Helen Mae Hyland

8 May 1919–16 June 2007 (Age 88)
Landax, Lane, Oregon, United States

The Life of Helen Mae

When Helen Mae Hyland was born on 8 May 1919, in Landax, Lane, Oregon, United States, her father, Hubert Andrew Hyland, was 32 and her mother, Laura Belle Copenhaver, was 32. She had at least 2 sons and 4 daughters with William Roy Curtis. She lived in Middle Fork Election Precinct, Lane, Oregon, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 June 2007, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

William Roy Curtis
1912–2003
Helen Mae Hyland
1919–2007
Faye G Curtis
Fern L Curtis
Forrest E Curtis
Gale E Curtis
Jean E Curtis
Terri L Curtis

Spouse and Children

    William Roy Curtis

    Male1912–2003Male

    Female1919–2007Female

children

(6)

    Faye G Curtis

    FemaleFemale

    Fern L Curtis

    FemaleFemale

    Forrest E Curtis

    MaleMale

    Gale E Curtis

    MaleMale

    Jean E Curtis

    FemaleFemale

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Norman W Hyland

    Male1913–2004Male

    Female1914–1972Female

    Female1919–2007Female

    Harvey Hyland

    MaleMale

    Marjorie Hyland

    FemaleFemale

World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 21

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived on high ground or by land where hay was grown, from Middle English hegh, hie ‘high’ or heye ‘hay’ + land ‘land’.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAoileáin, a variant of Ó Faoláin ( see Whelan ).3 Swedish: possibly an ornamental name based on Greek hulē ‘wood’ + land ‘land’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hellan G Hyland in household of Hubert A Hyland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen Hyland in household of Elmer A Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Mae Curtis, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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