Mary Elizabeth Helm

16 May 1848–17 July 1936 (Age 88)
Southampton Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Helm was born on 16 May 1848, in Southampton Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Benjamin Helm, was 30 and her mother, Nancy Agnes Bowermaster, was 26. She married Samuel C. Wolf about 1869, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 17 July 1936, in Southampton Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Walnut Bottom, South Newton Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel C. Wolf
Mary Elizabeth Helm
Marriage: about 1869
Laura Wolfe
Abbie Edith Wolfe
Julie Ann Wolfe
Sarah E Wolfe
Samuel T Wolfe
Alice Minnie Wolf
Harry J Wolfe
Clara Edna Wolf
Lottie F Wolf

Spouse and Children

about 1869
Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 15

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by or worked at a rough temporary shelter for animals, Middle English helm (Old Norse hjalmr, related to the Old English and Old High German words in 2 below), or a habitational name from a minor place named Helm or Helme from this word, as for example in County Durham, Northumberland, and West Yorkshire.2 English, German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm.3 German and Dutch: from a medieval personal name, a short form of any of the various compound names formed with helm ‘helmet’. Compare, e.g., Helmbrecht .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Warren in household of Benjamin Helm, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Wolf in household of Samuel Wolf, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E Wolfe in household of Samuel Wolfe, "United States Census, 1920"

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