Mary Helm

1825–1896 (Age 70)
Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Helm was born on 1 June 1825, in Preble, Ohio, United States. She married Ralph Marshall on 4 October 1845, in Randolph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Richland Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 15 February 1896, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70.

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Ralph Marshall
Mary Helm
Marriage: 4 October 1845
Berintha Ann Marshall
Sarah Ellen Marshall
Caroline Marshall
Hannibal Sylvester Marshall
Emily S. Marshall
Margaret Marshall
Sophronia Adaline Marshall
Marion Clemant Marshall
Ziba Allen Marshall

Spouse and Children

4 October 1845
Randolph, Indiana, United States


    Berintha Ann Marshall


    Sarah Ellen Marshall


    Hannibal Sylvester Marshall


    Emily S. Marshall


    Margaret Marshall


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 11

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by or worked at a rough temporary shelter for animals, Middle English helm (Old Norse hjalmr, related to the Old English and Old High German words in 2 below), or a habitational name from a minor place named Helm or Helme from this word, as for example in County Durham, Northumberland, and West Yorkshire.2 English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm.3 German and Dutch: from a medieval personal name, a short form of any of the various compound names formed with helm ‘helmet’. Compare, e.g., Helmbrecht .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Marshall in household of Ralph Marshall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Marshall in household of Ralph Marshall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Marshall in household of Ralph Marshall, "United States Census, 1860"

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