Barbara L Helverson

Female13 February 1932–7 August 2020

Brief Life History of Barbara L

When Barbara L Helverson was born on 13 February 1932, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, her father, Bert M Helverson, was 28 and her mother, Marie Faye Murdoch, was 24. She married Rowland Cleatis Shafer on 20 August 1948. She died on 7 August 2020, in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Union Chapel Cemetery, Texico, Jefferson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rowland Cleatis Shafer
1927–2021
Barbara L Helverson
1932–2020
Marriage: 20 August 1948

Sources (3)

  • Barabara Shafer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Barbara L. Helverson Shafer, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Barbara D Helverson in household of Bert M Helverson, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 August 1948
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1933 · Another World's Fair

    Age 1

    The city of Chicago was presented with another chance to host a World's Fair. It was offered to the city to commemorate the 100 years of its existence. Many people didn't like the idea of them having another Worlds Fair because the nation, as a whole, was coming out of the Great Depression.

    1935 · The FBI is Established

    Age 3

    The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

    1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

    Age 23

    The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nels, Nordahl, Ordell.

    Americanized form of Swedish Helgersson, a very rare patronymic from the personal name Helger, a variant of Helge (see Helgesen ).

    Americanized form of Norwegian Helgesen and Swedish Helgesson (see Helgeson ), cognates of 2 below.

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

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