Male, US, born 1885-11-12, died 1956-10-09

Associated with the firms network

Farquhar, Robert D., Architect; Hibbard and Gerity, Architects; Hibbard, Gerity and Kerton, Architects; Kegley and Gerity, Architects; Mead and Requa, Architects; Stanton, Reed and Hibbard, Architects; Winslow, Carleton Monroe, Sr., Architect

Professional History


Draftsman, [William E.] Fisher and [Arthur A.] Fisher, Architects, Denver, CO, 1910-1911;

Draftsman, Robert Farquahar, Architect, Los Angeles, CA, 1913-1914; Draftsman, Carlton M. Winslow, Sr., Los Angeles, CA, 1916-1917. (From a barely legible draft registration card, it appears that Gerity worked for the San Diego architects R.S. Requa and Francis H. Mead on 09/12/1918; Mead and Requa appear to have been working at Rockwell Field, North Island, San Diego, CA, for the Army Signal Corps which had started construction on the base in 1917.) In 1920, the U.S. Census indicated that Gerity worked as an architect for a "building co."

Architect, Stanton, Reed and Hibbard, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, 1924. (See Los Angeles, City Directory, 1924, p. 1012.)

Partner, Hibbard, Gerity and Kerton, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1935-1938 (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1935, p. 671, Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1936, p. 700, Los Angeles A-L, California, City Directory, 1938, p. 781.) Hibbard, Gerity and Kerton was formed after 1930.

Partner, Hibbard and Gerity, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, -1953; Gerity retired in 1953.

Professional Activities

Gerity was still a Registered Architect in the State of CA in 1955. Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Southern CA Chapter;



Coursework, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; coursework, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA;

Gerity attended the Atelier Duchene-Racoura, Paris, France.



Born in Elmira,NY, Gerity lived in this town until at least the age of 14. In 1900, he lived at 258 Baldwin Street in Elmira with his mother and brother. In order to make money for the family, Emma, a single parent, took in 2 boarders, a meat dealer and teacher. (The family was also prosperous enough to maintain a 35-year-old domestic servant, Margaret Reidy.) By age 18, Heath attended the University of CO in Boulder, CO, and, later, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. He worked in Denver, CO, in 1910-1911 and had moved to Los Angeles, CA, by 1913.

According the the U.S. Census of 1920, Gerity lived with his mother, Emma, in a rented house at 2656 Dalton Avenue in Los Angeles.

In 1930, he lived with his new wife, Maud, and his 81-year-old mother in a house at 2520 7th Avenue, Los Angeles. The family owned the house which had an estimated value of $15,000. He resided at this address from at least 1924 until 1942. (See (See Los Angeles, City Directory, 1924, p. 1012 and, Source Citation The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; Draft Registration Cards for Fourth Registration for California, 04/27/1942 - 04/27/1942; NAI Number: 603155; Record Group Title: Records of the Selective Service System; Record Group Number: 147, accessed 05/05/2017.)

He spent the remainder of his career in Southern CA, where he died at age 71. He was buried at the Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, CA.


His father, Clayton Robert Gerity (1851-1897) was born in Elmira, NY. His mother's maiden name was Emma F. Chubbuck (1848-1938).She had been widowed before 1900. Emma's father, Hollis S. Chubbock, (born c. 1809 in CT), worked as a physician. Emma and Clayton lived with her father in Elmira, NY, in 1880. Their household also included a boarder and a bookkeeper in 1880. (See, Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Elmira, Chemung, New York; Roll: 817; Family History Film: 1254817; Page: 363C; Enumeration District: 075; Image: 0305, accessed 05/05/2017.)

Heath also had an older brother, Thomas C. (born 06/14/1881 in Elmira, NY), who was a student in 1900. In 02/1918, Thomas applied for a US Passport in order for him to travel to France to do Red Cross work. His occupation in 1918 was a "manufacturing chemist." (See, Source Citation National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; NARA Series: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925; Roll #: 475; Volume #: Roll 0475 - Certificates: 6750-6999, 23 Feb 1918-26 Feb 1918, accessed 05/05/2017.)


Gerity married his wife, Maud Huntsberger Gerity (1885-1977) c. 1929. Maud had married once before around 1917. Her parents came from OH.

Biographical Notes

In 09/1918, Gerity was described on his draft registration card as being of slender build and medium height, with brown hair and brown eyes. From the pronounced slant of the writing on the card, Gerity may have been left-handed.

SSN: 568204143.

Associated Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA (Architect's Death)
    Los Angeles, CA

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