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Jerome Bonaparte Greer, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1848
Johnson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1946
Santa Clara
Santa Clara County
California, USA

According to family story the surname was spelled Grier originally. The spelling was changed some time when the family was in Missouri after splitting off from the Grier family due to a conflict of some kind.

In the summer Jerome and Achsah would drive their car with the doors open. I have heard Achsah would swing her feet out the door because the floorboard was hot on her feet. When gg grandpa was ready to pass (he had quite the lead foot and had seen his share of accidents) he would tell gg grandma "Close the door Mom, we're going to pass this bird"

Jerome is the son of Jerome Bonaparte Greer Sr and Matilda Jane Blair. He came to OR from Missouri in 1852 over the Oregon Trail. The family settled in and around Salem, OR for a time, coming to CA sometime between 1862 and 1873. He married Achsah Sherman 1 Jan 1873 in CA. They had 5 children: Clarence, William, Florence, Warren and Harold, they survived Clarence who died in infancy and is buried with them and Warren who died in the influenza epidemic of 1918 and is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. Jerome was a horse team driver and trainer for the Sherman Circus (which was owned and operated by his brother-in-law John Sherman), a wharfinger at the Oakland pier, owned a prune ranch from 1916 until retirement in 1934. It was located in San Martin, CA, no evidence of it is left today due to the building of homes. He died at the home of his only daughter Florence, 1712 Fremont Street in Santa Clara.

Jerome was also a very good domino player and and avid baseball fan along with his wife. When the season was over he would invite the town baseball team (not sure what team) over for dinner.

Note: According to Jerome's death certificate he was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose where many of my relatives are laid to rest. He was buried there from the time he passed until sometime after his wife died. There are records at the cemetery office that show he was moved to Pacheco Cemetery and laid to rest next to his wife and son Clarence and I have been to Pacheco, he is indeed there.

At the time of his death it is said he was the oldest living Mason. 
Family links: 
  Jerome Bonaparte Greer (1812 - 1905)
  Matilda Jane Blair Greer (1817 - 1890)
  Achsah Sherman Greer (1854 - 1952)*
  Clarence Greer (1874 - 1876)*
  William Eugene Greer (1875 - 1963)*
  Florence May Greer Belway (1877 - 1975)*
  Warren Everett Greer (1880 - 1918)*
  Harold Hamilton Greer (1889 - 1962)*
  Alexander Greer (1834 - 1890)*
  Mary Louisa Greer Forward (1837 - 1923)*
  Jerome Bonaparte Greer (1848 - 1946)
  Cornelia Emmaline Greer Cunningham (1852 - 1915)*
  Avarilla W. Greer Caven (1853 - 1943)*
  Frances Greer Southard (1861 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Pacheco Cemetery & Crematory
Contra Costa County
California, USA
Plot: Historical Hill 2, Section E
Maintained by: Hannah
Originally Created by: Megan
Record added: Feb 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13395252
Jerome Bonaparte Greer, Jr
Added by: Hannah
Jerome Bonaparte Greer, Jr
Added by: Hannah
Jerome Bonaparte Greer, Jr
Added by: Hannah
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Great Great Grandpa, I have so enjoyed getting to know you with doing our family history, I only wish I had met you in person.
- Hannah
 Added: Mar. 16, 2013

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