Helen W Balch

21 February 1863–
Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Helen W

When Helen W Balch was born on 21 February 1863, in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, William Skinner Balch, was 49 and her mother, Vesta Ann Child, was 26. She lived in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years and Auburndale, Riverside, California, United States in 1934. She was buried in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, United States.

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William Skinner Balch
Vesta Ann Child
Carrie Vesta Balch
Helen W Balch
Lillie Balch

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
Age 6
The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 33
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 1819;2007: 3189; 2010: 4472)English (Somerset and Wiltshire): nickname from an unrecorded Middle English balche or belche, presumably from Old English bælce ‘belch, belching; stomach; pride, arrogance’, probably applied in the sense ‘swelling pride, arrogance’, but in some cases it may have been acquired by a man given to belching.English (Somerset and Wiltshire): possibly a nickname from Middle English balche, a noun or adjective derived from Old English bælcan ‘to shout’, for a man who habitually shouted.

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

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Sources (7)

  • Helen Balch in household of Carrie W Harvey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen J Balch in household of Vesta A Balch, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Miss Helen W Balch in entry for Mrs Carrie Balch Harvey, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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