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Eleanor Marie Atherton

Female 1938 - 2005  (67 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Marie Atherton 
    Born 02 Jul 1938  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1940  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1957  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    History Her obituary read, "Eleanor M. Geikie Musician ORANGE- Eleanor M. Atherton Geikie, 67, of 18 Hamilton Avenue, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at St. Vincent's Hospital-Worcester Medical Center, Worcester, following an illness.

    Born in Orange on July 2, 1938, she was a daughter of George E. and Dorothy M.. Rogers Atherton and lived all her life in Orange. She attended Orange Elementary schools and graduated from Orange High School in 1956. She was married to Frank Geikie Jr., and enjoyed thirty eight years of marriage until his death on December 9, 1995. A longtime employee of the L. S. Starrett Company in Athol for over 25 years, she retired in 2000.

    She loved music all her life, was a longtime member of the Orange Community Band, played the saxophone and enjoyed the Pioneer Brass as well as the Petersham Brass Band. She was a longtime supporter of the Mahar Rahjahas, the parent support group for the music department. Eleanor served as a Den Mother for Cub Scouts for several years. She also had been one of the founders of Boy Scout Troop 1837. A member of the Orange Central Congregational Church and was a friend of the First Universalist Church in Orange also.

    Survivors include a son, Glenn T. Geikie of North Attleboro; daughters, Cara M. Deane of Orange, and Lisa D. Jean of East Berlin, PA; grandchildren, Aubree Deane and Kyle Deane of Orange, Samantha Geikie of Fallbrook, CA, Jeffrey Geikie and Kellsey Geikie of North Attleboro, and Abbey Jean of East Berlin, PA; and her fiance, Richard Valley Besides her husband Frank, she was predeceased by a son, Bruce M. Geikie in 1997 and a brother, Ernest Atherton in 1982 and another brother, Alton Atherton.

    Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, October 8, 2005 at 10:00AM in Witty's Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange. The Rev. Vance E. Frank will officiate. Interment will follow in South Cemetery, Orange. Calling hours will be held on Friday evening, October 7th from 6-8PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to the Orange Community Band, c/o Richard Tandy, 30 Burrill Ave., Orange, mA 01364 or to the Orange Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 298, Orange, mA 01364. Witty's Funeral Home, Orange, is directing the arrangements. Guest register and directions available at www.wittyfuneralhome.com.
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      [5
    SSN 033-28-4410  [2
    Died 04 Oct 2005  Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I144  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Peter, Tribe of Samuel
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2016 

    Father George Ernest Atherton,   b. 07 Mar 1908, Gill, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1988, Marion County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Dorothy M. Harvey,   b. About 1913, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1933 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frank Geikie, Jr.,   b. 3 Apr 1931, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1995, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 04 May 1957  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Agency: Central Congregational Church 
    Children 
     1. Bruce Michael Geikie, CPO USN,   b. 05 Mar 1959, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1997, Riverside County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [Birth]
     2. Glenn Timothy Geikie
    +3. Cara Marie Geikie
     4. daughter Geikie
    Last Modified 13 May 2014 
    Family ID F107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Jul 1938 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded, age 1, while living with her parents. - 1940 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1957 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Agency: Central Congregational Church - 04 May 1957 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Oct 2005 - Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S388] Delvee Historian. Delvee Family Records 1887 - 1988, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1988).

    2. [S83] Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    3. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).

    4. [S846] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Athol, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1957

    5. [S807] Obituary of Eleanor M. Geikie, (Provided by Witty's Funeral Home ).