glenn and Melissa Cowles, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States