Helena Amy Dyer

Brief Life History of Helena Amy

When Helena Amy Dyer was born on 22 December 1885, in California, United States, her father, Charles E. Dyer, was 29 and her mother, Amelia M Hilpert, was 20. She married George Harrison Sweet on 18 November 1919, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and San Gabriel Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 13 October 1965, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Harrison Sweet
1877–1965
Helena Amy Dyer
1885–1965
Marriage: 18 November 1919
Philip Harrison Sweet Sr.
1918–2011
Patricia Dean "Pat" Sweet
1919–2017

Sources (16)

  • Sena Dyer in household of Amilia M Dyer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helena Amy Sweet, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Amy H Angel, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

World Events (8)

1886

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

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.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, from Middle English deier, degher ‘dyer’ (Old English dēag ‘dye’; the verb is a back-formation from the agent noun). Compare Dexter . The name is typical of southern England. In the Midlands Dexter is the more common equivalent and in northern England Lister .

Irish (Sligo and Antrim): variant of Dwyer .

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

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