Helen Melvina Groesbeck

7 February 1852–15 June 1930 (Age 78)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Helen Melvina

When Helen Melvina Groesbeck was born on 7 February 1852, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Nicholas Groesbeck, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Thompson, was 31. She married John Hamilton Morgan on 24 October 1868. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. She died on 15 June 1930, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Hamilton Morgan
Helen Melvina Groesbeck
Marriage: 24 October 1868
Helen Melvina Morgan
Elizabeth Morgan
Eliza Ann Morgan
Ruth Morgan
John Morgan
Flora Groesbeck Morgan
Nicholas Groesbeck Morgan Sr.
Gail Morgan
Bessie Morgan
Gerard Earl Morgan
John Hamilton Morgan II

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 October 1868
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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 4
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 23
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch: habitational name from Groesbeek, south of Nijmegen.History: The name is recorded in Beverwyck in New Netherland (now Albany, NY)in the mid 17th century.

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

    Story Highlight

    A Desert in my Soul (Written a few weeks before my father’s death in 2009.)

    Isaiah 32:1-2 1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. 2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of wat …

    Sources (38)

    • Helen M Grosbeck in household of Nicholas Grosbeck, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Helen M Grossbeck in entry for John Robinson and Lila Smith, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Helen Groesbeck in entry for Bessie Morgan Rex, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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