Peabody, George T.

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    BIRTH July 23, 1879, Sacramento, CA
    DEATH unknown date, 1942, Philippines
    SPOUSE Blanche Peabody
    CHILDREN Agnes Peabody (1906-11), Ysabel Peabody Fetterman (b. 1913), George Wilkes Peabody (b. 1918)
    PARENTS Henry Adams Peabody, Sallie Bradley Peabody
     

    OTHER: C.A. Peabody (uncle),

    -Secretary of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

    Mr. Peabody works with Dr. Chandler to get funding for a state highway that would connect Phoenix to Tucson, and asks the people of the town to help grade the road once it has been cleared to Higley by February 15th.  He wants people to inform of how many days and livestock they are willing to donate to the cause.  (Chandler Arizonan, 1/17/13)

    -Asks for people to fill out a coupon of how much acerage they plan to plant of cotton.  The coupon is to try to get a cotton gin in Chandler (Chandler Arizonan 1/17/1913)

    -Encourages home building to create a stable city.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/24/1913)

    -Works with George H. Binkley, cheif engineer of the Chandler Improvement Company, to get a road built between Casa Grande, the Aztec ruins, and Florence.  They meet with Agent Thackery on building the road between Arizona Blvd and the Aztec ruins.  The road would be built by the Native Americans.  (Chandler Arizonan 1/24/1913)

    • The Aztec Ruins are the Casa Grande Ruins near Coolidge.

    -Donates $100 in cash for the boys' cotton growing contest, and a thoroughbred Poland China Gilt. (Chandler Arizonan 2/14/1913)

    -Chosen to lead the Chandler Cotton Growers' Association.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/28/1913)

    -Goes to Phoenix to argue against division of the county. (Chandler Arizonan 3/7/1913)

    -With John Andersen, E.D. Rinear, and others from the Chandler District have been sending out petitions against the county division.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/14/1913)

    -Asks for fellow members of Masonic orders in Chandler to send him a message so they can bring together a fraternity and build a lodge.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/14/1913)

    -Lady Perfect, No. 144268, Mr. Peabody's Poland China sow pig holds Arizona's record for prolificity with a new litter of 15 pigs.  In the last 30 months, she has given birth to 55 pigs.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/14/1913)

    -With Banker George W. Turner, went to Tempe to attend a reception for members of the legislature at the State Normal School.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/21/1913)

    -Visited the Chandler school to tell the boys that the seed had arrived for the boys' cotton growing contest.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/21/1913)

    -Was named to a committee to write the by-laws and constitution for the Chandler Egyptian Cotton Growers' Association.  He spoke at the first meeting of the assocation, and pledged to plant a certain amount of cotton.  Also named to a committee to go to Mesa to see if they could affliate with their group.  At the next meeting, he spoke about the delays in the writing of the by-laws.  He was waiting for more information from another organization.  Talks about building a gin here, because the cost of going to Mesa would be around 40,000 dollars.  Gives one dollar to be part of the stock list.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/28/1913)

    -Attends a meeting at the Tempe Normal School to discuss improvements to the school.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/28/1913)

    -Sends ten pounds of Egyptian Cotton seen to the Continental Gin Company of Dallas, Texas for the purposes of securing a gin test.  The cotton was taken from Mr. Fairbanks' farm.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/28/1913)

    -Works with Postmaster Morrison to change the mail system into Chandler so it would arrive and get out sooner.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/4/1913)

    -Works with R.M. Turner to get funding for the state highway, and does thanks to the Chamber of Commerce approving the spending.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/4/1913)

    -Goes to California to visit his seriously ill father on Sunday.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/4/1913)

    -His father is doing better but improving slowly.  Mr. Peabody is expected home next week.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/11/1913)

    -He returned home last week from Newport, California.  His father's health is doing much better.  He says people in southern California are very interested in the Chandler Ranch.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/18/1913)

    -Meets with Sheriff Jeff Adams to get a deputy for Chandler.  The sheriff agrees to appoint a deputy to be met with approval from the Chamber of Commerce.  If the person prooves himself then a salary will be recommended.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/2/1913)

    -Buys a Ford to make getting around the Valley much easier, but misses the horse and buggy.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/2/1913)

    -Files articles of incorporation for the Chandler Egyptian Cotton Grower's Association on Thursday with the Corporation Commission.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/2/1913)

    -Talks about improving roads at the Chamber of Commerce meeting. 

    Elected unanimously to replace himself as secretary of the Chamber of Commerce after being nominated by L.S. Parke

    Works with George C. Smith to figure out what to do with the deeds.(Chandler Arizonan 5/9/1913)

    -Went on a road trip with his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Gollands to Florence on Sunday in an automobile.  They stopped at the Casa Grande Ruins.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/9/1913)

    -Visits the boys at their homes who are participating in the boys' cotton growing contest.  Says some of the boys are doing better than their parents, but need to more with cultivating.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

    -Visits the Arizona Democrat to boost Chandler.  He has ten acres in cotton. 

