Marian Vesta Geary

20 September 1892–22 November 1966 (Age 74)
Somerset Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Marian Vesta

When Marian Vesta Geary was born on 20 September 1892, in Somerset Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Wesley Geary, was 25 and her mother, Annie L. Emert, was 25. She married John Earle Critchfield on 2 June 1915, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lincoln Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Somerset, Shaw Mines, Summit Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 November 1966, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Somerset County Memorial Park, Somerset, Shaw Mines, Summit Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Earle Critchfield
Marian Vesta Geary
Marriage: 2 June 1915
John Geary Critchfield
Emma Louise Critchfield
Harold Samuel Critchfield
Dr Robert Wesley Critchfield

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  • Marriage
    2 June 1915Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1905 · The Movie Theater
    Age 13
    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 20
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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.

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    Sources (13)

    • Marion V Geary in household of John W Geary, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Marion Critchfield in household of John E Critchfield, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Marion V Critchfield in household of John E Critchfield, "United States Census, 1930"

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