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1870's Willard Geer & Mary Morey Geer CDV Photo, Berkshire County MA


On reverse: "Uncle Willard Geer & Aunt Mary" is handwritten in old pencil script at top. Photo type: Original Antique Victorian Carte de visite CDV Photograph. Photographer: Bulkley, 2292 & 2294 Third Avenue, New York & Kings County. (known to be photographer Eli E. Bulkley 1837-1913, also seen as E.E. Bulkley or EE Buckley)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Willard Franklin Geer 1835-1912 (Willard F. Geer)
His father: John Geer 1789–1891
His mother: Charlotte Wood Geer 1809–1837
His wife: Mary Esther Morey Geer 1840–1901
Half Siblings
Samuel Jarvis Geer, died 1886
William Mathias Geer 1812–1894
David H. Geer 1815–1900
Betsey Samantha Geer Crosier 1817–1869
Calvin Geer 1820–1893
John Wesley Geer 1827–1862
Sarah Jane Geer Hull 1847–1922

His 3 children with Mary Morey Geer:
1. Alice Lorella Geer Mecum 1860–1949 married Frank Mecum 1861–1940 and had 3 children, Howard Geer Mecum 1892–1971, Hazel Mecum 1896–1898, and Ethel Mecum 1905–1991.
2. Willis Franklin Geer 1862–1937 (also seen as Willis Frank Geer) married Mary Monahan Geer born 1860. Their 3 children were Frank J.F. Geer born 1890, John J. Geer born 1892, and Conantine Geer.
3. Carrie Bell Geer Smithies 1863–1937 (Caroline Bell Geer) married Thomas Smithies 1855–1936 and had 2 children: Horace Frank Smithies born 1882 and Harry Clement Smithies born 1886.

U.S. Civil War Draft Registrations Records 1863-1865 about Willard F Geer
Residence: Washington, Massachusetts
Age on 1 July 1863: 27
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: Massachusetts

1880 United States Federal Census about Willard Geer
Age: 44
Birth Year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1880: Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary E. Geer (Mary Geer)
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members Name Age:
Willard Geer 44
Mary E. Geer 40
Alice Geer 19
Willis Geer 18
Carrie Geer 16

Willard Franklin Geer in the Massachusetts Town & Vital Records 1620-1988
Name: Willard Franklin Geer
Event Type: Death
Birth Date: abt 1835
Death Date: 15 Nov 1912
Death Place: Becket, Massachusetts
Death Age: 77
Father Name: John Geer
Mother Name: Charlotte Wood Geer

Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Name: Mary E Geer Morey
Age: 61
Birth date: 1840
Birth place: Canada, Connecticut (we are unsure what this means)
Death date: 22 Mar 1901
Death place: Becket, Massachusetts, USA
Father: Calvin Morey
Mother: Harriet Toby Morey

Massachusetts State Census, 1855
Calvin Morey 54 her father
Harriet Morey 51 her mother
Philander T Morey 21 her brother
William C Morey 18 brother
Mary E Morey 16 (self, this photo)
Morella H Morey 11 (Morella Morey)

This beautiful Geer and Morey family photo was found in Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts. A beautiful old 1870's clearly signed CDV image of a very charismatic couple in crisp and rich sepia tones, and taken by a skilled photographer. Original, rare and beautiful. This family must have lived or visited New York City in this time period.

Size: 2.5 by 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy       Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)

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