Helen Buel Slade

11 May 1891–10 October 1985 (Age 94)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Helen Buel

When Helen Buel Slade was born on 11 May 1891, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Samuel Ira Slade, was 28 and her mother, Katherine D. Buell, was 24. She married John C. Shields on 1 January 1915, in Wayne, Michigan, United States. She lived in Detroit Ward 3, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 10 October 1985, in Gerrish Township, Roscommon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

John C. Shields
Helen Buel Slade
Marriage: 1 January 1915

Spouse and Children

1 January 1915
Wayne, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Ira Slade


    Katherine D. Buell




    Samuel B. Slade



    Margaret L. Slade


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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 6

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

English (southern): topographic name from Middle English slade ‘small valley’, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word (Old English slæd), for example in Devon and Somerset, or Slad in Gloucestershire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Slade in household of Samual T Slade, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Helen Slade in household of Julian A Burl, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen B Shields in household of John C Shields, "United States Census, 1920"

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