Grover Cleveland Bob Geary

15 July 1899–19 March 1978 (Age 78)
White, Saltlick Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Grover Cleveland Bob

When Grover Cleveland Bob Geary was born on 15 July 1899, in White, Saltlick Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Wilson Samuel Geary, was 26 and his mother, Catherine Miranda Sheppard, was 21. He married Charlotte M Vandyke about 1924. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and South Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 19 March 1978, in Madison, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Madison Union Cemetery, Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Grover Cleveland Bob Geary
Charlotte M Vandyke
Marriage: about 1924
Marion Samuel Bud Geary
Jesse Earl Geary
Sarah Roberta Geary
Edward Van Dyke Ed Geary

Spouse and Children

about 1924


    Marion Samuel Bud Geary


    Jesse Earl Geary


    Sarah Roberta Geary


    Edward Van Dyke Ed Geary


Parents and Siblings


    Catherine Miranda Sheppard





    Baby Boy Geary



    Jesse Albert Geary


    James Earnest Geary


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 6

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 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cleveland Geary in household of Wilson Geary, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grover C Geary, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cleveland Geary in household of Wilson Geary, "United States Census, 1900"

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