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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Family Time Line

Arthur Robert Christian Gramith
1895–1958
Helen Louise Skibbe
1896–1989
Marriage: 6 November 1920
Ardele Gramith
1922–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 November 1920
Cook, Illinois, United States
children

(1)

    Ardele Gramith

    Female1922–1991Female

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Theodore Skibbe

    Male1867–1933Male

    Female1870–1953Female

siblings

(6)

    Arthur Fred Skibbe

    Male1893–Male

    Female1896–1989Female

    Henry E Skibbe

    Male1902–1969Male

    Alfred F Skibbe

    Male1904–1976Male

    Alma Mathilda Skibbe

    Female1908–Female

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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