Helen Edna Kniskern

25 August 1894–27 August 1953 (Age 59)
Hickory Corners, Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Helen Edna

When Helen Edna Kniskern was born on 25 August 1894, in Hickory Corners, Lower Mahanoy Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Peter Kniskern, was 25 and her mother, Emma Jane Conrow, was 21. She married Blake Rowe on 25 August 1915, in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Big Flats, Chemung, New York, United States for about 5 years and Kirkwood, Broome, New York, United States for about 15 years. She died on 27 August 1953, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Blake Rowe
Helen Edna Kniskern
Marriage: 25 August 1915

Spouse and Children

25 August 1915
Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Kniskern


    Emma Jane Conrow




    Peter Matthew Kniskern


    Paul Leslie Kniskern



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a bon vivant, from geniess gern ‘like(s) to enjoy’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Helen Rowe in household of Blake Rowe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Kuiskern in household of Peter Kuiskern, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen Kniskern in household of Peter Kniskern, "New York State Census, 1905"

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