Robert Gearns

November 1878–
Michigan, United States

The Life of Robert

Robert Gearns was born in November 1878, in Michigan, United States as the son of Edward F Gearns and Margaret Healy. He lived in Kenockee Township, St. Clair, Michigan, United States for about 10 years.

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Edward F Gearns
Margaret Healy
Robert Gearns
Jennie Gearns
John Gearns
James Gearns
James Gearns
Edward Gearns
William Cornelius Gearns Sr
Mary Gearns
Mignele Gearns

Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Healy




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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 31

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

Irish: patronymic from Hearn 1.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Robert Gearns in household of Edward Gearns Sr., "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert Gearns in household of Edward Gearns, "United States Census, 1900"

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