Helen Louisa Stoddard

1871–1957 (Age 85)
Hubbardston, Ionia, Michigan, United States

The Life of Helen Louisa

When Helen Louisa Stoddard was born on 28 December 1871, her father, Hiram Loren Stoddard, was 43 and her mother, Lydia Ann Fuller, was 33. She married Samuel Godfrey Broesamle on 30 June 1897, in Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Kalamo, Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 15 July 1957, at the age of 85, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States.

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Helen Louisa Stoddard
Samuel Godfrey Broesamle
Marriage: 30 June 1897
Mildred Lucille Broesamle

Spouse & Children

30 June 1897
Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 8

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (Northumbria): occupational name for a breeder or keeper of horses, from Old English stōd ‘stud’ or stott ‘inferior kind of horse’ + hierde ‘herdsman’, ‘keeper’. There is a difficulty in deriving this name from Old English stōd in that stud is not recorded in the sense ‘collection of horses bred by one person’ until the 17th century; before that it denoted a place where horses were kept for breeding, but that sense does not combine naturally with ‘herdsman’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Helen Broesamle in household of Samuel Broesamle, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen ? Broesamle in household of Samuel ? Broesamle, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen L Broesamle in household of Samuel G Broesamle, "United States Census, 1910"

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