Helen Marie Wyatt

28 August 1892–13 February 1987 (Age 94)
Mount Sterling, Brown, Illinois, United States

The Life of Helen Marie

When Helen Marie Wyatt was born on 28 August 1892, in Mount Sterling, Brown, Illinois, United States, her father, Lamarcus Henry "Harry" Wyatt, was 28 and her mother, Alice Belle Kendall, was 29. She married Royal Gilbert Bigelow on 6 June 1917, in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in East Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 February 1987, in Leelanau, Michigan, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Northport, Leelanau, Michigan, United States.

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Royal Gilbert Bigelow
Helen Marie Wyatt
Marriage: 6 June 1917

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6 June 1917
Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States




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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Wiot, Wyot, Gyot, which derives from the Old English personal name Wīgheard, composed of the elements wīg ‘war’ + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Under Norman influence it was also adopted as a diminutive of both Guy 1 and William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Bigelow in household of Royal Bigelow, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen Bigelow in household of Royal Bigelow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Bigelow in household of Royal Bigelow, "United States Census, 1940"

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