Helen Pursell

19 July 1930–12 October 2012 (Age 82)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Helen

When Helen Pursell was born on 19 July 1930, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, James Leslie Pursell, was 29 and her mother, Gwendolyn Brown, was 25. She married James Richard Wilson on 18 December 1947, in California, United States. She lived in Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 12 October 2012, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

James Richard Wilson
Helen Pursell
Marriage: 18 December 1947

Spouse and Children

18 December 1947
California, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Jeanne Pursell


    James Leslie Pursell Jr.


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1937 · Los Angeles California Temple

Age 7

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the Los Angeles California Temple on March 6, 1937. 
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 25

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of English Purcell , a habitational name for someone from Purshull in Elmbridge, Worcestershire.2 Variant of German Purschel, Burschel, or Bürschel, diminutives of Bursch .3 Altered spelling of Burzel, Burzle, or Bürzel ( see Burts ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Pursell in household of James L Pursell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen Pursell, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Helen Pursell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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