Jennie Rosetta Bolen Helm

21 October 1880–5 May 1935 (Age 54)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Jennie Rosetta Bolen

When Jennie Rosetta Bolen Helm was born on 21 October 1880, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, David Helm, was 17 and her mother, Sarah Jane Bolen, was 24. She married John Alfred Bowermaster on 30 September 1899, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Southampton Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 May 1935, in South Middleton Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Alfred Bowermaster
Jennie Rosetta Bolen Helm
Marriage: 30 September 1899
Bruce J. Bowermaster
Rilda Bowermaster
Sarah Anna Bowermaster
Mabel Mae Bowermaster
Harper George Bowermaster
Marybell Bowermaster
Alfred R Bowermaster
Chloe Bowermaster
Ray M Bowermaster
Charles L Bowermaster
Lee Bowermaster

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 September 1899Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 2
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 16
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): from Old English helm ‘protection, covering’ (in later northern English dialects, ‘cattle shelter, barn’). The name may be topographic, for someone who lived by or worked at a barn, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Helme in Meltham (Yorkshire).English: variant of Elm with prosthetic H-.German, and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch helm.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Jennie R Bowermaster in household of John A Bowermaster, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Jennie Bolen Bowermaster in entry for Ernest Mccoy and Rilda Bowermaster, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Jennie R Bowermaster in household of John A Bowermaster, "United States Census, 1910"

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