Helen May Orris


Brief Life History of Helen May

When Helen May Orris was born in 1904, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Amos Orris, was 27 and her mother, Effie May Wagner, was 25. She married James Walker Kunkle on 28 June 1926, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in North Newton Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1986, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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James Walker Kunkle
Helen May Orris
Marriage: 28 June 1926

Sources (7)

  • Helen M Orris in household of Amos Orris, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen May Orris, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • Helen Mae Orris, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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  • Marriage
    28 June 1926Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 1

    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. 


    Age 23

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English (East Anglia): probably in most instances a variant of Orridge (see Orange 2 and 3), with sibilation of the final palatal consonant to /ʃ/ and /s/ to give (H)orrish and (H)orris. It was sometimes associated with the personal name Horace in modern times by folk etymology.

    English (Essex): occasionally perhaps from the Middle English personal name Orace (from Latin Horatius, possibly of Etruscan origin) but it was exceptionally rare in medieval England and is unlikely to be the main source of the surname.

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

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