Helen Mae Schoenhals

4 February 1914–14 February 2003 (Age 89)
Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States

The Life of Helen Mae

When Helen Mae Schoenhals was born on 4 February 1914, in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States, her father, Royal Schoenhals, was 31 and her mother, Fannabelle Rolison, was 27. She married Don F McGarry on 25 November 1932, in Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States. She lived in Brighton, Livingston, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Brighton, Brighton, Livingston, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 14 February 2003, in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Howell, Livingston, Michigan, United States.

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Don F McGarry
Helen Mae Schoenhals
Marriage: 25 November 1932

Spouse and Children

25 November 1932
Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German schoen ‘beautiful’ + hals ‘neck’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Helen Mae Schoenhals in household of Laura J Rolison, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen May Michaels in household of Francis Michaels, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen Mae Schoenhals in household of Laura Ralison, "United States Census, 1920"

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