Velma Anna Luster

Female1846–7 December 1927

Brief Life History of Velma Anna

When Velma Anna Luster was born in 1846, in Missouri, United States, her father, James Luster, was 51 and her mother, Mary Anna Clinton, was 41. She married William Jefferson Helms on 18 March 1883. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Union Township, Crawford, Missouri, United States for about 50 years and Short Bend, Dent, Missouri, United States in 1920. She was buried in Elvins, St. Francois, Missouri, United States.

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William Jefferson Helms
Velma Anna Luster
Marriage: 18 March 1883
William Green Helms

Sources (9)

  • Nreiro Luster in household of James Luster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Anna Helms in entry for James Luster, "Missouri, Phelps, Crawford, Dent, and Washington Counties, Obituaries, 1880-1990"
  • Vienna Luster in household of James Luster, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1883
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries 1851: Dent County created from Crawford and Shannon counties

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 22

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an altered form of English Lester . This surname is common among African Americans.

    German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Lust (see Lust 2).

    Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): either an artificial extension of Lust 1 or from southern German Luster ‘chandelier’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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