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.
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.
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