Helen Bement

1854–
Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Helen

When Helen Bement was born in 1854, in Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Bingham Bement, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Julia Hill, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Bingham Bement
1817–1854
Sarah Julia Hill
1830–1908
Son Bement
1851–1851
Inez Edwina Bement
1851–1851
Albert Henry Bement
1853–1937
Helen Bement
1854–
Alice Matilda Bement
1855–1929

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World Events (3)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 3

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Beaumont .

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

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