Helen Rocelia Aiken

1877–1946 (Age 68)
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Helen Rocelia

When Helen Rocelia Aiken was born on 11 September 1877, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Mayhew Parker Aiken, was 31 and her mother, Emeline Amelia Keyes, was 26. She lived in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 April 1946, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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Mayhew Parker Aiken
Emeline Amelia Keyes
Gertrude Emeline Aiken
Helen Rocelia Aiken
Margaret Harriet Aiken

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 6

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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

Variant, associated chiefly with northern Ireland, of the Scottish surname Aitken .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Helen R Aiken in household of Mayhew P Aiken, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen Aiken in household of Mayhew Aiken, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen R Aiken in household of Mayhew O Aiken, "United States Census, 1880"

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