Helena "Helen" Teresa Sonnie

1901–1979 (Age 77)
Gallitzin, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Helena "Helen" Teresa

When Helena "Helen" Teresa Sonnie was born on 31 December 1901, in Gallitzin, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Johannes Nilsson Sonnie, was 53 and her mother, Bothilda Olson, was 40. She married Thórhallur (Thory) Johnson on 31 December 1923, in Markerville, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 20 August 1979, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 77, and was buried in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Helena "Helen" Teresa Sonnie
Thórhallur (Thory) Johnson
Marriage: 31 December 1923
Shirley Lillian Rose Johnson
Margaret Alma Johnson
Gladys Luella Johnson
Harold John Thory Johnson
Victor Waldermer Johnson

Spouse & Children

31 December 1923
Markerville, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada


  • Shirley Lillian Rose Johnson


  • Female1926–2015Female

  • Gladys Luella Johnson


  • Harold John Thory Johnson


  • Victor Waldermer Johnson


Parents & Siblings

  • Johannes Nilsson Sonnie


  • Bothilda Olson




  • Annie Sonnie


  • Axel Sonnie


  • Ernest Sonnie


  • Olga Sonnie


  • Female1888–1958Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 4

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname for a handsome person, from Scots bonnie ‘fine’, ‘beautiful’.

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

School attended by Allan, Victor and Helen Sonnie

The Diamond Valley school, opened in 1911 and was attended by the 3 youngest of the Sonnie children, Allan, Victor and Helen; they were among the first 15 students to attend the new school. It is int …

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Sources (3)

  • 1906 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta
  • 1911 Census of Canada
  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985

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