John Flinchbaugh Geesey
(1837-1900)
Rebecca Peeling
(1840-1932)
Purd Allen Geesey
(1868-1949)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Nora Anna Beecher

Purd Allen Geesey 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 4 Oct 1868, York, York, PA 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Nora Anna Beecher on 20 Aug 1891 in York, York, PA 1
  • Died: 29 Dec 1949, York, York, PA at age 81 3 4 6
  • Buried: 1 Jan 1950, York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 3 4 6 7

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 9 The 1900 census recorded at 314 S. Queen St.: Purd A. Geesey, salesman, 31, born Oct 1868, living with wife Anna H., 28, Apr 1872; Claude L, 5, Jun 1894; Roy L., 3, Sep 1897; and Nora H., 4 months old, Jan 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in York County, Pennsylvania, except Anna H. and her parents in Adams County, Pennsylvania. The census column indicates Anna had birthed 4 children and 3 were alive in 1900. Purd and Anna were married for 9 years.

2. Residence: 314 S. Queen St., York, PA on 23 Jul 1910 in York, York, PA. 10

3. Residence: 314 S. Queen St., York, PA on 12 Sep 1918 in York, York, PA. 11

4. Census in 1920 in York, York, PA. 12 The 1920 census recorded at 315 S. Queen St.: Purd A. Geesey, secretary in fire insurance co., 52, living with wife Anna, 47; Roy L., notary public in own office, 22; Nora I., book keeper in gas co. office, 20; John E., 17; and Martha R., 13. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1930 in York, York, PA. 13 The 1930 census recorded at 315 S. Queen St.: Purd A. Geesey, secretary in fire insurance co., 62, living with wife Anna, 57; and son John E., assistant superintendent at gas manufactory, 27, single. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Newspaper: Dinner for Couple Married 57 Years, 11 Sep 1948, York, York, PA. 14 (photo of Mr. and Mrs. Purd A. Geesey)

Dinner for Couple Married 57 Years

Mr. and Mrs. Purd A. Geesey, 30 South Rockburn street, were tendered a dinner recently in observance of their 57th wedding anniversery. The couple was married by the late Rev. Dr. George W. Enders in Christ Lutheran church parsonage on Aug. 30, 1891. Mrs. Geesey was the former Miss Nora Annie Beecher of York. Mr. Geesey has been associated with the Southern Mutal Fire Insurance company for the past 48 years. He has been its secretary for many years. Those who attended the dinner at Hotel Yorktowne, included Mr. and Mrs. John E. Geesey and son Jack; Mr. and Mrs. George F. Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Stein, Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Geesey and deaughter Jeanette; Dr. Adolph Neupauer, of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Purd A. Geesey, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dellinger, Mrs. Nora S. Kunkel, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Schriver and Mr. and Mrs. J. Ray Zarfoss and daughter Linda Sue.

7. Cause of Death: hepatic cirrhosis, 29 Dec 1949, York, York, PA. 4

8. Occupation: secretary of Southern Mutual Fire Insurance Co. On 29 Dec 1949 in York, York, PA. 4

9. Residence: 30 S. Rockburn St., York, PA on 29 Dec 1949 in York, York, PA. 4

10. Obituary: Gazette and Daily: obituary of Purd Allen Geesey on 31 Dec 1949 in York, York, PA. 6 GEESEY -- On Dec. 29, 1949 at 1:40 p.m. at his residence, Purd Allen Geesey, husband of Nora Beecher Geesey, 30 South Rockburn street, York, aged 81 years, 2 months, 25 days.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Etzweiler Funeral home, 1111 East Market street, York. Interment in Prospect hill cemetery.
Friends may call at the Etzweiler Funeral home, York, on Saturday evening from 7 to 9.

11. Newspaper: York Gazette and Daily: Funeral of Purd Allan Geesey, 3 Jan 1950, York, York, PA. 7 Funeral services were held for Purd Allan Geesey, husband of Nora Beecher Geesey, 30 South Rockburn street, who died Dec. 29 at his residence, at Etzweiler Funeral home, Sunday afternoon. Rev. H. Walter Webner, pastor of Advent Lutheran church, officiated.
Pallbearers were J. Ray Zarfoss, G. Bruce Wagner, Dr. A. H. Newbauer, Paul H. Fissel, Spergeon E. Hunt and Charles A. Stine.
Interment in Prospect Hill cemetery.


Purd married Nora Anna Beecher, daughter of George Calvin Beecher and Martha Savilla Eicholtz, on 20 Aug 1891 in York, York, PA.1 (Nora Anna Beecher was born on 2 Apr 1873 in McKnightstown, Adams, PA,15 16 17 18 died on 25 Aug 1951 in York, York, PA 16 17 and was buried on 28 Aug 1951 in York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 16 17 18.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMK-M8S Purd A. Geesey and Annie Beecher, 20 Aug 1891; citing York, Pennsylvania, United States, v K p 77 cn 4589; FHL microfilm 22141.

2 Records of Sharon Nickol Swope (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol).

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100159180.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 109369. Purd Allen Geesey. Father John E. Geesey. Mother Rebecca Peeling. Spouse Nora Beecher.

5 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 13 May 1939, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Martha S. Beecher.

6 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 31 Dec 1949, page 29. Obituary of Purd Allen Geesey.

7 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 3 Jan 1950, page 26. Funeral of Purd Allan Geesey.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 32290. Martha Rebecca Geesey. Father Purd A. Geesey. Mother Annie Beecher.

9 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3HH-N89 A. Purd Geesey, District 1 York city Ward 10, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 2A, family 36.

10 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 72468. Claude L. Geesey. Father Purd A. Geesey. Mother Anna N. Beecher.

11 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K623-XP2 Rory Leon Geesey, 1917-1918; citing York City no 2, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,927,0.

12 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: York Ward 10, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1669; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 136; Image: 839.

13 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: York, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2167; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0111; Image: 621.0; FHL microfilm: 2341901.

14 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Newpaper photo and clipping of Mr. and Mrs. Purd A Geesey 57th Anniversary found in library's Beecher surname folder, newspaper name not cited.

15 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, Family History Library Film 1255085, NA Film Number T9-1085 Page 27A.

16 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100159178.

17 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 72246. Nora Anna Geesey. Father Calvin Beecher. Mother Martha Eicholtz.

18 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Newpaper clipping for Mrs. Nora A Geesey found in library's Beecher surname folder, newspaper name not cited.



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