Helen Mary Coons

30 August 1896–26 May 1959 (Age 62)
Robinson, Crawford, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Helen Mary

When Helen Mary Coons was born on 30 August 1896, in Robinson, Crawford, Illinois, United States, her father, Christopher Columbus Coons, was 27 and her mother, Edith Handy, was 25. She married Lester B. Hargrave on 21 December 1916, in Vigo, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Detroit Ward 4, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 26 May 1959, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Lester B. Hargrave
Helen Mary Coons
Marriage: 21 December 1916
Ralph Emerson "Buster" Hargrave
Margaret L. Hargrave
Lester Hargrave Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1916Vigo, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1897 · Beginnings of Kmart
    Age 1
    Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    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.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 17
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Kunz .Americanized form of Dutch Koens or its variant Coens. Compare Koons .

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Helen Hargrave in household of Lester Hargrave, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Helen Coons in entry for Athanase Kelledes and Margaret Hargrave, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
    • Ellen M Hargrave in household of Lester B Hargrave, "United States Census, 1930"

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