Joseph Helm

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Helm was born on 23 July 1837, in Jackson, Jackson, Ohio, United States, his father, Abraham Helm, was 24 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Richart, was 25. He married Emma Anderson Smith on 13 April 1862, in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1869. He died on 6 December 1893, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Elysian Burial Gardens, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Helm
Emma Anderson Smith
Marriage: 13 April 1862
Anna Helm

Sources (28)

  • Joseph Helm in household of John A Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Helm, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Joseph Helm Helm, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

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World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): from Old English helm ‘protection, covering’ (in later northern English dialects, ‘cattle shelter, barn’). The name may be topographic, for someone who lived by or worked at a barn, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Helme in Meltham (Yorkshire).

English: variant of Elm with prosthetic H-.

German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm.

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

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