Helen Isabelle Rodger

Female5 May 1915–6 March 2000

Brief Life History of Helen Isabelle

When Helen Isabelle Rodger was born on 5 May 1915, in Minnesota, United States, her father, David Waddington Rodger, was 34 and her mother, Nellie Gibson, was 35. She lived in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 March 2000, in Edina, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

David Waddington Rodger
1880–1941
Nellie Gibson
1880–1949

Sources (5)

  • Helen Rodger in household of David Rodger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen Isabelle Rodger, "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002"
  • Helen I Rodger, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 16

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

1941

Age 26

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Roger .

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

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