Helen M. Grow

12 April 1905–1 April 1953 (Age 48)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Helen M.

When Helen M. Grow was born on 12 April 1905, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles Benjamin Grow, was 23 and her mother, Florence A. Moyer, was 19. She married Edgar E. L. Silfies on 6 August 1921, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 1 April 1953, in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Mickleys, Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar E. L. Silfies
Helen M. Grow
Marriage: 6 August 1921

Spouse and Children

    Edgar E. L. Silfies



6 August 1921
Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Margeret M. Grow


    Ester M. Grow


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 13

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

North German:1. variant of Groh , 2. variant of Growe .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Silfies in household of Edgar Silfies, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Silfies in household of Edgar Silfies, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen M Grow in household of Calvin A Werley, "United States Census, 1920"

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