Susan Mahala Helton

2 February 1849–1 June 1925 (Age 76)
Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

The Life of Susan Mahala

When Susan Mahala Helton was born on 2 February 1849, in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, her father, John Helton, was 33 and her mother, Jane E McClard, was 36. She married James Marshall Toler on 8 October 1867, in Union Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Crowley, Greene, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Clark Township, Clay, Arkansas, United States in 1910. She died on 1 June 1925, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Knobel, Clay, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Marshall Toler
Susan Mahala Helton
Marriage: 8 October 1867
M. Jane Toler
Icy Almeda Toler
Alice G Toler
Preston Ellsworth Toler
Olive Belle Toler
Isa A. Toler
Ida Adelle Toler
Jeanette C. Toler
Clarence E. Toler
John Albert Toler
Carl Gay Toler
Shabey Maude Toler

Spouse and Children

8 October 1867
Union Township, Cumberland, Illinois, United States


    M. Jane Toler


    Icy Almeda Toler




    Alice G Toler


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Jane E McClard




    John James Helton



    Margaret C Hilton


World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Helton in Cumbria, named in Old English probably with helde ‘slope’ + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or possibly a variant of Hilton . This is a common name in TN, KY, OH, TX, and GA.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan M Hilton in household of Preston Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan M Smith in household of John Hilton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan Toler in household of Toler, "United States Census, 1870"

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