Freda May Tefft

11 March 1891–14 November 1948 (Age 57)
West Salem, Wayne, Ohio, United States

The Life of Freda May

When Freda May Tefft was born on 11 March 1891, in West Salem, Wayne, Ohio, United States, her father, James E. Tefft, was 28 and her mother, Dora Repp, was 23. She married George Washington Helvie on 18 October 1910, in Wayne, Wood, Ohio, United States. She died on 14 November 1948, in Ashland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in West Salem Cemetery, West Salem, Wayne, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Helvie
Freda May Tefft
Marriage: 18 October 1910

Spouse and Children

18 October 1910
Wayne, Wood, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James E. Tefft


    Dora Repp




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 16

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Taft . This surname was already well established in CT and RI by 1715 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Freda May Tefft, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Freda May Dever, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Freda May Teft, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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