Helen Geissman (1889 - 1987)

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Helen Geissman
1889 - 1987
updated February 06, 2019
Helen Geissman was born on January 10, 1889. She died in October 1987 at 98 years old. We know that Helen Geissman had been residing in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana 46803.


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Helen Geissman died in October 1987 at 98 years old. She was born on January 10, 1889. There is no information about Helen's immediate family. We know that Helen Geissman had been residing in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana 46803.
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In 1889, in the year that Helen Geissman was born, on April 22nd, at "high noon," about 50,000 people took off to claim open lands in the Land Rush of 1889. Called the "Unassigned Lands," part or all of 6 counties in Oklahoma were up for grabs. By the end of the day, Oklahoma City and Guthrie were created - each with about 10,000 inhabitants.

In 1907, when she was 18 years old, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1914, by the time she was 25 years old, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1924, Helen was 35 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1987, in the year of Helen Geissman's passing, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Steve Geissman
Mar 3, 1953 - May 1977
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Aug 19, 1935 - February 1986
San Antonio, Texas
Rose Geissman
Nov 9, 1900 - May 1969
Kansas City, Missouri
Christina M Geissman
May 3, 1928 - Nov 4, 1990
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Jerry Geissman
Jul 15, 1933 - September 1987
Los Gatos, California
Melanie Suzanne Geissman
Jul 1, 1969 - Jan 22, 2011
Van Nuys, California
Lundy Geissman
Sep 2, 1906 - March 1983
Redwood City, California
Henrietta G Geissman
Aug 7, 1911 - Mar 19, 2002
Redwood City, CA
Loraine Geissman
May 23, 1914 - Feb 28, 2008
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Theodore Geissman
Jun 17, 1908 - November 1978
Santa Monica, California
Christina Geissman
around 1877 - Jun 30, 1904

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