Charles Anthony Geist

5 July 1878–26 December 1945 (Age 67)
Chapman, Dickinson, Kansas, United States

The Life 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 B. Smith on 4 September 1907. 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.

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Charles Anthony Geist
Ethel B. Smith
Marriage: 4 September 1907
Janette Geist

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4 September 1907


    Janette Geist


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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.
1881 · Denver becomes State Capitol

Age 3

On Nov 8 1881, Denver becomes the state capitol, due to an economic boom the city experienced in the 1880s.
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

1 German: metonymic occupational name for a goatherd or nickname for a stubborn person, from Middle High German geiz ‘goat’.2 German: habitational name for someone who lived in 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.3 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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Sources (3)

  • C A Geist, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles A Geist, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles A Geist, "United States Census, 1930"

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