Helen Adelade Gillett

23 August 1913–11 June 1980 (Age 66)
Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Helen Adelade

When Helen Adelade Gillett was born on 23 August 1913, in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Silas Gillette, was 43 and her mother, Elizabeth B Todd, was 38. She married Francis Boshart on 12 September 1931, in Lewis, New York, United States. She died on 11 June 1980, in Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Norwood, Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Boshart
Helen Adelade Gillett
Marriage: 12 September 1931

Spouse and Children

12 September 1931
Lewis, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Silas Gillette


    Elizabeth B Todd




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 4

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 18

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English:1. from a pet form of the personal names Giles , Julian , or William ( see Gill 1). 2. topographic name for someone living at the top of a glen or ravine, from northern Middle English gil(l) ‘glen’ + heved ‘head’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Helen Blodgett in household of Roy Blodgett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen A Gillett in household of Silas Gillett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen A Gillette in household of Silas Gillette, "United States Census, 1930"

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