Helen Demoisy

June 1892–
Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Helen

When Helen Demoisy was born in June 1892, in Utah, United States, her father, Charles DeMoisy, was 41 and her mother, Anna Mary Gardner, was 35. She married Leon Hardy Reader on 13 June 1916. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Avondale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1930 and Supervisorial District 2, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

Leon Hardy Reader
1888–1961
Helen Demoisy
1892–
Marriage: 13 June 1916
Robert Leon Reader
1919–1993
John Charles Reader
1925–2013
Mary Isabell Reader
1927–1927

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 June 1916
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 4
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 31
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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.

    Sources (21)

    • Helen Demercy in entry for Robert Leon Reader, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
    • Helen Moisy in household of Charles Moisy, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Miss Helen Demoisy in entry for Leon Hardy Reader, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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