Cairey Geiger

November 1870–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Cairey

Cairey Geiger was born in November 1870, in Indiana, United States as the son of Tom Geiger and Sarah Smith. He married Ida Mae Walters in 1889, in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States. He lived in Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Jefferson Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1930.

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Cairey Geiger
Ida Mae Walters
Marriage: 1889

Spouse and Children


    Ida Mae Walters


Sullivan, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Tom Geiger


    Sarah Smith




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 2

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a violin player or maker, Middle High German gīger (an agent derivative of gīge ‘violin’), German Geiger.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carie U Geiger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cary U Geiger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cu Meiger, "United States Census, 1900"

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