Mary Helen Gusler

29 May 1917–6 September 1996 (Age 79)
Tolono Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Helen

When Mary Helen Gusler was born on 29 May 1917, in Champaign, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Edward Gusler, was 31 and her mother, Alma Anna Shackelford, was 27. She married James Maager 'Mick' Bates on 12 November 1936, in Champaign, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Philo, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Tolono, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 6 September 1996, in Tolono Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Tolono, Champaign, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Maager 'Mick' Bates
Mary Helen Gusler
Marriage: 12 November 1936
Robert Eugene Bates
Jeffrey Paul Bates

Spouse and Children

12 November 1936
Champaign, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Vernie E Gusler



    John S Gusler


    Wilhelm Gusler


    James Gusler


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 8

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name, a variant of Gosler, from Goslar in the Harz Mountains, or Gosel.

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary H Gusler in household of Joseph E Gusler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Bates in household of James M Bates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Helen Gusler Bates, "Find A Grave Index"

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