Helen E Barnes

1875–1948 (Age 73)
Fremont, Iowa, United States

The Life of Helen E

When Helen E Barnes was born on 6 January 1875, in Fremont, Iowa, United States, her father, Hyder Pitt Barnes, was 26 and her mother, Maria Louisa Harritt, was 24. She married Cassius Franklin Dennis on 12 December 1894, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and South Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 18 February 1948, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

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Helen E Barnes
Cassius Franklin Dennis
Marriage: 12 December 1894
Helen Dennis
Forest Cassius Dennis
Howard Dennis

Spouse & Children

  • Female1875–1948Female

  • Cassius Franklin Dennis


12 December 1894
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 9

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Helen Dennis in household of Frank Dennis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hellen Dennis in household of Frank C Dennis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen E Dennis in household of Cassius F Dennis, "United States Census, 1920"

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