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Benjamin Harrison Gear
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1887
Montana
Labette County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1932
Galesburg
Neosho County
Kansas, USA

Son of George W and Elizabeth Gear.

Educated at Pittsburg Teachers college and taught school in western Kansas, then at Elk City, and following the last two years of teaching at Rosalia he lived with his family on his farm west of here.

Married to Inez Shiel Gear in 1919. Father of 2 sons; Roy and Don, and 3 daughters; Frances, Laura, and Vivien.

DATE: 11 Jul 1932, The Parsons Sun, Parsons, KS -
Former superintendent of Galesburg HS, was accidentally shot to death on his farm when he became entangled in a fence while apparently climbing it or going through it. He left home about 4:00pm and was found at 8:00pm by his wife and two neighbors. Mr. Gear was going to a pasture to get his milk cows and took his shotgun along to hunt on the way. Apparently he slipped and became entangled in the fence, causing the shotgun to be discharged. The charge entered his temple and he was killed instantly.
He was widely known and highly respected here. He was superintendent of the Galesburg schools two terms, 1926 and 1927, and during the last two years was superintendent of Rosalia, Ks. HS.



(Family) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Washington Gear (1839 - 1912)
  Elizabeth Hannah Parlett Gear (1853 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Inez B Shiell Gear (1891 - 1972)
 
 Children:
  Inez Vivienne Gear Stringer (1914 - 2007)*
 
 Siblings:
  William H Gear (1862 - 1929)**
  George W Gear (1864 - 1882)**
  Elizabeth Gear Findlay (1869 - 1941)**
  Anna Gear Beck (1874 - 1961)**
  Martha E Gear Wright (1882 - 1950)*
  Benjamin Harrison Gear (1887 - 1932)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Galesburg
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Sherry
Record added: Jun 09, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8894443
Benjamin Harrison Gear
Added by: Sherry
 
Benjamin Harrison Gear
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Benjamin Harrison Gear
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- John P. Birosak
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014

- s st
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014
so sorry you did the way you did. the Lord will take good care of you. peace be with you
- sandy from okc
 Added: Aug. 20, 2014
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