A.L. (Roy) Peckham was born and raised in Michigan, coming to North Dakota to work for a farmer in the Montpelier area in 1914. In 1915, he married Mabel Trowbridge.
Following his marriage, he began farming on his own. He farmed for a time in the Montpelier area, buying land in Corwin Township in 1924, building the farm buildings himself.
In 1944, they retired and moved to Jamestown. Mr. Peckham died in 1973, and Mrs. Peckham was living in Jamestown in 1982, at the time that the Ypsilanti Community Centennial Book was published.
They were the parents of five children.
Irene married Con Cumber, and had two children, Ken and Colleen. After Con's death, she married Jack Poole, and moved to California.
Velma married Robert Reddick, and had two children with him: Robert Jr. and Nancy.
Dale was married to Lillian Erickson, and they had four children.
Olive married Truman Krueger. They had two children, Joy and Shelly.
Verl married Marge Peck, with whom he had two children, Michael and Sharon.