|Birth: ||Jun. 28, 1881|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1916|
Clyde L. Geach, youngest child of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (Banner) Geach
From: Jackson Citizen Press, Jackson, Michigan. Friday, July 13, 1916
JACKSON MAN'S BODY FOUND FLOATING IN THE DETROIT RIVER
Clyde Geach, Insurance Agent, Left Here Week Ago to Go Into Business in Pontiac.
Recently Finished Term in the Workhouse for Being a Tippler.
The body of a well-dressed man, found floating in the Detroit river near the Mama Juda light house Thursday by C. J. Price, keeper of the lighthouse in Wyandotte, has been identified as that of Clyde Geach of Jackson, an insurance salesman, who was recently placed on Probation by Judge Parkingson for being a drunkard and tippler, third offense.
Left Home Week Ago
Thursday night the local police received a telephone message from Wyandotte telling of the finding of the body and of a message written on Western Union telegraph blank and addressed to Mrs. Clyde Geach, of Jackson. The message said, "Wire me $100 to the Metropole hotel in Detroit." Mrs. Geach, who resides at 219 Summitt avenue, was informed of the finding of the body and the message and expressed the belief that the body was that of her husband, who left home a week ago to go to Pontiac to establish himself in the insurance business. She stated that she would go to Wyandotte this morning in an effort to identify the body. but according to word received from Detroit the identification was made by two Jackson men, Ralph P. Stull and G. D. Parker.
Often Arrested as Drunkard
Geach was 35 years of age and was regarded a man of considerable mental ability with the misfortune of being unable to control his appetite for liquor. He has been before Police Judge Dalhem on numerous occasions for being drunk, and the court finally ceased to be lenient and this spring sent him to the Detroit house of correction for sixty-five days when he pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkard and tippler, second offense. A few days after his release from the house of correction he was again arrested in a drunken condition and was taken before Judge Parkinsons on a charge of drunkard and tippler, third offense, the court placing him on probation for a period of one year.
Formerly Lived in Albion
Geach, prior to the coming to Jackson,was a resident of Albion and has often stated that he was studying law with the intention of some day practicing this profession, which he seemed to regard highly, despite his unfortunate experience with the law.
While the manner in which he came to his death in the river is unknown, it is believed that he probably went to Detroit to attend the salesmanship congress and met his death by accident.
Thomas Geach (1827 - 1897)
Mary Elizabeth Banner Geach (1834 - 1911)
Marie Alvira Reynolds Geach (1882 - 1966)*
Geralda Elizabeth Geach (1906 - 1990)*
Maynard Geach (1908 - 1908)*
Clyde Richard Geach (1917 - 1990)*
Bruce B. Geach (1851 - 1929)**
Clarrissa Geach (1852 - 1877)**
Jeno C. Geach (1854 - 1922)**
Eunice Geach (1856 - 1932)**
Emma Geach (1866 - 1866)*
Nora Belle Geach Maynard (1867 - 1937)*
William Harrison Geach (1869 - 1902)*
Charles Clemet Geach (1873 - 1939)*
Howard Thomas Geach (1875 - 1926)*
Clyde L. Geach (1881 - 1916)
Maple Grove Cemetery
Plot: Section 5, Lot 146
Created by: Charles R. Geach
Record added: Mar 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18410519