Lydia Mathilda Irma Feddersen

1920–2015 (Age 95)
Havillah, Okanogan, Washington, United States

The Life of Lydia Mathilda Irma

When Lydia Mathilda Irma Feddersen was born on 13 February 1920, in Havillah, Okanogan, Washington, United States, her father, Martin Henry Feddersen, was 38 and her mother, Katherine Wildermuth, was 35. She married Benjamin Friedrich Helm on 27 February 1938, in Havillah, Okanogan, Washington, United States. She lived in Havillah Election Precinct, Okanogan, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 22 March 2015, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Havillah, Okanogan, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lydia Mathilda Irma Feddersen
Benjamin Friedrich Helm
Marriage: 27 February 1938

Spouse & Children

27 February 1938
Havillah, Okanogan, Washington, United States

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 20

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 25

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, and Danish: Frisian patronymic from Fedder 2.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Helm in household of Ben Helm, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lydia I Fedderson in household of Martin Fedderson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lydia Wallace in entry for Raymond F Wallace, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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