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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Family Time Line

Dwight Holbrook
1817–1890
Lydia Ann Van Tine
1818–1858
Helen L. Holbrook
1843–
Charles Holbrook
1843–
Zephaniah Swift Holbrook
1847–1901
Lucy Mary Holbrook
1849–1913
Frederick Alfred Holbrook
1854–1919
Lillie Van Tyne Holbrook
1858–1935

Parents and Siblings

    Male1817–1890Male

    Lydia Ann Van Tine

    Female1818–1858Female

siblings

(6)

    Female1843–Female

    Charles Holbrook

    Male1843–Male

    Zephaniah Swift Holbrook

    Male1847–1901Male

    Lucy Mary Holbrook

    Female1849–1913Female

    Male1854–1919Male

+1 More Child

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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