Edna Alice Geer

Female29 July 1813–22 August 1891

Brief Life History of Edna Alice

When Edna Alice Geer was born on 29 July 1813, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Denison Geer, was 42 and her mother, Polly Smith, was 34. She married Edward Augustus Manning on 15 July 1844, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 August 1891, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Edward Augustus Manning
Edna Alice Geer
Marriage: 15 July 1844
Albert Edward Manning
Ellen Marie Manning
Julia Minerva Manning
William Francis Manning
Harry Geer Manning

Sources (42)

  • Edney Manning in entry for Edward Manning, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Edna A Manning in household of Edward Manning, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edna A. in entry for Harry G. Manning and Kitty E. Morgan, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 July 1844Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 7

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 23

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent and Sussex): variant of Gear .

    German: from a personal name derived from gēr, gār ‘spear’ (see Gerhardt ).

    Dutch (Van der Geer and Van de Geer): topographic name from geer ‘triangular piece of land’. Compare Degeer .

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

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