Dorothy Cecelia Helm

11 January 1908–29 September 2002 (Age 94)
West Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Dorothy Cecelia

When Dorothy Cecelia Helm was born on 11 January 1908, in West Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, her father, Charles L Helm Sr., was 22 and her mother, Elizabeth Cunningham, was 19. She married David Lester Stout on 8 May 1937, in Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Pennington, Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, United States in 1992 and Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, United States in 2002. She died on 29 September 2002, in Pennington, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

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David Lester Stout
Dorothy Cecelia Helm
Marriage: 8 May 1937
Richard Lawrence Stout

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1937Elkton, Cecil, Maryland, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 1
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
    Age 3
    The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.
    Age 25
    New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the "New Deal". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): from Old English helm ‘protection, covering’ (in later northern English dialects, ‘cattle shelter, barn’). The name may be topographic, for someone who lived by or worked at a barn, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Helme in Meltham (Yorkshire).English: variant of Elm with prosthetic H-.German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Dorothy Helm, "New Jersey, Reclaim the Records, Geographic Birth Index, 1901-1929"
    • Dorothy C Stout in household of David L Stout, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Dorothy Helm in household of Charles Helm, "United States Census, 1920"

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