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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John Steve Jerkes (Gyorkos)
Rozália Ormos
Joseph John Jerkes
Elizabeth Jerkes
James Joseph Jerkes
Michael Anthony Jerkes
Stephen James Jerkes
Anthony Gyorkos
Helen Barbara Jerkes
John Michael Jerkes
Ralph (Rudolph) Wilson Jarkas

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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

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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