Charles F. Heller

4 January 1905–29 December 1993 (Age 88)
Hancock, Indiana, United States

The Life of Charles F.

When Charles F. Heller was born on 4 January 1905, in Hancock, Indiana, United States, his father, Frederick Louis Heller, was 37 and his mother, Lillian M. Collins, was 29. He married Lucretia Crose Griffin on 16 June 1928, in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States. He lived in Buck Creek Township, Hancock, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 29 December 1993, in Hancock, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88.

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Charles F. Heller
Lucretia Crose Griffin
Marriage: 16 June 1928

Spouse and Children


    Lucretia Crose Griffin


16 June 1928
Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Louis Heller


    Lillian M. Collins




    Walter Earl Heller



World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 1

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 German: nickname from the small medieval coin known as the häller or heller because it was first minted (in 1208 ) at the Swabian town of (Schwäbisch) Hall. Compare Hall .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Schwäbisch Hall.3 German: topographic name for someone living by a field named as ‘hell’ ( see Helle 3).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charley Heller in household of Fred Heller, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Heller in household of Fred Heller, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles F Heller in household of Fred L Heller, "United States Census, 1930"

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