Helen Mary Hovey

8 July 1852–1941 (Age 88)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Helen Mary

When Helen Mary Hovey was born on 8 July 1852, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, her father, Edmund Smith Hovey, was 36 and her mother, Harriet Marilla Dikeman, was 21. She married David Griffin Janes on 26 December 1877, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1941, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 89.

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David Griffin Janes
Helen Mary Hovey
Marriage: 26 December 1877
Henry Lorenzo Janes
Helen Estelle Janes
Leila Janes
Arthur Roy Janes
Elvenah Juanita Janes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1877Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1860 · Perry Monument on Public Square
    Age 8
    The Perry Monument was erected at the center of Public Square to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Lake Erie by Oliver Hazard Perry. It was Ohio's first monumental sculpture. It has since been moved to Fort Huntington Park.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 24
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the personal name Hwfa, of uncertain origin. The surname is more frequently found in the explicit patronymic form ap Hwfa ‘son of Hwfa’ (see Povey ) and forms with and without ap were still interchangeable in the 16th and 17th centuries.English: perhaps from an unrecorded Old English personal name Hofig, a pet form of Old English Hofa (of uncertain origin but apparently from hof ‘temple’) + a hypocoristic suffix -ig. However, the absence of Middle English evidence for either the personal name or the surname leaves this explanation in doubt.Americanized form of Dutch Hove .

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Helen Jones in household of David G. Jones, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Helen Jaynes in household of David Jaynes, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
    • Helen Marr Honey in entry for Arthur Roy Jones, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"

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