Helen Louise Skibbe

10 May 1896–3 February 1989 (Age 92)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Helen Louise

When Helen Louise Skibbe was born on 10 May 1896, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Henry Theodore Skibbe, was 29 and her mother, Johanna Blohm, was 25. She married Arthur Robert Christian Gramith on 6 November 1920, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 3 February 1989, in Des Plaines, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Elmhurst, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Arthur Robert Christian Gramith
Helen Louise Skibbe
Marriage: 6 November 1920
Ardele Gramith

Spouse and Children

6 November 1920
Cook, Illinois, United States


    Ardele Gramith


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Theodore Skibbe





    Arthur Fred Skibbe



    Henry E Skibbe


    Alfred F Skibbe


    Alma Mathilda Skibbe


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 1

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 27

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

North German: from Sorbian skiba ‘slice of bread’, perhaps a nickname for a poor person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen A Skibbe in household of H A Skibbe, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen Gramith in household of Arthur Gramith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hellena Skibbi in household of Henry Skibbi, "United States Census, 1900"

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