Helen Emma Young

Female19 October 1907–12 January 1999

Brief Life History of Helen Emma

When Helen Emma Young was born on 19 October 1907, in Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Ira Clayton Young, was 22 and her mother, Grace B Ricketts, was 20. She married Benjamin Franklin Brown on 22 November 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1999. She died on 12 January 1999, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Brown
Helen Emma Young
Marriage: 22 November 1928

Sources (12)

  • Helen Brown in household of Benjamin Brown Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen E Young, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951"
  • Peg, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1928Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    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.

    1918 · Fort Bragg Established

    Age 11

    Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.


    Age 24

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and northern Irish: nickname from Middle English yong ‘young’ (Old English geong), used to distinguish a younger man from an older man bearing the same personal name (typically, father and son). In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. In Gaelic-speaking areas of Scotland this was widely used as an English equivalent of the Gaelic nickname Og ‘young’; see Ogg . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘young’ or similar, notably German Jung , Dutch Jong and De Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .

    Americanized form of Swedish Ljung: topographic or an ornamental name from ljung ‘(field of) heather’, or a habitational name from a placename containing this word, e.g. Ljungby.

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

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