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.
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)’.