Helen Easterling

11 December 1915–16 April 2003 (Age 87)
Forrest, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Helen

When Helen Easterling was born on 11 December 1915, in Forrest, Mississippi, United States, her father, James Robert Easterling Sr, was 35 and her mother, Mary Ida Hutson, was 29. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with James Wilson Wright Jr. She lived in Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi, United States in 1930 and Beat 1, Forrest, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 16 April 2003, in Forrest, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Forrest, Mississippi, United States.

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James Wilson Wright Jr
Helen Easterling
Kathryn Marie Wright
James Wilson Wright III

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 1

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 24

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Oesterling .2 English: derivative of Easter 1, with the addition of the Germanic suffix -ling.

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

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  • Hellen Easterling in household of James R Easterling, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen E Wright in household of James R Easterling, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen M Easterling in household of James R Easterling, "United States Census, 1930"

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