Helen Pack

17 October 1839–20 July 1899 (Age 59)
Peterboro, Smithfield, Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Helen

When Helen Pack was born on 17 October 1839, in Peterboro, Smithfield, Madison, New York, United States, her father, George Pack Jr, was 43 and her mother, Maria Lathrop, was 29. She married Robert Alexander Wilson on 10 March 1870, in Washington Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Washington Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States in 1860. She died on 20 July 1899, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Robert Alexander Wilson
Helen Pack
Marriage: 10 March 1870
George Bruce Wilson
Minnie Nyria Wilson
Helen P. Wilson

Spouse and Children

10 March 1870
Washington Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 12

Historical Boundaries 1851: Lewis, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: Thurston, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: King, Oregon Territory, United States 1853: King, Washington Territory, United States 1889: King, Washington, United States

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English (Kentish): from a medieval personal name, Pack, possibly a survival of the Old English personal name Pacca, although this is found only as a place name element and appears to have died out fairly early on in the Old English period. The Middle English personal name is more likely to be a derivative of the Latin Christian name Paschalis ( see Pascal ).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a wholesale trader, from German Pack ‘package’ ( see Packer ).3 Anglicized form of Dutch Pak .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ellen Pach in household of George Pach, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Helen Wilson in household of Robert A A Wilson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ellen Pack in household of George Pack, "United States Census, 1860"

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