Helen L. Holbrook

7 June 1843–
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Helen L.

When Helen L. Holbrook was born on 7 June 1843, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Dwight Holbrook, was 26 and her mother, Lydia Ann Van Tine, was 25. She lived in Middleburg Township, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Hartford, Connecticut, United States in 1860.

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Dwight Holbrook
Lydia Ann Van Tine
Helen L. Holbrook
Charles Holbrook
Zephaniah Swift Holbrook
Lucy Mary Holbrook
Frederick Alfred Holbrook
Lillie Van Tyne Holbrook

Parents and Siblings


    Lydia Ann Van Tine





    Charles Holbrook


    Zephaniah Swift Holbrook


    Lucy Mary Holbrook



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World Events (8)

1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 5

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 17

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 32

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Dorset, and Suffolk, so called from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’ + brōc ‘stream’. The name has probably absorbed the Dutch surname van Hoobroek, found in London in the early 17th century, and possibly a similar Low German surname (Holbrock or Halbrock). Several American bearers of the name in the 1880 census give their place of birth as Oldenburg or Hannover, Germany.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Holbrook in household of Dwight Holbrook, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Helen L Hobbson in household of Dwight Hobbson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Helen Holbrook in household of Dwight Holbrook, "United States Census, 1850"

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