Helen Dickinson Painter

Female5 September 1888–5 June 1962

Brief Life History of Helen Dickinson

When Helen Dickinson Painter was born on 5 September 1888, in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States, her father, Hobart Kingsbury Painter Sr, was 38 and her mother, Minnie Maxwell Dickinson, was 28. She lived in Galva, Galva Township, Henry, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. She registered for military service in 1917. She died on 5 June 1962, in Wellsville, Allegany, New York, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Wellsville, Allegany, New York, United States.

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Hobart Kingsbury Painter Sr
Minnie Maxwell Dickinson
Helen Dickinson Painter
Minnie S Painter
Hobart Kingsbury Painter Jr

Sources (18)

  • Helen D Painter in household of Hobart K Painter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen Painter, "New York State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963"
  • Helen D Painter, "United States, YMCA World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 4

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English peintour, painter, peintir, penter, pointour (Old French peintour, paintour) ‘painter of images (on walls, screens, shields, etc.), colorist (of statues, figurines, chests, etc.), artist’. In the Middle Ages the walls of both great and minor churches were covered with painted decorations, and Reaney and Wilson note that in 1308 Hugh le Peyntour and Peter the Pavier were employed ‘making and painting the pavement’ at Saint Stephen's Chapel, Westminster. The name is widespread in England.

Americanized form of German Bender . Compare Bainter .

Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Pajntar or Panjtar, topographic names from the field name Pajnta or Na Pajnti, which is derived from Middle High German biunt(e) ‘fenced agricultural land’ (compare German Paintner ), or perhaps from Bavarian Middle High German pant ‘band’ (compare Panter 4).

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

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