Raymond A. Geer saved Loretta L. Herr from being killed by a train, Corning, New York, August 3, 1914. Loretta, 7, walked onto a track ahead of a train that was running 40 m.p.h. Geer, 33, ticket agent, ran 30 feet to her and on across the track, picking her up as he ran. The train was only a foot or two from him when he cleared its path. 13959-1315
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Raymond Alfred Geer, nearly a lifelong resident of Wellsville, N.Y., died at his home on April 16, 1941.
Geer was born on Nov. 8, 1881, a son of Charles and Ruth Geer. With the exception of six years in Andover, N.Y., he had been a lifelong resident of Wellsville. Geer was married on Jan. 19, 1905, to Nellie Hanks. The couple had three sons, Paul, Edwin, and Raymond.
Geer was a member of the Christian Temple. Services were held at Mr. Geer’s home with the Rev. Charles Kemp officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.
(Edited from an obituary in the Wellsville Daily Reporter, April 16, 1941.)