Helen Day Henry

8 December 1883–16 December 1955 (Age 72)
Hicksville Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States

The Life of Helen Day

When Helen Day Henry was born on 8 December 1883, in Hicksville Township, Defiance, Ohio, United States, her father, Edward Charles Henry, was 22 and her mother, Hellen M. Porter, was 23. She married Aaron Franklin Porter on 23 June 1909, in Pierce, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 16 December 1955, in Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Franklin Porter
1883–1959
Helen Day Henry
1883–1955
Marriage: 23 June 1909
John Franklin Porter
1911–1988
Margaret Helen Porter
1912–1959

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 June 1909
Pierce, Washington, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Edward Charles Henry

    Male1861–Male

    Hellen M. Porter

    Female1860–1893Female

siblings

(4)

    Female1883–1955Female

    Clara Day Henry

    Female1883–Female

    Isabel Henry

    Female1888–Female

    Edward Howard Henry

    Male1890–1938Male

World Events (8)

1886

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 6

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements haim, heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power’, ‘ruler’, introduced to England by the Normans in the form Henri. During the Middle Ages this name became enormously popular in England and was borne by eight kings. Continental forms of the personal name were equally popular throughout Europe (German Heinrich, French Henri, Italian Enrico and Arrigo, Czech Jindřich, etc.). As an American family name, the English form Henry has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this ancient name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) In the period in which the majority of English surnames were formed, a common English vernacular form of the name was Harry, hence the surnames Harris (southern) and Harrison (northern). Official documents of the period normally used the Latinized form Henricus. In medieval times, English Henry absorbed an originally distinct Old English personal name that had hagan ‘hawthorn’. Compare Hain 2 as its first element, and there has also been confusion with Amery.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Éinrí or Mac Einri, patronymics from the personal names Éinrí, Einri, Irish forms of Henry. It is also found as a variant of McEnery .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen H Porter in household of Frank A Porter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen Porter in household of Frank Porter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Porter in household of Frank A Porter, "United States Census, 1920"

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