Arthur B. Geer

19 January 1893–August 1954 (Age 61)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Arthur B.

When Arthur B. Geer was born on 19 January 1893, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, John Geer, was 42 and his mother, Catharine Geer, was 41. He married Mildred May Whittemore on 22 June 1945, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States in 1910 and Weehawken Township, Hudson, New Jersey, United States in 1915. He died in August 1954, in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 61.

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Arthur B. Geer
Mildred May Whittemore
Marriage: 22 June 1945
Julia Geer

Spouse and Children


    Mildred May Whittemore


22 June 1945
Maine, United States


    Julia Geer


Parents and Siblings

    John Geer


    Catharine Geer




    Josgood Geer


    Howard M Geer


    Mary Geer



World Events (8)


Age 1

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Arthur Geer in household of J O Geer, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Arthur Geer in household of J O Geer, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Arthur Geer in household of John Geer, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"

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