Elizabeth Hacker Pegues
b. 19 October 1913, d. 23 August 2007
- Father: Elbert Sanders Pegues b. 11 January 1878, d. 26 March 1957
- Mother: Ellen Josephine Hacker b. 18 February 1878, d. 7 May 1971
- Elizabeth Hacker Pegues was born on 19 October 1913 in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, near Cheraw.
- Elbert Sanders Pegues and Ellen Josephine Hacker appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Elizabeth Hacker Pegues, Lucia M. Pegues and Helen Butler Pegues. Also in the household was unmarried cousin Helen N. Butler (age 64).
- Elbert Sanders Pegues and Ellen Josephine Hacker appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina, at Bennett Street. Other members of the household included Elizabeth Hacker Pegues, Lucia M. Pegues and Helen Butler Pegues. Also in the household were unmarried cousin Helen L. Butler (age 74) and one female boarder.
- She married William James Erckmann.
- The following appeared on 8 July 1940 in The Charleston Evening Post: (Mount Pleasant) Mrs. James Turner Morehead and her daughter, Bianca, of New York city, are visiting Mrs. Morehead's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Pegues.
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Erckmann, of Charleston, are also guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pegues.
- Elizabeth Hacker Pegues died on 23 August 2007 at age 93.
- She was interred at Christ Episcopal Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina.
- The following appeared on 28 August 2007 in The Post & Courier: Elizabeth Elizabeth Hacker Pegues Erckmann, 93, a long time resident of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and widow of William James Erckmann, Sr., died on Thursday, August 23, 2007. The graveside service was held at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery and directed by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel. Her grandson James Douglas Gosnell of Killeen, Texas, officiated. She was born October 19, 1913, near Cheraw, South Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Elbert Sanders Pegues and Mrs. Josephine Hacker Pegues. Her family resided briefly on Wantoot Plantation in Berkeley County and moved to Mt. Pleasant when Mrs. Erckmann was five years old. When the Old Cooper River Bridge opened in 1929, she and her family were in the fifth car to cross the bridge. During World War II she and her family lived in New York. There her husband, a Naval Officer, taught Naval Midshipmen at Columbia University. Except for her early years and those years in New York, Mrs. Erckmann resided in Mt. Pleasant. In her forties she took up the game of golf and it became her passion. That prompted her husband to say that she played eight days a week and the only thing that would keep her off the golf course was a hurricane. Mrs. Erckmann recorded five holes-in-one during her years playing. She was a long time member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. She was also a member of the Mt. Pleasant Garden Club, Alhambra Yacht Club and was a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She was fiercely devoted to her family and was always there to help her children and grandchildren in times of need. Not surprisingly, she was loved and adored by all of them. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Erckmann of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, William James Erckmann, Jr. of Kirkland, WA and Francis Pegues Erckmann of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston Hospice Center Fund , 3870 Leeds Avenue, Suite 101, Charleston, SC 29405-7493 or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society South Carolina Coastal Office 310 Broad Street, Suite 2A, Charleston, SC 29401. . . .
- Last Edited: 30 Jun 2015