Helen Pauline Copeland

16 August 1914–4 November 2010 (Age 96)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Helen Pauline

When Helen Pauline Copeland was born on 16 August 1914, in Kansas, United States, her father, James Fritts Copeland, was 41 and her mother, Marie Amalia Pfuetze, was 37. She married Warren August Wohler in June 1937. She lived in Election Precinct 23 Jaggy, Clark, Washington, United States in 1940 and Manhattan, Manhattan, Pottawatomie, Kansas Territory, United States in 2010. She died on 4 November 2010, in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Manhattan, Riley, Kansas, United States.

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Warren August Wohler
Helen Pauline Copeland
Marriage: June 1937

Spouse and Children

June 1937

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 2

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a place called Copeland, of which there is an example in Cumbria, or from Coupland in Northumberland, both named with Old Norse kaupa-land ‘bought land’, a feature worthy of note during the early Middle Ages, when land was rarely sold, but rather held by feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Wohler in household of Warren A Wohler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen P Copeland in household of James F Copeland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Copeland in household of J F Copeland, "United States Census, 1920"

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