Elizabeth Jane Geary

Female20 November 1923–12 September 2010

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Geary was born on 20 November 1923, in Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Michael Geary, was 43 and her mother, Margaret Keeley, was 38. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 September 2010, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86.

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Michael Geary
Margaret Keeley
Marie Josephine Geary
Joseph Michael Geary
Margaret Winifred Geary
Lawrence Patrick Geary
Catherine P Geary
Frances Geary
John James Geary
Elizabeth Jane Geary

Sources (5)

  • Betty Geary in household of Michael Geary, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth Geary, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949"
  • Ann M Geary, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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Siblings (8)

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World Events (8)

1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 2

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 2

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Irish (Cork): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gadhra ‘descendant of Gadhra’ (see O'Gara ).

Irish: alternatively, possibly a shortened form of McGeary .

English: from the Old French personal name Geri, ancient Germanic Geric, from gēr ‘spear’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’.

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

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