Helen Mills

15 March 1900–27 August 1980 (Age 80)
Le Grand, Marshall, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Helen

When Helen Mills was born on 15 March 1900, in Le Grand, Marshall, Iowa, United States, her father, Ernest Manning Mills, was 37 and her mother, Anna Burgess, was 31. She married LeRoy Grimes on 24 August 1922. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Vienna, Marshall, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Green Mountain, Marshall, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. She died on 27 August 1980, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

LeRoy Grimes
1888–1971
Helen Mills
1900–1980
Marriage: 24 August 1922
Leonard Leroy Grimes
1925–2015

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 August 1922
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 1
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
    Age 13
    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
    1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi
    Age 22
    The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Mill 1, with excrescent -s added in post-medieval times. Compare Mullins , from a French equivalent of this name, and see also Milnes .English: either a variant of Miles , a variant of Mill 2, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, or Myhill , with post-medieval excrescent -s.Irish: this is usually the English name, especially in Ulster, but elsewhere in Ireland it was also adopted for the Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Milles
    Mill
    Millis

    Sources (23)

    • Helen Mills. in entry for Helen Ruth Grimes., "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Helen Grimes in household of Ray Grimes, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Helen Mills Mills in entry for Leonard L Grimes, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951"

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