Helen Ruth Davis

19 May 1868–19 December 1937 (Age 69)
Troy, Orleans, Vermont, United States

The Life of Helen Ruth

When Helen Ruth Davis was born on 19 May 1868, in Troy, Orleans, Vermont, United States, her father, Samuel Ray Davis, was 31 and her mother, Orcelia Kenney, was 28. She married William Haselton Puffer on 2 September 1892, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1900. She died on 19 December 1937, at the age of 69.

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William Haselton Puffer
Helen Ruth Davis
Marriage: 2 September 1892
Samuel Raymond Puffer
Marion Puffer
Marian Frances Puffer
Robert Edward Puffer

Spouse and Children

2 September 1892
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States



    Marion Puffer


    Marian Frances Puffer


    Robert Edward Puffer


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

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.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Davis in household of Samuel Davis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Helen Puffer in household of William Puffer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen Davis in household of Samuel R Davis, "United States Census, 1880"

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