Arch Simmons Geary

Male8 January 1893–9 January 1923

Brief Life History of Arch Simmons

When Arch Simmons Geary was born on 8 January 1893, in Morgan, Utah, United States, his father, Thomas Hewitt Geary, was 26 and his mother, Minnie Laura Simmons, was 25. He married Geneve Giles on 3 December 1914, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 9 January 1923, in Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in South Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arch Simmons Geary
Geneve Giles
Marriage: 3 December 1914
Gwendolyn Geary
Rex William Geary
Bruce Geary

Sources (19)

  • Arch Simmon Geary, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Arch Geary in entry for Kenneth T Adams and Gwen Geary, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
  • Arch S Geary, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 December 1914Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    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.

    1896 · Utah Becomes a State

    Age 3

    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

    1902 · So Much Farm Land

    Age 9

    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    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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