Benjamin Franklin Geyer

12 October 1906–22 June 1961 (Age 54)
Bentonville, Benton, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Geyer was born on 12 October 1906, in Bentonville, Benton, Arkansas, United States, his father, William Andrew Geyer, was 22 and his mother, Antonia Kendrick, was 32. He married Mabel Lucinda Justice on 3 December 1928. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 22 June 1961, in Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Trentwood, City of Spokane Valley, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Geyer
Mabel Lucinda Justice
Marriage: 3 December 1928
Patricia Ellen Geyer

Spouse and Children

3 December 1928


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World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1907 · Pike's Market

Age 1

Pike’s Market is one of the oldest still working farmer’s markets in the US. It is located in Seattle’s central business district, just north of Belltown , and southwest of central waterfront and Elliott Bay. One of the attractions there is the gum wall. 
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 16

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

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)

  • Ben F Geyer in household of William A Geyer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Benjemen F Geyer in household of Andy Geyer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ben Geyer in household of Wade Geyer, "United States Census, 1940"

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