Geary or Gary Family Genealogy

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Tracing the Descendants of Peter Gary, a Revolutionary War soldier of Somerset County, PA.
Tracing the Moose family from Somerset County, PA to Marshall County, WV.
Tracing the Matthew Shields family from Ireland to Pittsburgh, PA
Many other collateral lines

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  • ID: I13
  • Name: George Washington GEARY
  • Surname: Geary
  • Given Name: George Washington
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 11 Jun 1858 in , Marshall County, Virginia
  • Death: 7 Oct 1945 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania 1
  • Burial: 10 Oct 1945 Northside, Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • _UID: 217AEB68AEE23049B912DA58BC5234D90FE8
  • Census: 1920 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio 2
  • Census: 1930 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio 3
  • Census: 1940 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio 4
  • Note:

    George Washington Geary (son of James Alexander Gary) and Annie Shields Geary.

    George Washington Geary

    and Annie Shields Geary

    !BIRTH-RELATIONSHIP-RESIDENCES-DEATH-BURIAL: Pennsylvania Death Certificate No. 657800 for George Washington Geary; 1858-1945; File No. 91273, Registered No. 6986; PA Bureau of Vital Stax, certified copy in poss of James J. Geary of Harrisonburg VA.

    !BIRTH: Bible of Sarah Gary Bisch; 1858; ; ; in poss of Thomas Gearhart of Cleveland OH, photo copy in poss of James J. Geary.

    !BURIAL: Records of North Side Catholic Cem Pittsburgh PA; 1945; Sec H Lot 392 Grave No 3; ; copy in poss of James J. Geary; NOTE: no stone.

    1860 U.S.Census, Marshall Co VA; 1860; ; p 264; Natl Archives, Washington DC; NOTE: enumerated with parents, age 2.
    1900 U.S.Census, Pittsburgh PA; 1900; Microfilm Roll 1309, E.D.18, Ward 32; Sheet 2; Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh PA; NOTE: Occupation puddler in rolling mill.
    1910 U.S.Census, Pittsburgh, PA; 1910; E.D. 533; p 13A; Natl Archives.

    !RESIDENCES: Pittsburgh City Directories; 1886-1899; ; ; LibCong, Washington DC. NOTE: 1886-1888, living at 14 Painters Row, W. Carson St, helper; 1898-1899, living at 22 Wyoming, laborer railroad. 1910 listed as laborer at 6 1/2 Wyoming

    !RESIDENCES: Licking Co OH birth records; 1894; Vol 3, 1891-1901; p160; Licking Co Courthouse; NOTE: birth of George W. Geary, 26 Aug 1894, father George W. Geary, mother, Anna Shields, res. Kirkersville; James M. Geary, son, remembered living on a farm in Ohio, perhaps "Uncle Steve's", when he was a boy; believed to be only for a short while (conversation with James Geary, who believes young George lived only to about the age of 10; he believes there were eleven pregnancies, with five children living to adulthood; Ivy and Millie lived about 2 1/2 years each).

    !RESIDENCES: James Alexander Gary's pension file; 1915; affidavit by George W. Gary in support of widow Annie Gary's claim for James Alexander Gary's pension; ; copy in poss of James Geary of Harrisonburg VA; NOTE: George W. Geary was living at Midway, Clark Co OH, probably separated at this time.
  • Change Date: 5 Mar 2015 at 11:36:55
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  • Title: George Washington Gary
  • Note:
  • _SCBK: Y
  • _PRIM: Y
  • _SSHOW: Y

    Father: James Alexander GARY b: 17 Aug 1832 in Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania
    Mother: Elizabeth MOOSE b: 1 Apr 1836 in , , Pennsylvania

    Marriage 1 Annie SHIELDS b: 27 Sep 1862 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    • Married: Nov 1883 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    1. Has No Children Cora Mary GEARY b: 29 Jun 1885 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    2. Has Children James Madison GEARY b: 28 Mar 1887 in Pittsburgh, Alleghany, Pennsylvania
    3. Has No Children Eleanor Elizabeth GEARY b: 25 Dec 1888 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    4. Has Children Catherine Edna GEARY b: 19 Aug 1896 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    5. Has Children Sarah GEARY b: Jan 1899 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    6. Has No Children George Washington GEARY b: 26 Aug 1894 in Kirkersville, Licking, Ohio c: 9 Sep 1894 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    7. Has No Children Millie GEARY
    8. Has No Children Ivy

    1. Repository:
        Name: Carnegie Library

      Title: "Obituaries: Pittsburgh Press"
      Author: Pittsburgh (PA) Press
      Page: Oct 8 1945
      Note: At the family home, 1424 Bellaire Place, Brookline, on Sunday, Oct 7th at 12:15pm George W. Geary, husband of the late Anna Shields Geary; father of Mrs. Catherine Waddell, Ella and James Geary. Wm. Slater and Sons Funeral Home.
    2. Title: 1920 United States Federal Census. [database on-line]
      Author: Provo, UT:, 2001
      Publication: Internet Web Site
      Note: Name: George Geary
      [George Gean]
      Age: 61
      Birth Year: abt 1859
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Home in 1920: Columbus Ward 2, Franklin, Ohio
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law
      Marital Status: Married
      Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    3. Title: 1930 United States Federal Census. [database on-line]
      Author: Provo, UT:, 2001-.
      Publication: Internet Web Site
      Note: Name: George W Gary
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1860
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law
      Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
    4. Title: 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line].
      Publication: Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
      Note: Name: George W Gary
      Age: 80
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law
      Home in 1940: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
      Street: Reinhard-ave
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
      Residence in 1935: Same
      Resident on farm in 1935: No
      Sheet Number: 7B
      Attended School or College: No
      Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 4th grade
      Income: 0

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