Helen V. Barnes

5 January 1892–25 November 1974 (Age 82)
Princess Anne, Somerset, Maryland, United States

The Life of Helen V.

When Helen V. Barnes was born on 5 January 1892, in Princess Anne, Somerset, Maryland, United States, her father, Henry Francis Barnes, was 29 and her mother, Mamie Wesley Bradshaw, was 27. She married Charles B. Ames on 9 February 1916, in Somerset, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Westover, Somerset, Maryland, United States for about 30 years and District 13, Somerset, Maryland, United States in 1940. She died on 25 November 1974, at the age of 82.

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Charles B. Ames
Helen V. Barnes
Marriage: 9 February 1916
Charles Bruce Ames
Henry B Ames
Mary L Ames
Robert Ames

Spouse and Children

9 February 1916
Somerset, Maryland, United States


    Charles Bruce Ames


    Henry B Ames


    Mary L Ames


    Robert Ames


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Francis Barnes


    Mamie Wesley Bradshaw




    Annie Louise Barnes



    Afton Barnes


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 6

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Barnes in household of H F Barnes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen Ames in household of Charles B Ames, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen B Amos in household of Charles B Amos, "United States Census, 1930"

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