Helen Benn

31 August 1911–5 February 2002 (Age 90)
Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Helen

When Helen Benn was born on 31 August 1911, in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, her father, Michael Benn, was 33 and her mother, Anna Berris, was 33. She lived in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1930. She died on 5 February 2002, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 90.

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Charles Brown
Helen Benn

Spouse and Children

    Charles Brown



Parents and Siblings

    Michael Benn


    Anna Berris




    Steven Benn


    John Benn



World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Age 2

A strike led by silk mill workers in Paterson, New Jersey. The primary demands of the strike were focused on improved quality of working conditions and establishing an eight-hour workday limit. Two protestors were killed during the strike, and over 1,850 workers were arrested. The strike ultimately ended in failure, due to the manufacturers' inability to accept the demands of the strikes.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Benne, which is in part a short form of Benedict and in part a form of the Old Norse personal name Bjorn meaning ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’.2 North German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Benn in household of Michael Benn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Brown in entry for Mr John F Benn, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Helen F Brown, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

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