Helen Winifred Aiken

1895–1982 (Age 87)
Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Helen Winifred

When Helen Winifred Aiken was born on 5 March 1895, in Marion, Illinois, United States, her father, Frank Aikin, was 32 and her mother, Laura Eloise Crockett, was 23. She married Stuart Moyne Mercer in 1914, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died in August 1982, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Monticello, Piatt, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Helen Winifred Aiken
Stuart Moyne Mercer
Marriage: 1914
Jack Howard Mercer
Elizabeth Eloise Mercer
Paul Robert Mercer
William "Bill" Stuart Mercer
Frank Gilbert Mercer
Mary Suzanne Mercer

Spouse & Children

Marion, Illinois, United States


  • Male1919–1968Male

  • Elizabeth Eloise Mercer


  • Paul Robert Mercer


  • William "Bill" Stuart Mercer


  • Frank Gilbert Mercer


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 15

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

Variant, associated chiefly with northern Ireland, of the Scottish surname Aitken .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Helen Mercer in household of Stewart Mercer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen W Arkin in household of Frank M Arkin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen W Aikin in household of Frank M Aikin, "United States Census, 1900"

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