Helen Driscoll

11 December 1912–24 February 2002 (Age 89)
Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Helen

When Helen Driscoll was born on 11 December 1912, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Joseph B Driscoll, was 37 and her mother, Anna Olliges Driscoll, was 31. She died on 24 February 2002, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
Age 1
The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered
Age 14
In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky
Age 24
The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Donovan, Brendan, John Patrick.Irish (Cork): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEidirsceóil ‘descendant of the messenger’, from eidirsceól ‘go-between, interpreter, intermediary, news bearer’ (a compound of eidir ‘between’ + scéal ‘story, news’). Bearers of this Irish surname claim descent from a single 10th-century ancestor.

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

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Sources (4)

  • Helen ? E Driscoll in household of Joseph B Driscoll, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen D Mcmasters, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Helen Driscoll in household of Anna Driscoll, "United States Census, 1940"

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