Sophia Ann Geary

Brief Life History of Sophia Ann

When Sophia Ann Geary was born on 10 June 1853, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, John Thomas Geary, was 30 and her mother, Sophia Fryer, was 23. She married Daniel Richey Page on 12 April 1876, in Pinto, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 14 August 1934, in Pinto, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pinto, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Richey Page
Sophia Ann Geary
Marriage: 12 April 1876
Robert Geary Page
Amy Sophia Page
John Geary Page
Eva Geary Page
Dettie Geary Page
Golda Geary Page
Daniel Geary Page

Sources (44)

  • Sophia Willis in household of Sophia Willis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1854: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1856: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1862: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1866: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Washington, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Irish (Cork): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gadhra ‘descendant of Gadhra’ (see O'Gara ).

Irish: alternatively, possibly a shortened form of McGeary .

English: from the Old French personal name Geri, ancient Germanic Geric, from gēr ‘spear’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’.

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

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Story Highlight

Letter written by John Thomas Geary to his daughter, Sophia

COPY OF LETTER WRITTEN BY JOHN THOMAS GEARY TO HIS DAUGHTER, SOPHIA Great Salt Lake City July 22, 1866 My Dear Sophia, I was very glad to receive your letter, but am sorry to say, I am not able to …

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