Gretchen Gwendolyn Geyer

21 February 1907–9 April 1990 (Age 83)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Gretchen Gwendolyn

When Gretchen Gwendolyn Geyer was born on 21 February 1907, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, her father, Wright Geyer, was 40 and her mother, Frances Jeanette Nichols, was 36. She married Roy Courtney Hol on 9 August 1924, in Boone, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 9 April 1990, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83.

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Roy Courtney Hol
Gretchen Gwendolyn Geyer
Marriage: 9 August 1924
Robert Alvin Hol

Spouse and Children

9 August 1924
Boone, Indiana, United States


    Robert Alvin Hol


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 3

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a greedy or rapacious person, from Middle High and Middle Low German gīr(e) ‘large bird of prey’, ‘vulture’. Some early examples may be a habitational name from houses bearing the sign of a bird of prey or from a place named Geyer near Zwickau, in Saxony, which is probably ultimately from the same word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gretchen Geyer in household of D Wright Geyer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gretchen Geger in household of Wright Geger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gretchen Gwendolyn Geyer, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"

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