Helen Duff

6 September 1845–20 December 1938 (Age 93)
Hillhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Helen

When Helen Duff was born on 6 September 1845, in Hillhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Duff, was 35 and her mother, Helen Muir, was 29. She married David Dick on 28 June 1867, in Springburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 5, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. She died on 20 December 1938, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Dick
1847–1881
Helen Duff
1845–1938
Marriage: 28 June 1867
John Dick
1868–1925
Helen Alice Dick
1870–1934
Elizabeth Dick
1871–1873
Janet Lawrence Dick
1873–1901
Maggie Dick
1875–1953
David Samuel Dick
1877–1952
James Robert Dick
1880–1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 June 1867Springburn, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848
    Age 3
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 25
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Scottish: from Gaelic dubh ‘dark, black’, used both as a nickname and a personal name. In Scotland, it is typically a descriptive epithet for a dark-haired man (compare Dow 1). In Ireland, it is usually from Ó Duibh ‘descendant of Dubh’ or Mac Giolla Duibh ‘son of the servant of Dubh’. It is also found as a short form of Duffin and a variant of Duffy . See also McDuff .In some cases possibly also a shortened form of Breton Le Duff , a cognate of 1 above.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Dooley
    Dove
    Duffy
    Dow

    Sources (50)

    • Helen Duff in entry for David Samuel Dick, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Ellen Dick in household of David Dick, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ellen in entry for Elizabeth Dick, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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