Charles Anthony Geist

Male5 July 1878–26 December 1945

Brief Life History of Charles Anthony

When Charles Anthony Geist was born on 5 July 1878, in Chapman, Dickinson, Kansas, United States, his father, William J. Geist, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Ann Shoffner, was 30. He married Ethel Vivian Smith on 5 September 1907, in Brooklyn, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Fremont, Colorado, United States in 1935 and Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 26 December 1945, at the age of 67, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

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Charles Anthony Geist
Nina Pearl Smith
Marriage: 28 June 1913
Paul Henry Geist
Raymond A Geist
Ruth M Geist

Sources (15)

  • Charles Geist in household of W J Geist, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Chas A Geist, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Charles Anthony Geist, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1913Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 3

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries: 1889: Cheyenne, Colorado, United States

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 18

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    German: in most cases a distorted form of Geiss ‘goat’, a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd or nickname for a stubborn person, from Middle High German geiz ‘goat’.

    German: topographic or habitational name referring to a house marked by the sign of the Holy Spirit (normally depicted as a dove), from Middle High German geist ‘spirit’. Both Geist and Heilgeist occur as house signs in Frankfurt am Main in the mid 14th century.

    North German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of barren sandy soil, Middle Low German gēst.

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

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