Helen Beckman

5 August 1892–9 November 1974 (Age 82)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Helen

When Helen Beckman was born on 5 August 1892, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Beckman, was 27 and her mother, Henrietta Reeder, was 25. She had at least 1 son with Olaf Gunnar Winquist. She lived in Lock Haven, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Johnsonburg, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died on 9 November 1974, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82.

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Olaf Gunnar Winquist
Helen Beckman
Richard Olaf Winquist

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Parents and Siblings

    John Beckman


    Henrietta Reeder




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 13

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr) + man ‘man’.2 Swedish (Bäckman): ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + man ‘man’.3 Respelling of German Beckmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hellen Bechman in household of John Bechman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen Winquist in household of Olaf G Winquist, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen Beckman in household of John Beckman, "United States Census, 1910"

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