Helen Elizabeth Fernandez

5 September 1926–5 April 2007 (Age 80)
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

The Life of Helen Elizabeth

When Helen Elizabeth Fernandez was born on 5 September 1926, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, her father, Antonio Francis G. Fernandez, was 27 and her mother, Caroline Dorothy Carrie Lachelle, was 28. She married Ivan Lavern Rupert on 8 February 1946, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. She died on 5 April 2007, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Ivan Lavern Rupert
Helen Elizabeth Fernandez
Marriage: 8 February 1946

Spouse and Children

8 February 1946
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Antonio Fernandez Jr.


    Dolores Fernandez


    Virginia Fernandez


    Mildred Fernandez



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · Denver Airport opens

Age 3

On Oct 17 1929, Denver Municipal Airport opens. Later, in 1964, it would be renamed Stapleton International Airport. It would be replaced by Denver International Airport, 31 years later.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Spanish (Fernández): patronymic from the personal name Fernando . The surname (and to a lesser extent the variant Hernandez ) has also been established in southern Italy, mainly in Naples and Palermo, since the period of Spanish dominance there, and as a result of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and Portugal at the end of the 15th century, many of whom moved to Italy.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Fernandez in household of Antiono Fernandez, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Fernandez Rupert in entry for Mr Ivan Rupert, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Helen Elizabeth Fernandez, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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