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 - E. W.Geery Is Dead Well Known Contractor Rode...
E. W.Geery Is Dead Well Known Contractor Rode into lola oh a Bicycle hilt Lived To See Many Homes Erected Under His Supervision Eugene W. Geery, contractor who is credited with having built a considerable share of the modern homes in lola died at his suburban home today. He had been in failing health for five or six years, but his death came unexpectedly. The luneral will l>e held Saturday at 10 a. m. in the Sleeper service rooms, conducted by Maurice Humes. Mr. Geery had beefa well known here ever since he rode into town on a bicycle the day the Maine was blown up in Havana harbor in 1898. He pedaled his way to lola from Richards. Mo., and a year later married Bertha Gorrell of LaHarpe. He became a • contractor and builder, and his family estimated he built possibly as many as 20 per cent of the home.s in the entire town. as by in to be When^ iTis health failed, he dis- j _ _ meeting posed of his interests in town and moved to a home in the country. He was the father of three sons, Royal, and Paul of lola; Gilbert of Salina; and a daughter. Mrs. Lj-ndith Bark-! ley of Houston, survives him. The entire family

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  1. Iola Daily Register And Evening News,
  2. 24 Jan 1935, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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