Victor Rene Pegues

b. 23 June 1895, d. 4 December 1957

Victor Rene Pegues, 1895-1957
  • Victor Rene Pegues was born on 23 June 1895 in Kollock, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • The following appeared on 25 June 1916 in the Charlotte Sunday Observer: (Rockingham, June 24) Nancy Pegues, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brooks Pegues, and Hugh Waddell May of Charleston, W. Va., were married at the country home of the bride Wednesday evening at 7:45. Rev. Mr. Harmon, pastor of the Methodist Church of Cheraw, S. C., officiated. The ceremony was performed on the lawn of the century-old home. The first of the bridal party to appear were the ushers, five brothers of the bride, Randolph, Preston, Marlborough, Victor and Olin Pegues and a cousin, W. C. Leak, Jr., following, came the two dames of honor, Mrs. Olin Pegues and Mrs. W. C. Leak, sister and aunt of the bride, and the maid of honor, Miss Jennie May Pegues. The bride came down the long piazza leaning on the arm of her father, and was met by the groom with his best man, James Woodrow. The wedding music was played by Mrs. Claude Ashton-Jones of Charleston W. Va., who also accompanied Miss Cora Stansill as she sang, "Until," by Wilfrid Sanderson.
         Among the out-of-town guests were noted: Mr. and Mrs. James Woodrow, sister and brother-in-law of the groom, Mrs. Claude Ashton-Jones, Mrs. Holmes Morton and Miss Hannah Pearse of Charleston. [Note that Olin Pegues actually was the husband of Nancy's sister Mary Louise, as well as their first cousin.]
  • Victor Rene Pegues registered for the draft on 28 May 1917 in Marlboro County, South Carolina, while single and a student at Clemson College, residing in Kollock.
  • He served in the military during World War I, according to the 1930 census.
  • Olin Marcellus Pegues and Mary Louise Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Smithville Township, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Victor Rene Pegues, Mary Louise Pegues, Hilliard Evans Pegues, James Wright Pegues, Joseph Calhoun Irby, Preston Brooks Pegues, Marlborough Kenneth Pegues, Jennie May Pegues and William Leak Pegues.
  • Paul Fitzsimons Hammond and Jennie May Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia, at 252 Virginia Avenue. Other members of the household included Victor Rene Pegues, Nancy Louise Hammond.
  • He was employed as a bookkeeper by a hardware business, according to the 1930 census.
  • He married Elisabeth Hamer, daughter of Douglas Hamer and Mabel Ramsey, on 10 June 1939.
  • Victor Rene Pegues and Elisabeth Hamer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in New Hope District, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Mary Louise Pegues and Preston Brooks Pegues. In 1935 they all were living in the same house.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1940 census.
  • Victor Rene Pegues died on 4 December 1957 at age 62 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, at his residence near Cheraw.
  • His wife Elisabeth Hamer became a widow at his death.
  • He was interred at New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery, Wallace, Marlboro County, South Carolina.
  • The following appeared on 5 December 1957 in The Florence Morning News: (Cheraw, Dec. 4) Victor Rene Pegues, 62, died at his home near here at 8:30 this morning following a heart attack. Son of the late Frank Preston Brooks Pegues and Jennie May Pegues, he was a native and life long resident of Upper Marlboro County where the Pegues family was pioneer settlers, having spent his life on the plantation first settled by his forebears.
         Mr. Pegues was a veteran of World War I. In 1948, Mr. and Mrs. Pegues received the master farmer award. He served as director for REA, AAA, the Soil Conservation program and for five years on S.C. Forestry Commission.
         He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Elizabeth Hamer of McColl; two daughters, Miss Margaret Rene Pegues, a student at St. Mary's in Raleigh and Miss Frances Elizabeth Pegues of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Paul J. Hammond of Marlboro County, Mrs. Olin M. Pegues of Rockingham, N.C., and Mrs. Hugh W. May of Charleston, W. Va; one brother, W. Leak Pegues of La Marque, Tex.
         Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the home in Marlboro County with the Rev. Carl Parker officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in New Hope Cemetery. The body will be at the Redfearn Funeral Home until Thursday morning at 11:30 when it will be taken to his home.
  • Last Edited: 2 May 2015

Family: Elisabeth Hamer b. 22 February 1906, d. 3 November 1995