Thomas Geary

18 August 1854–29 September 1914 (Age 60)
Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Geary was born on 18 August 1854, in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Geary, was 22 and his mother, Emma Newbold, was 24. He died on 29 September 1914, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Henry Geary
1832–1907
Emma Newbold
1830–1911
Thomas Geary
1854–1914
Harriet Geary
1856–1929
Emma Geary
1859–
Jane Geary
1861–
Henry Geary
1862–1953
Jane Geary
1863–
Joseph Geary
1865–1941
Selina Geary
1869–1969
William W Geary
1872–1926
Selina Geary
1875–1947

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 16

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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 (2)

  • Thomas Geary, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Thomas Geary, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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