George Harold Geyer

29 January 1904–24 February 1977 (Age 73)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of George Harold

When George Harold Geyer was born on 29 January 1904, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, his father, Wright Geyer, was 37 and his mother, Frances Jeanette Nichols, was 33. He married Mable Lorraine Allen on 8 August 1925, in Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 24 February 1977, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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George Harold Geyer
Mable Lorraine Allen
Marriage: 8 August 1925
George Allen Geyer

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    Mable Lorraine Allen


8 August 1925
Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 9

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 22

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a greedy or rapacious person, from Middle High and Middle Low German gīr(e) ‘large bird of prey’, ‘vulture’. Some early examples may be a habitational name from houses bearing the sign of a bird of prey or from a place named Geyer near Zwickau, in Saxony, which is probably ultimately from the same word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Geyer in household of Wright Geyer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Geyer in household of D Wright Geyer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George Geger in household of Wright Geger, "United States Census, 1910"

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