Helen Ysobel "Nellie" Schoonard

1875–1955 (Age 80)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Helen Ysobel "Nellie"

When Helen Ysobel "Nellie" Schoonard was born in 1875, in Michigan, United States, her father, Edward Evert Schoonard, was 36 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Ackley, was 30. She married John David Worth Sr on 18 May 1895, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died in 1955, in Hazel Crest, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

John David Worth Sr
Helen Ysobel "Nellie" Schoonard
Marriage: 18 May 1895
William James Worth
John D Worth Jr

Spouse and Children

18 May 1895
Cook, Illinois, United States


    William James Worth


    John D Worth Jr


Parents and Siblings




    Dora Schoonard


    Edward Carl Schoonard III


    William Schoonard


    Adeline Schoonard


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 4

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Worth in household of John Worth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen Y Worth in household of John D Worth, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen in entry for John David Worth, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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