Helen Dice

13 April 1894–24 January 1954 (Age 59)
Tulare, California, United States

The Life of Helen

When Helen Dice was born on 13 April 1894, in Tulare, California, United States, her father, Benjamin F. Dice, was 40 and her mother, Mary Anna Smith, was 38. She married Arlo Irving Taft on 23 December 1916, in Stanislaus, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Corning, Tehama, California, United States in 1930 and Red Bluff Judicial Township, Tehama, California, United States in 1940. She died on 24 January 1954, in Tehama, California, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Arlo Irving Taft
Helen Dice
Marriage: 23 December 1916
Martha H. Taft

Spouse and Children

23 December 1916
Stanislaus, California, United States


    Martha H. Taft


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin F. Dice


    Mary Anna Smith




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English dyse, dyce ‘die’, ‘dice’, ‘chance’, ‘luck’, probably applied as a nickname for an habitual dice player or gambler or as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of dice. Compare Deas .2 Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Deiss .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Taft in household of Arlo I Taft, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen Taft in household of Arlo I Taft, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Taft in household of Arlo Taft, "United States Census, 1940"

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