Mary Jane Helmick

September 1863–1954 (Age 90)
LaPorte, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Helmick was born in September 1863, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States, her father, Obadiah Helmick, was 45 and her mother, Charity Ann Newman, was 40. She married Fred Eugene Fessenden on 3 July 1881, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Galena Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1954, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Fred Eugene Fessenden
Mary Jane Helmick
Marriage: 3 July 1881
Carrie Luella B. Fessenden
Viola Catherine Fessenden
Robert Marquis Fessenden

Spouse and Children

    Fred Eugene Fessenden



3 July 1881
LaPorte, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Obadiah Helmick


    Charity Ann Newman




    John Jehu Helmick Sr.


    Annis E Helmick


    Annie E. Helmick


    Robert M Helmick


    David J. Helmick


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1866 · Married Women's Property Act

Age 3

Married Women’s Property Act protected women’s rights protected property for women in Oregon upon the death of her husband. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 27

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German:1. Americanized spelling of German Helmich . 2. from an Old Prussian name, Helmik.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Helmick in household of Obediah Helmick, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Hellmick in household of Obadiah Hellmick, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary J Smith, "United States Census, 1920"

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