Geary George Rapp

22 September 1893–11 April 1951 (Age 57)
Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States

The Life of Geary George

When Geary George Rapp was born on 22 September 1893, in Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States, his father, George Washington Rapp, was 35 and his mother, Jessie Blanchard, was 21. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Ura Alberta Goodman. He lived in McCloud, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1935 and Mott Judicial Township, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1940. He died on 11 April 1951, in Dunsmuir, Siskiyou, California, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Roseburg IOOF Cemetery, Douglas, Oregon, United States.

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Geary George Rapp
Ura Alberta Goodman
Geary Edwin Rapp
Lloyd George Rapp
Lois June Rapp

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    George Washington Rapp





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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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society

Age 5

The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish: from rapp ‘quick’, ‘prompt’; a soldier's name, one of the monothematic names adopted by soldiers in the 17th century, before surnames became general in Sweden.2 German: from Middle High German rapp, rabe ‘raven’ (German Rabe), hence a nickname for someone with black hair, or some other supposed resemblance to the bird. Compare Raven . In some cases the surname may have arisen from a house name, thus denoting someone who lived in a house distinguished by the sign of a raven.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gerry G Rapp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Geary G Rapp, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gerry G Rapp in household of George W Rapp, "United States Census, 1900"

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