Ernest William Helvey

27 April 1874–21 March 1964 (Age 89)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Ernest William

When Ernest William Helvey was born on 27 April 1874, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Theodore August Helvey, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ann Jeffries, was 18. He had at least 1 daughter with Annetta Ollie Danell. He lived in Herman, Shawano, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Kittitas, Washington, United States in 1920. He died on 21 March 1964, in Washington, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Cle Elum, Kittitas, Washington, United States.

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Ernest William Helvey
Annetta Ollie Danell
Marie Helvey

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Parents and Siblings

    Theodore August Helvey





World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 9

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 24

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

French or Americanized form of German Helwig .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ernest Halvey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ernest Helvey in household of Theodore Helvey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ernest William Helvey, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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