Helen Maud Happersett

Female1 February 1895–

Brief Life History of Helen Maud

When Helen Maud Happersett was born on 1 February 1895, in Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Lewis Woodward Happersett, was 25 and her mother, Martha E Griffith, was 24. She lived in Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1905 and Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Woodward Happersett
Martha E Griffith
Helen Maud Happersett
Guy Griffith Happersett
Welmer Russell Happersett
John Wayne Happerset

Sources (7)

  • Ellen Happersett in household of Lewis Happersett, "New Jersey State Census, 1905"
  • Helen Happersett in household of Lewis Happersett, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • Maud H. Happersett, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (4)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 10

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 


Age 32

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

vernacular form of the name (Greek Hēlēnē) borne in classical legend by a famous beauty, wife of Menelaus, whose seizure by the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the Trojan War. Her name is of uncertain origin; it may be connected with a word meaning ‘ray’ or ‘sunbeam’ compare Greek hēlios ‘sun’. It has sometimes been taken as connected with the Greek word meaning ‘Greek’, Hellēn, but this is doubtful. In the early Christian period the name was borne by the mother of the Emperor Constantine, who is now usually known by the Latin version of her name, Helena. She is credited with having found the True Cross in Jerusalem. She was born in about 248 , probably in Bithynia. However, in medieval England it was believed that she had been born in Britain, which greatly increased the popularity of the name there.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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