Mary Helen Brockway

Brief Life History of Mary Helen

When Mary Helen Brockway was born on 28 August 1891, in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio, United States, her father, Bion William Brockway, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Rebecca McMaster, was 25. She married Ralph Frederick Hartenstein on 28 October 1913, in Mahoning, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 25 June 1972, in Greenville, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Frederick Hartenstein
1893–1968
Mary Helen Brockway
1891–1972
Marriage: 28 October 1913
Frederick William Hartenstein
1914–2005
Robert Alexander Hartenstein
1915–2001
Patricia Jane Hartenstein
1924–1983

Sources (15)

  • Helen Hartenstein in household of Bion W Brockway, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Helen Brockway, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Helen Hartenstein, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

World Events (8)

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1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

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Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English broke ‘brook, stream’ + weye ‘way, road’, for someone who lived ‘(by the) road near the brook’. The name may refer to a lost or as yet unidentified place.

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

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