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John Alva Gearhart

Male 1872 - 1948  (75 years)


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  • Name John Alva Gearhart 
    Buried Aug 1848  Colo Cemetery, Colo, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 22 Aug 1872  Colo, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Aug 1948  Colo, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I204  Swier-Huff Family Tree
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2017 

    Father Conrad Langdon Gearhart,   b. 8 Mar 1838, Newark, Licking County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1899, Collins, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Frances Cook,   b. 26 Jun 1839, Licking County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1923, Maxwell, Story County, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 19 Dec 1858  Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F42  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aug 1848 - Colo Cemetery, Colo, Story County, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Aug 1872 - Colo, Story County, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Aug 1948 - Colo, Story County, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Alva Gearhart's wife Hattie composed the following song titled "Cook-Gearhart Theme Song" for Gearhart-Cook family reunions (sung to the tune of "Beautiful Ohio"), dated 1937:

      The Cooks and the Gearharts meet here each year
      To renew the friendships that we hold so dear.
      We look forward to coming with our baskets filled
      To a full day of joy and thrill.

      Beautiful Ohio in my dreams used to be,
      Beautiful Ohio in my dreams I see.
      Beautiful Ohio in dreams again I see,
      Visions of what used to be.

      But we will not forget the ones who come
      To the country now that is of tall corn fame,
      To lay the foundation for me and for you
      To their mem'ry we will be true.

      Beautiful Ohio in my dreams used to be,
      Beautiful Ohio in my dreams I see.
      Beautiful Ohio in dreams again I see,
      Visions of what used to be.

      Also, of Mrs. Gearhart's composition, titled "Gearhart-Cook Reunion Song," the following song to the tune of "Dear Hearts and Gentle People":

      We love those Gearharts and the Cooks too,
      Who come from miles around.
      Because those dear hearts and gentle people,
      Will never let you down.
      We come to visit and follow tradition,
      Just like we've done for years.
      We love those dear hearts and gentle people,
      Who share our joys, our dreams, and tears.
      You are so welcome each time that you return,
      That our happy hearts keep laughing like clowns.
      We love those Gearharts and the Cooks too,
      Who live and love in our home towns. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] The Cook Book, Evelyn Cook Hall, 123-124 (Reliability: 2), 1975.