When Helen Edith Jewell was born on 2 February 1903, in Story City, Story, Iowa, United States, her father, John Edward Jewell, was 31 and her mother, Victoria M Kuhns, was 25. She married Wilfred Lonnie Myers on 30 August 1920, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and El Monte Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 27 August 1981, in Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States.
English (Devon and Cornwall): from an Old Breton personal name, Iudhael, composed of elements meaning ‘lord’ + ‘generous, bountiful’ (see Jewkes ), which was borne by a 7th-century Christian saint, a king of Brittany who abdicated and spent the last part of his life in a monastery. Forms of this name are found in medieval records not only in Devon and Cornwall, where they are of native origin, but also in East Anglia and even Yorkshire, where they were imported by Bretons after the Norman Conquest. The name was seemingly reintroduced from France in the 17th century by Huguenots.
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