Helen Barbara Jerkes

14 June 1919–20 October 1996 (Age 77)
Berlin, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Helen Barbara

When Helen Barbara Jerkes was born on 14 June 1919, in Berlin, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Steve Jerkes (Gyorkos), was 35 and her mother, Rozália Ormos, was 28. She died on 20 October 1996, in Highlands, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

John Steve Jerkes (Gyorkos)
1883–1955
Rozália Ormos
1891–1926
Joseph John Jerkes
1908–1987
Elizabeth Jerkes
1910–1950
James Joseph Jerkes
1912–1981
Michael Anthony Jerkes
1914–2003
Stephen James Jerkes
1916–1955
Anthony Gyorkos
1917–1918
Helen Barbara Jerkes
1919–1996
John Michael Jerkes
1921–2009
Ralph (Rudolph) Wilson Jarkas
1923–1997

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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.
1920

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
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.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified.

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

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