Helen Marr Calkins

29 June 1835–16 March 1890 (Age 54)
Alabama, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Helen Marr

When Helen Marr Calkins was born on 29 June 1835, in Alabama, Genesee, New York, United States, her father, Israel Calkins Jr, was 33 and her mother, Lavina Wheeler, was 21. She married Amasa Potter on 29 February 1856, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. She died on 16 March 1890, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amasa Potter
Helen Marr Calkins
Marriage: 29 February 1856
Newell Monroe Potter
Sarah Elizabeth Potter
David Amasa Potter
Indamora Lavina Potter
Oscar Isreal Lorenzo Potter
Joseph Frederick Potter
Joseph Virgil Potter
Leroy Calkins Potter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 February 1856Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 4
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 15
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Culkin , with English excrescent -s added.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Helen Petter in household of Amasa Petter, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ellen Colkins in entry for Israel Lorenzo Potter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Hellen Potter in household of Amasa Potter, "United States Census, 1860"

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