Helen Edith Jewell

2 February 1903–27 August 1981 (Age 78)
Story City, Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Helen Edith

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 20 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.

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Wilfred Lonnie Myers
Helen Edith Jewell
Marriage: 20 August 1920
Arlene Pearl Myers

Spouse and Children

20 August 1920
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States


    Arlene Pearl Myers


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 3

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 23

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

English (of Breton or Cornish origin): from a Celtic personal name, Old Breton Iudicael, composed of elements meaning ‘lord’ + ‘generous’, ‘bountiful’, which was borne by a 7th-century 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, whither they were imported by Bretons after the Norman Conquest.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen E Jewell, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Helen Jewell in household of John E Jewell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen Myers in household of Wilfred Myers, "United States Census, 1940"

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