Robert Geddes

29 April 1811–1893 (Age 81)
Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Robert Geddes
1811–1893
Jane Vance
1818–1890
Marriage: 30 May 1834
George Geddes
1834–1903
Amelia Jane Giddes
1841–1931
Alexander Geddes
1939–1857

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 May 1834
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (3)

    1823
    Age 12
    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List
    1869
    Age 58
    ""
    1871
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Gaddis
    Geddis

    Sources (4)

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

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