May A Geist (1915 - 2000)

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May A Geist
1915 - 2000
updated February 06, 2019
May A Geist was born on January 31, 1915. She died on September 10, 2000 at 85 years of age. We know that May A Geist had been residing in Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona.


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National Memorial Cemetery Of Arizona Section 18C Site 25, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, in Phoenix, Arizona



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Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona


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Branch of service: Us Air Force
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Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea, Vietnam

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May A Geist died on September 10, 2000 at 85 years of age. She was buried in National Memorial Cemetery Of Arizona Section 18C Site 25, Phoenix, Arizona. She was born on January 31, 1915. We are unaware of information about May's surviving family. We know that May A Geist had been residing in Peoria, Maricopa County, Arizona.
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In 1915, in the year that May A Geist was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

In 1931, at the age of 16 years old, May was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1961, by the time she was 46 years old, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1978, at the age of 63 years old, May was alive when on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1995, she was 80 years old when on September 3rd, eBay was founded in San Jose California. Beginning as simply a place for Pierre Omidyar's girlfriend (now wife) to share her Pez passion and collection online, the site has become a multibillion-dollar business and operates in 30 countries.

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Pauline Geist
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Pearle Geist
Feb 14, 1896 - Apr 16, 1990
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Doyle D Geist
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Hobe Sound, FL
Magdalena Geist
Feb 19, 1892 - June 1972
Cleveland, Ohio
Eva R Geist
Sep 28, 1953 - Nov 7, 2003
Salem, OH
Ernest W Geist
Apr 2, 1897 - Jun 24, 1990
August M Geist
Aug 3, 1918 - Sep 3, 2001
Alliance, OH
Margaret E Geist
Dec 31, 1915 - Feb 12, 2006
Cambridge, OH
Otto Geist
Nov 10, 1889 - July 1978
New London, Ohio
Lyndon Geist
Dec 12, 1920 - December 1983
Richfield, Ohio
Russell F Geist
Sep 19, 1926 - Aug 15, 1996
Salem, OH
Lavern Geist
Jan 13, 1928 - March 1977
Frances A Geist
Jun 9, 1911 - Oct 14, 2001
Fort Myers, FL
Katherine Geist
Sep 25, 1907 - May 1973
Columbus, Ohio
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Piqua, Ohio

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