Helen Isabell Stenger

Female13 October 1893–12 March 1977

Brief Life History of Helen Isabell

When Helen Isabell Stenger was born on 13 October 1893, in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Henry L. Stenger, was 41 and her mother, Margaretha Pollpeter, was 35. She married Lloyd Frederick Kent on 25 October 1911, in Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lee, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Madison Township, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. She died on 12 March 1977, at the age of 83, and was buried in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Lloyd Frederick Kent
Helen Isabell Stenger
Marriage: 25 October 1911
Frederick William Kent
Lloyd Austin Kent
Margaret Letitia Kent

Sources (26)

  • Helen I Kent, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Helen Stenger, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Helen Stinger, „Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934“

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  • Marriage
    25 October 1911Lee, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 3

    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.

    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

    Age 20

    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.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 23

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    German: occupational name for a post maker or a carpenter, from Middle High German stange ‘pole’. Compare Stender .

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

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