Helen G. Wilcox

Brief Life History of Helen G.

When Helen G. Wilcox was born in May 1895, in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Algernon H Wilcox, was 25 and her mother, Mildred C Gowdy, was 23. She married Curry Burton Hooper on 2 July 1924, in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Curry Burton Hooper
1891–1951
Helen G. Wilcox
1895–
Marriage: 2 July 1924
Phyllis E. Hooper
1918–
Douglas W. Hooper
1919–
Burton Henry Hooper
1920–1988
Garland Hooper
1927–2000
Gordon Wilcox Hooper
1932–2009

Sources (9)

  • Helen G Hooper in household of Currie B Hooper, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen G, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Helen Wilcox Hooper in entry for Garland Wilcox Hooper, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.

1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire, Lancashire, and Flintshire): variant of Wilcock , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is based on the pronunciation.

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

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