Maria J Helm

1844–
Missouri, United States

The Life of Maria J

When Maria J Helm was born in 1844, in Missouri, United States, her father, Tilman Helm, was 29 and her mother, Martha Tincher, was 29. She married James T. Cross in 1878, in Macon, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Clay Township, Lafayette, Missouri, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

James T. Cross
1851–1908
Maria J Helm
1844–
Marriage: 1878
Julia Cross
1879–
Benjamin F. Cross
1882–1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1878
Macon, Missouri, United States
children

(2)

    Julia Cross

    Female1879–Female

    Benjamin F. Cross

    Male1882–1929Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1815–1893Male

    Martha Tincher

    Female1815–Female

siblings

(10)

    Female1837–1922Female

    George Washington Helms

    Male1841–Male

    Female1844–Female

    Tilman F. Helms

    Male1845–Male

    Martin Van Buren Helms

    Male1847–1922Male

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860

Age 16

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 31

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by or worked at a rough temporary shelter for animals, Middle English helm (Old Norse hjalmr, related to the Old English and Old High German words in 2 below), or a habitational name from a minor place named Helm or Helme from this word, as for example in County Durham, Northumberland, and West Yorkshire.2 English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm.3 German and Dutch: from a medieval personal name, a short form of any of the various compound names formed with helm ‘helmet’. Compare, e.g., Helmbrecht .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Martha C Helms in household of Tilman Helms, "United States Census, 1850"

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