Helena Augusta Wilcox

10 February 1865–26 February 1923 (Age 58)
Rochester, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Helena Augusta

When Helena Augusta Wilcox was born on 10 February 1865, in Rochester, Oakland, Michigan, United States, her father, Mortimer Wilcox, was 28 and her mother, Charlotte Elizabeth Hadley, was 22. She married Thomas Elliott Dryden on 6 February 1889, in Rochester, Oakland, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Avon Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 February 1923, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Thomas Elliott Dryden
Helena Augusta Wilcox
Marriage: 6 February 1889
Carlotta E. Dryden
Florence A Dryden

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  • Marriage
    6 February 1889Rochester, Oakland, Michigan, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car
    Age 3
    During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 16
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Flintshire): variant of Wilcock , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is based on the pronunciation.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Augusta Dryden in entry for Carlotta Dryden, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • Helen A Dryden in household of Arthur H Bennett, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Helen Wilcox in entry for Marie Erhardt, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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