Elizabeth C. Geary

1902–1993 (Age 91)
Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elizabeth C.

When Elizabeth C. Geary was born on 17 March 1902, in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Philip E Geary, was 25 and her mother, Veronica Kress, was 24. She married Donald John Punke on 8 November 1922, in Jefferson, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died on 5 November 1993, in Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States.

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Elizabeth C. Geary
Donald John Punke
Marriage: 8 November 1922
Elizabeth Louise Punke
Donald Punke Jr

Spouse & Children

8 November 1922
Jefferson, Ohio, United States


  • Elizabeth Louise Punke


  • Male1936–2000Male

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 3

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gadhra ‘descendant of Gadhra’ ( see O’Gara ). See also McGeary .2 English: from a personal name derived from Germanic gēr, gār ‘spear’, a short form of any of various compound names with this as a first element ( see, for example Garrett ).3 English: nickname for a wayward or capricious person, from Middle English ge(a)ry ‘fickle’, ‘changeable’, ‘passionate’ (a derivative of gere ‘fit of passion’, apparently a Scandinavian borrowing).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth C Punke in household of Donald J Punke, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth Geary in household of Phillip Geary, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elizabeth Geary in household of Phillip A Geary, "United States Census, 1920"

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