Dorothy Anita Geier

7 May 1898–
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Dorothy Anita

When Dorothy Anita Geier was born on 7 May 1898, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Samuel C Geier, was 46 and her mother, Nancy Carolina Harmon, was 34. She married Edward Gripp on 6 March 1918, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and Laguna Beach Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1940.

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Edward Gripp
Dorothy Anita Geier
Marriage: 6 March 1918

Spouse and Children

6 March 1918
Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel C Geier


    Nancy Carolina Harmon




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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 8

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 31

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 German: see Geyer .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish geyer ‘peddler’ (a derivative of geyn ‘to go’) or in some cases perhaps an unflattering name from German Geier ‘vulture’, as in 1, bestowed by non-Jewish government officials in central Europe at the time when surnames became compulsory.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy A Geier in household of Samuel C Geier, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Gripp in household of Edward Gripp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy Gripp in household of Edward Gripp, "United States Census, 1920"

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