Name: Caroline Elizabeth Minnie "Lizzie" BLOCKER
Birth: 1 OCT 1844 in Early Co., GA
Death: 10 NOV 1884 in Early Co., GA 1 2
Also Known as "Lizzie" on the 1880 census
Burial: Blocker Family Cemetery, Bluffton, Clay Co., GA
Obituaries of Caroline Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Blocker) Geer and Husband Dr. Peter Geer, from: Geer Family Association Newsletter, Durham, CT, Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring 1999, p. 44 (submitted by Amy Geer of Charleston, SC):
She died in Nov. 1884 of pneumonia. Both [obituaries] apparently written by the brother of Caroline, and editor of the unknown GA source newspaper, R.R. Blocker.
On the 10th just, Mrs. Lizzie M. Geer, wife of Dr. Peter F. Geer, was taken with pneumonia. Dr. Geer, who is one of the best physicians I ever knew, gave her his undivided attention. He also had with him Dr. Clemens, an old and skilled practitioner. She told them that her lungs were very weak, and she could not recover. Wednesday night she, speaking to Dr. Geer, said, "Pa, I'm so happy." When he asked why, she replied, "I'm going to die, and god has forgiven my sins," which she repeated. She was perfectly conscious all the time, and gave instructions about housework just as she did when well.
At eleven o'clock, Monday, she told the cook it was "time to put on dinner." In two hours thereafter she quietly went to sleep. Dr. Geer was a surgeon in the late war, and says he has seen thousands of people in the army and elsewhere die, but has never witnessed a more tranquil death. She possessed an extraordinary mind, read a great deal, had a good memory, and was as energetic as any lady I ever knew. Dr. Geer often said when he was absent that he knew she could conduct his home business as well as he could, hence felt no [un]easiness about anything going wrong or being neglected. She was a devoted wife and an affectionate mother. She left six sons, the youngest of whom has not seen three summers. When the corpse was being lowered into the grave the baby commenced crying and said, "Ma not dead."
I deeply sympathize with Dr. Geer and his six motherless sons. I have often chronicled deaths, but about none of them have I been so deeply affected as this one. I could say much concerning her many virtues and her affection for her husband, children, parents, relative and friends, but I am so filled with grief that I'll only add she was my sister, and we are consoled with her dying declaration of forgiveness...
Farewell sister Lizzie!
Father: Stephen BLOCKER b: 3 DEC 1806 in Edgefield Co., SC
Mother: Rebecca Caroline RICE b: 15 AUG 1814 in of Colleton Co., SC
Peter Franklin Marion GEER b: ABT 1838 in New York City, New York Co., NY
18 MAR 1868
in Clay Co., GA
- Charles Blocker GEER b: 30 SEP 1869 in Georgia
- William Idus GEER , GA State Legislature b: 28 JUL 1872 in Calhoun Co., GA
- Walter R. GEER b: 1874 in Calhoun Co., GA
- Claudius Wilson GEER b: 14 APR 1876 in Calhoun Co., GA
- Ralph GEER b: ABT 1880 in Calhoun Co., GA
- Stephen Blocker GEER b: OCT 1881 in Calhoun Co., GA
- Title: Geer Family Association Newsletter
Publication: Durham, CT: Geer Family Association
Note: Researched by Samuel Taylor Geer
Page: "Obituaries of Caroline Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Blocker) Geer and Husband Dr. Peter Geer," Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring 1999, p. 44
- Title: The Early County News
Publication: Blakely, Georgia
Page: November 19, 1884