Helen Teresa Hanvey

6 January 1907–2 September 1953 (Age 46)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Helen Teresa

When Helen Teresa Hanvey was born on 6 January 1907, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, William Henry Hanvey, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Malone, was 24. She married Leonard Jerome Anderson on 18 December 1926, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 2 September 1953, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States.

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Leonard Jerome Anderson
Helen Teresa Hanvey
Marriage: 18 December 1926
Leonard J. Anderson

Spouse and Children

    Leonard Jerome Anderson



18 December 1926
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


    Leonard J. Anderson


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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 6

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 13

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAinbhith ‘descendant of Ainbhioth’, a byname meaning ‘un-peace’, ‘stormy’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Anderson in household of Leonard Anderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Hanvey in household of William Hanvey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ellen Hanvey, "New York State Census, 1915"

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