Helen Jessie Rivenburg

15 June 1895–
Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Helen Jessie

When Helen Jessie Rivenburg was born on 15 June 1895, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Benjamin D Revenburg, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Malvina Potter, was 17. She married William John Jenkins on 20 November 1913, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Herrick Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Delaware, Sullivan, New York, United States in 1910.

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William John Jenkins
Helen Jessie Rivenburg
Marriage: 20 November 1913
Friedrick B Jenkins

Spouse and Children

20 November 1913
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


    Friedrick B Jenkins


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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

Americanized spelling of German Reifenberg ( see Rifenburg ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Rivenburg in household of Emmet Gardner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen J Rivenburg in household of Benj E Rivenburg, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie Helen Revenburg, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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