Robert Geddes

Male29 April 1811–1893

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Geddes was born on 29 April 1811, in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, John Geddes, was 34 and his mother, Dorothy Putnam, was 26. He married Jane Vance on 30 May 1834. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1893, in Five Islands, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 82.

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Robert Geddes
Jane Vance
Marriage: 30 May 1834
George Geddes
Amelia Jane Giddes
Alexander Geddes

Sources (4)

  • Robert Geddes in entry for Robert Geddes and Mary Ann Cawthra, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Robert Geddes in entry for Robert Geddes and Mary Ann Mulligan, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Robert Geddis in entry for Robert Geddis, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 May 1834
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (3)


    Age 12

    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List


    Age 58



    Age 60

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Gaddis , from the lands of Geddes in Nairnshire.

    English: possibly a variant of Gedde, a nickname from Middle English gedde ‘pike’ (the fish), with post-medieval excrescent -s. However, the modern surname appears to be entirely Scottish in origin (see 1 above).

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

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