Helene Ruth Lighter

1910–1988 (Age 78)
Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States

The Life of Helene Ruth

When Helene Ruth Lighter was born on 1 April 1910, in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States, her father, Philip J. Lighter, was 26 and her mother, Nellie Kate McDowell, was 24. She married Bryce Homer Gleckler on 30 November 1933, in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Dodge Township, Ford, Kansas, United States for about 10 years and Ford, Kansas, United States in 1935. She died on 23 December 1988, in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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Bryce Homer Gleckler
Helene Ruth Lighter
Marriage: 30 November 1933
Randall Bryce Gleckler

Spouse and Children

30 November 1933
Dodge City, Ford, Kansas, United States


    Randall Bryce Gleckler


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 17

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for the smaller of two men with the same forename, from the comparative of Light .2 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Leiter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hazel Lighter in household of Philip J Lighter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hellen R Lighter in household of Phil Lighter, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Helen Gleckler in household of Brice Gleckler, "United States Census, 1940"

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