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George Lee Geary


Posted By: Marlene Skalberg (email)
Date: 9/23/2015 at 16:30:42

George Geary was born in 1871 in Iowa to Isaac Geary and Margaret Ann Azlein.
He was united in marriage to Margaret Brown November 11, 1897, at St. Joseph, Missouri and came to Iowa not quite a year later. To Mr. and Mrs. Geary, five children were born. Mrs. Geary leaves her husband and four children, one daughter, Edna, having preceded her in death. the surviving children are Mrs. Harold Davis, Mrs. Caleb Erskins, Jesse Geary, and Mrs. Leslie Hoselton. He died in 1942 in Corning, Adams County, Iowa and is buried in the Prairie Rose Cemetery.
A number from our midst attended the funeral of George Geary at the Corning Baptist church Thursday afternoon and burial in Prairie Rose Cemetery. Most sincere sympathy from Quincy friends to the bereaved family.
Adams County Free Press, September 10, 1942, page 21

George Lee Geary
Although in poor health for many years, the sudden death of George Geary of Quincy, Monday, came as a shock to his relatives and many friends. Mr. Geary had not been complaining any more than usual and was about the place as usual Monday afternoon. He made the customary trip to the mail box and was found 1:30 in an unconscious condition in the shade of the grape arbor. Mr. Geary had suffered several heart attacks in the past and it is presumed that he suffered a sudden attack and sought the shade of the grape vines. He passed away shortly after being removed to the house.
Geo. Lee Geary was born in Johnson County, Iowa, November 17, 1871, and died Monday August 31, 1942 and was aged 72 years, 9 months and 14 days. He was the son of Isaac Geary and Margaret Ann Azlein. When George was still a young child, the family moved to Missouri.
On November 11, 1897, he was married at St. Joseph, Missouri to Miss Margaret Brown. Mrs. Geary passed away in 1928. To this union five children were born; on daughter, Edna, passing away at the age of 10 years. The surviving children are Jess Geary, Mrs. Gladys B. Davis of Quincy, Mrs. Marie Erskins of Corning and Mrs. Blanche Hoselton at Wahoo, Nebraska.
The surviving brothers and sisters are Ben Geary of Worthington, Minnesota, Sam Geary of Prescott, Mrs. Ed Bridge of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mrs. Elmer Crisp of Quincy and Mrs. Will Harlow of Brooks. He has been a resident of Adams county for about (unreadable) years.
Adams County Free Press, 3 September 1942


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