Isabella Ann Geary

25 July 1835–23 January 1922 (Age 86)
Osbornes Mills, Roane, Virginia, United States

The Life of Isabella Ann

When Isabella Ann Geary was born on 25 July 1835, in Osbornes Mills, Roane, Virginia, United States, her father, Mathew Geary, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Elmira Mary Ashley, was 28. She married Dr. Patrick Henry McCan on 10 May 1851, in Kanawha, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Geary Magisterial District, Roane, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Edison, Furnas, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died on 23 January 1922, in Sterling, Rice, Kansas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Edison Cemetery, Edison, Furnas, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dr. Patrick Henry McCan
Isabella Ann Geary
Marriage: 10 May 1851
Patrick H. McCan
Mary Amelia McCan
Richard Locke Brooks McCan
Esther Elizabeth McCan
Martha Ellen McCan
Evangeline Caroline McCan
Jessie Drusilla McCan
Ambrose Everett Burnsides McCann
Sherman Geary McCan
Bert Howard McCan
Patrick Henry McCan
Frank Carrico McCan
Ella C. McCan
Shelby Ryan McCann
Addie Belle McCan
Charles Wesley McCann
Benjamin West McCann

Spouse and Children

10 May 1851
Kanawha, Virginia, United States


    Patrick H. McCan



    Richard Locke Brooks McCan


    Esther Elizabeth McCan


    Martha Ellen McCan


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 1

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 25

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gadhra ‘descendant of Gadhra’ ( see O’Gara ). See also McGeary .2 English: from a personal name derived from Germanic gēr, gār ‘spear’, a short form of any of various compound names with this as a first element ( see, for example Garrett ).3 English: nickname for a wayward or capricious person, from Middle English ge(a)ry ‘fickle’, ‘changeable’, ‘passionate’ (a derivative of gere ‘fit of passion’, apparently a Scandinavian borrowing).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Isibell A Mc Can in household of William Mc Kinstry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isabella A Mccan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Esabelle A Mecan in household of Patrick Mecan, "United States Census, 1900"

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