Helen Thistlethwaite

1917–1990 (Age 72)
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Helen

When Helen Thistlethwaite was born on 24 December 1917, in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Ernest Thistlethwaite, was 26 and her mother, Nell Lourina Stewart, was 24. She had at least 1 son with Gilbert Glen Cornell. She lived in Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Centerville, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 5 February 1990, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72.

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Helen Thistlethwaite
Gilbert Glen Cornell
Raymond G Cornell

Spouse & Children



  • Raymond G Cornell


Parents & Siblings



  • Thelma Mary Thistlehwaite


  • Female1917–1990Female

  • Richard F "Dick" Thistlethwaite


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Helen Cornell in household of Gilbert Cornell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen Thistlethwaite in household of Samuel E Thistlethwaite, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen E Thisltewait in household of Ernest S Thisltewait, "United States Census, 1920"

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