Helen Maxine Lee

Female28 March 1924–24 January 2016

Brief Life History of Helen Maxine

When Helen Maxine Lee was born on 28 March 1924, in Huntington, Indiana, United States, her father, Melvin Francis Lee, was 21 and her mother, Emily Bernice Bolinger, was 19. She married David Harris Ard Jr on 13 March 1943, in Van Wert, Ohio, United States. She lived in Huntington, Huntington Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 January 2016, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gordon Leroy Waechter
Helen Maxine Lee
Marriage: 5 September 1948

Sources (8)

  • Helen Lee in household of Melvin F Lee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen M Lee, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Helen Lee Waechter, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1948Huntington, Indiana, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.


    Age 5

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

    Age 24

    The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Chinese Young, Sang, Jae, Jong, Jung, Sung, Yong, Kyung, Seung, Dong, Kwang, Myung.

    English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land, Middle English lee, lea, from Old English lēa, dative case (used after a preposition) of lēah, which originally meant ‘wood or glade’.

    English: habitational name from any of the many places in England named with Old English lēah ‘wood, glade’, including Lee in Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, and Shropshire, and Lea in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and Wiltshire.

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

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