Mark Geriak1

#16704, (11 April 1902 - November 1983)


Catherine Galvin b. c 1910, d. 1943
He and Catherine Galvin appeared on the census at 1405 Albany Avenue, Brooklyn, New YorkG.2 
Birth*11 April 1902He was born on 11 April 1902 at Virden, Manitoba.1 
Marriage*17 June 1932He married Catherine Galvin, daughter of Denis Galvin and Hannah Deane, on 17 June 1932 at Brooklyn, New YorkG; (Catherine's mother, Hannah Flahive, witnessed the Petition For Naturalization.)1 
Death*November 1983He died in November 1983 at Fullerton, Orange Co., CaliforniaG, at age 81.3,4 


  1. [S1523] Petitions for Naturalization of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1865-1937; M1879, Record Group 21, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, online, Microfilm M1879, Roll 867, Petition 235513, imgs. 87-89/1566. Mark (aka Milka) Geriak. 1. Certificate of Arrival 2-116258, U.S. Dep't of Labor, Montral Canada Office, dated Jan 1931, arr. Suma, WA, 21 Sep 1910, via GNR. 2. Declaration of Intention No. 197231, Brooklyn NY, 22 Jun 1931 (with photo); Mark Geriak, age 29, unmarr., res. 285 Hawthorne St., Brooklyn NY, occ. linotype operator, British national, German ancestry; b. Virden, Manitoba, Canada, 11 Apr 1902; last foreign res. Port Honey, BC, Canada; entered US from Vancouver to Sumas WA, 21 Sep 1910, under the name of Milka Geriak, on the GNR. 3. Petition No. 235513, 28 Jul 1937, Brooklyn NY; Mark Geriak, res. 625 E. 43rd St., Brooklyn NY; occ. linotype operator, German ancestry, b. Virden Canada 11 Apr 1902; wife Catherine, b. NY NY 3 Nov 1910, same res., children James (b. 17 Sep 1934) and Thomas (b. 30 May 1936), both b. Brooklyn, same res.; last foreign res. Port Honey Canada, emigrated from Vancouver Caanada to Sumas WA, 21 Sep 1910, via GNR; res. of Lings County NY since 11 Aug 1929; witn. Catherine Geriak, housewife, 625 E. 43rd St., Brooklyn NY, and Hannah Flahive, housewife, 549 51st Ave., Long Island City NY. 4. Oath of Allegiance 11 Jan 1938, petition granted, cert. no. 4235743.
  2. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Mark (37), b. Canada, natlzd., res. NY in 1935, printing co. pressman; Catherine (30), b. NY, same place in 1935.
  3. [S16] Social Security Death Index, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online or, Mark Geriac, SSN 099-01-3714 (NY), b. 11 Apr 1902, d. Nov 1983, last res. Fullerton, Orange Co., CA.
  4. [S384] California Death Index, 1940-1997, online, Original data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, Mark Geriac, SSN 099-01-3714, b. Canada 11 Apr 1902, d. 14 Nov 1983, Orange Co., CA.