Helen Adale Merriman

8 February 1907–30 June 1952 (Age 45)
Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of Helen Adale

When Helen Adale Merriman was born on 8 February 1907, in Ross, Ohio, United States, her father, Lewis W. Merriman, was 24 and her mother, Ola Mae Mortimer, was 19. She married Melvin Barry Rowe on 25 October 1924, in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Urbana, Urbana Township, Champaign, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 30 June 1952, in Greensburg, Kiowa, Kansas, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Barry Rowe
Helen Adale Merriman
Marriage: 25 October 1924
Elaine Mae Rowe
Melvin D. Rowe

Spouse and Children

25 October 1924
Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States



    Melvin D. Rowe


Parents and Siblings

    Lewis W. Merriman





World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 13

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname, an elaborated form of Merry 1.2 Irish: Anglicized form of an unidentified Gaelic name.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Helen A Merrineau in household of Lewis W Merrineau, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen Rowe in household of C F Rowe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Rowe in household of Melvin Rowe, "United States Census, 1940"

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