Mary Helen O'Steen

9 September 1927–8 August 2014 (Age 86)
Douglas, Coffee, Georgia, United States

The Life of Mary Helen

When Mary Helen O'Steen was born on 9 September 1927, in Douglas, Coffee, Georgia, United States, her father, Daniel L. O'Steen, was 45 and her mother, Margaret Lucinda Chaney, was 37. She had at least 1 son with William Chesley Baker. She lived in Douglas, Georgia, United States in 1999. She died on 8 August 2014, in Douglas, Coffee, Georgia, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

William Chesley Baker
Mary Helen O'Steen
William Chesley "Chet" Baker Jr.

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings



    Henry F Osteen


    Freeman H. O'steen Sr.



    Corinne O’Steen



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 15

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  

Age 23

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish (Östeen): variant spelling of Östén ( see Osten ).2 alternatively it could be a hibernicization (O’Steen) of Scottish Steen , which has long been established in Ireland.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Helen Osteen in household of Daniel L Osteen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary H Osteen in household of Daniel L Osteen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Helen O'Steen Baker in entry for Ms Corinne Homemaker O'Steen Smith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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