Helen L Nessel (1916 - 1992)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Helen L Nessel’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Helen so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Helen’s biography.

Helen L Nessel Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Helen L Nessel and her immediate Nessel family. Add to Helen L Nessel's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Helen.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Helen L Nessel? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Helen move a lot? Did she emigrate from another country? Add Helen's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Helen finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Helen attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Helen did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Helen L Nessel is a military veteran.

Middle name

L

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Helen's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Helen's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Helen a religious woman? Add Helen’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Helen during various points of her life.

Timeline

1916 - In the year that Helen L Nessel was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1924 - Helen was just 8 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

1925 - At the age of just 9 years old, Helen was alive when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1957 - Helen was 41 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1992 - In the year of Helen L Nessel's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

Helen L Nessel Family Tree

Who was Helen’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Helen’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Helen's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Helen L Nessel
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Helen's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Helen L Nessel is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Helen L Nessel passed away on October 17, 1992 at age 76. There is no known cause of death for Helen. She was born on April 6, 1916. We have no information about Helen's family.

Memories

What do you remember about Helen L Nessel? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Helen is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Helen L Nessel

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources