Louie Annie Geater was born at Cape Town in 1890. Geater is a Suffolk name and her father, Arthur, was born in Saxmunham and lived in Little Glimham. He was a draper by trade and he married Annie Heffer who came from a farming family near Gatwick in Sussex. They emigrated to South Africa in the early 1880's, settling in Camps Bay, then a beachside community on the outskirts of Cape Town. Louie was one of five siblings, having three brothers and one sister, all of whom were born at the Cape.

 

There are still many Geaters living at the Cape today, mostly still in and around Camps Bay. If any of you read this and would like to elaborate on these rather sparse facts, add any further content, or correct anything you think I might have misrepresented in Louie and Eric's story, I would be delighted to hear from you.

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