    Once was private secretary to Gifford Pinchot.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

    -Goes to a meeting of various cotton assocations in the Valley to discuss labor issues, and how to bring in good workers.  There was various gin representatives there also. 

    Appointed to a committee to organize a central organization on cotton to deal with labor issues and marketing.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/16/1913)

    -Tells the Chandler Egpytian Cotton Growers' Association that he received a message from Mr. Dorman of Mesa saying the Mesa Association is installing a 10-stand gin using the Platt type.  He is picked to represent Chandler at the next meeting of the central cotton association  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913)

    -He is named treasurer of the county central cotton association.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913

    -Misses the meeting on Tuesday of the Chamber of Commerce due to being in Mesa for a meeting of the cotton assocations.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/30/1913)

    -Attends a meeting of the Maricopa County Board of Trade last Saturday where he was appointed to a committee to bring in labor to the county for cotton picking.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/6/1913)

    -Speaks on bringing cotton labor and the levy on farmers at the meeting Monday of the Chandler Egyptian Cotton Growers' Association.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/20/1913)

    -Sends a sample seed of cotton to the Western Engineering Company of Dallas, Texas.  It will be tested for the percentage of oil, quality, and amount of feed meal to be obtained by the cold expellor process.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/20/1913)

    -Goes to the Arizonan on Wednesday afternoon to show that his cotton was in bloom.  It is believed the first in the valley, and his stand is 2 feet high.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/20/1913)

    -Donates $2.50 to the 4th of July celebration.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/27/1913)

    -Recognized by J.N. Downing, an expert in cotton from Oklahoma, as having the best cotton field.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/4/1913)

    -Goes on a tour of the south for information on ginning and interest farmers to come to Chandler.  He will start in Dallas, Texas, and start spreading the word to various newspapers.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/11/1913)

    -Given a salary of $50 for his work with the Chandler Egyptian Cotton Growers' Association at Monday evening's meeting.  He gives a report on his trip of the south.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/11/1913)

    -Has dinner with his wife and Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Morrison on July 4th, and then went to the races.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/11/1913)

    -Written home about his travels in Kansas.  He talks about different towns doing very well and others being run down.  He starts at the Colorado and Kansas sate line and travels across to the Garden City.  He visited Hutchinson, Peabody, Elmdale, and Emporia.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/18/1913)

    -Meets with the St. Louis Business Men's League and the St. Louis Cotton Exchange in St. Louis, which consists of 2,500 businessmen throughout the south.  The organizations are working to get a better freight rate for the Salt River Valley of 6 days instead of 10 days to three weeks.  It would be for both the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads.  He has dinner with John Cashman, brother of Joe Cashman, at the historic Faust Safe at the Old Southern Hotel.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/25/1913)

    -In one week, he has gotten nine columns of interviews in the Kansas City and St. Louis papers with a total circulation of one million readers.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/25/1913)

    -Returns last Wednesday to Chandler from his trip through the south.  He believes there can be enough white laborers if given enough inducements like leasing land for next year.  Also believes that 25,000 acres of cotton will be planted next year.  Half will come from southern Oklahoma, a quarter from central and northern Texas, and the last quarter from the Yazoo Delta.  He doesn't believe many will come from the Memphis area due to being heavily in debt.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/1/1913)

    In Dallas, he met with the Murray Gin Company, and Western Engineering Company for necessary ginning and oil expellor machinery.  In Memphis, he met with the Farmers' Gin Compress Company about their compress if they can convert it to electricity.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/1/1913)

    -On his trip through the south, he stopped in Kansas City to visit family.  For the first time, he met his grandmother who is 97 years old.  She was glad to welcome her son's son, but was afraid for Mrs. Peabody being left alone in the wilds of Arizona to be tomahawked by Indians.  His grandmother has all her faculties, and still keeps posted about the news better than her daughter.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/1/1913)

    -He breaks his record of going the longest time without wearing a hat in the Valley while in the south.  He bought a hat to wear while in the south, and now back home has buried it.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/1/1913)

    -Resigns from his position as Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, and as manager of the Chandler Egyptian Cotton Growers' Association due to his becoming assistant manager of the Chandler Improvement Company.  He will be in charge of setting up of the cotton gin, and leasing land to the cotton pickers coming in the fall with 120 inquiries already.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/8/1913)

    -Mr. Peabody and J.R. Loftus chose early in the week the land to be used for building the ginnery.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/15/1913)

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