Helen Elizabeth Tangney

11 November 1900–10 September 1964 (Age 63)
Rulo, Richardson, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Helen Elizabeth

When Helen Elizabeth Tangney was born on 11 November 1900, in Rulo, Richardson, Nebraska, United States, her father, James J. Tangney, was 25 and her mother, Anna Maria Dannecker, was 20. She married James Asa Sheffield II on 21 February 1928, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Rulo, Richardson, Nebraska Territory, United States in 1910 and Lancaster, Nebraska, United States in 1920. She died on 10 September 1964, in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States.

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James Asa Sheffield II
Helen Elizabeth Tangney
Marriage: 21 February 1928
James Asa Sheffield III

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21 February 1928
Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States


    James Asa Sheffield III


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

Age 1

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.

Age 17

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Irish form of Tanguay . The name was introduced to England at the time of the Norman Conquest, and later taken to Kerry in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Sheffield in household of James A Sheffield Jr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Sheffield in household of James Sheffield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen Tangney in household of James Tangney Jr., "United States Census, 1910"

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