George Dewey Geer

1 May 1898–24 November 1972 (Age 74)
Aumsville, Marion, Oregon, United States

The Life of George Dewey

When George Dewey Geer was born on 1 May 1898, in Aumsville, Marion, Oregon, United States, his father, Levi Samuel Geer, was 60 and his mother, Susan Alice Cornall, was 40. He lived in Scotts Mills, Marion, Oregon, United States in 1900. He died on 24 November 1972, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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George Dewey Geer
Mary Rose Warner

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Levi Samuel Geer


    Susan Alice Cornall




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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 8

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 20

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Geary 3.2 North German: from a personal name derived from gēr, gār ‘spear’ ( see Geary 2).3 Dutch: reduced form of van den Geer, a topographic name from geer ‘headland’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George D Geer in household of Levi S Geer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dewey Geer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dewey G Geer, "United States Census, 1940"

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