Mary Helm

Female1 June 1825–15 February 1896

Brief Life History 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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Family Time Line

Ralph Marshall
Mary Helm
Marriage: 4 October 1845
Berintha Ann Marshall
Caroline Marshall
about 1856–1857
Sarah Ellen Marshall
Hannibal Sylvester Marshall
Emily S. Marshall
Margaret Marshall
Sophronia Adaline Marshall
Marion Clemant Marshall
Ziba Allen Marshall

Sources (18)

  • Mary Marshall in household of Ralph Marshall, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Helten Homes - Published information: birth-name: Mary Helten Homes
  • Mary Helm, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 October 1845Randolph, Indiana, United States
  • Children (9)

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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.


    Age 18

    Historical Boundaries: 1843: Iowa Territory, United States 1843: Wapello, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Wapello, Iowa, United States


    Age 21

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): from Old English helm ‘protection, covering’ (in later northern English dialects, ‘cattle shelter, barn’). The name may be topographic, for someone who lived by or worked at a barn, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Helme in Meltham (Yorkshire).

    English: variant of Elm with prosthetic H-.

    German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm.

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

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