William "Dale Alexander" Greer

Male14 February 1909–21 May 1960

Brief Life History of William "Dale Alexander"

When William "Dale Alexander" Greer was born on 14 February 1909, in La Crosse, Whitman, Washington, United States, his father, John Vincent Greer, was 24 and his mother, Maud Snider, was 23. He married Gladys Thelma Swenson Greer Yeager on 7 March 1928, in Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Pierce, Clearwater, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Snohomish, Snohomish, Washington, United States in 1950. He died on 21 May 1960, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Knappa Prairie Cemetery, Knappa, Clatsop, Oregon, United States.

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William "Dale Alexander" Greer
Ceciel Mary Freerksen Greer
Marriage: 8 May 1940
Betty Joan Greer Lafevers
Janet Dee Greer Williams Doney
Tomey Ray Greer

Sources (21)

  • Greer, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • Dale Grier in household of John Grier, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dale A. Greer in entry for Dick Albert Williams, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1940King, Washington, United States
  • Children (3)

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    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made

    Age 1

    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    1910 · Women Gain the Right to Vote in Washington

    Age 1

    On November 8, 1910, Washington became the first state to allow women to vote. This event would lead to the long battle by women in all the states to fight for the right to vote. This would happen 10 years later.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 14

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Lanarkshire): from the medieval Scottish personal name Grier, a vernacular form of Gregor (see Gregory and compare Grierson ). This form of the surname is common in Ireland as well as Scotland.

    History: A Scottish family by the name of Grierson claim descent from Gilbert, a son of Malcolm MacGregor (died 1374), 11th Lord of MacGregor. Gilbert was known as both MacGregor and Gregorson. In 1400 he was granted lands by the Earl of March in the name Grierson. The numerous northern Irish bearers of the name Greer claim descent from this same Gilbert.

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

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