Helen Hicks

9 April 1903–10 August 1989 (Age 86)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Helen

Helen Hicks was born on 9 April 1903, in Iowa, United States. She married Louis Bode on 4 June 1919, in Lee, Iowa, United States. She died on 10 August 1989, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86.

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Louis Bode
1891–1963
Helen Hicks
1903–1989
Marriage: 4 June 1919

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 June 1919
Lee, Iowa, United States

World Events (8)

1904

Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 10

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 23

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Hick 1. This is a widespread surname in England, and is common in the southwest and southern Wales.2 Dutch and German: patronymic from Hick . Compare Hix .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen L Bode in household of Mary Hicks, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen Bode in household of Louis A Bode, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Luella Hicks, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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