Forrest Larwill Helton

24 July 1878–11 January 1953 (Age 74)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Forrest Larwill

When Forrest Larwill Helton was born on 24 July 1878, in Kansas, United States, his father, Frances Marion Helton, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Jane Souders, was 22. He married Rosa Lee Preedy on 25 December 1899, in Shawnee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Pleasant View Township, Texas, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Tyrone, Texas, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 11 January 1953, at the age of 74, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Forrest Larwill Helton
Rosa Lee Preedy
Marriage: 25 December 1899
Purley Forest Helton
Calvin Cecil Helton
Velma Marie Helton
Wanda Ellare Helton
Birdie Carmel Helton
Fay Wilma Helton
Cleo Quennell Helton

Spouse and Children

25 December 1899
Shawnee, Kansas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Frances Marion Helton


    Sarah Jane Souders




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 3

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Helton in Cumbria, named in Old English probably with helde ‘slope’ + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or possibly a variant of Hilton . This is a common name in TN, KY, OH, TX, and GA.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hilton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lanvill Helton in household of Marion Helton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Forrest L Hilton in household of Francis M Hilton, "United States Census, 1880"

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