Geneva Wilderson

Brief Life History of Geneva

When Geneva Wilderson was born on 3 November 1900, in Modale, Harrison, Iowa, United States, her father, Charles Franklin Wilderson, was 30 and her mother, Ellen Zilpha Barger, was 21. She had at least 2 sons with Harry John Helmsing. She lived in Kennard, Washington, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Richland Township, Washington, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 14 August 1968, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 67.

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Harry John Helmsing
Geneva Wilderson
Leo Charles Helmsing
Jack Coogen Helmsing

Sources (7)

  • Genevia Helmsing in household of Harry J Helmsing, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilderson, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Geneva Wilderson in entry for Jack C Helmsing, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

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.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

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.

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia and South East Midlands): from Middle English Wilkeson, a shortened form of Wilkinson , ‘son of Wilkin or young William’. The -r- is intrusive.

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

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