Helen Merritt (1890 - 1969)

Helen Merritt
1890 - 1969
updated February 06, 2019
Helen Merritt was born on February 4, 1890. She died in June 1969 at 79 years old. We know that Helen Merritt had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20016.


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Helen Merritt died in June 1969 at 79 years old. She was born on February 4, 1890. There is no information about Helen's family. We know that Helen Merritt had been residing in Washington, District of Columbia County, District Of Columbia 20016.
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In 1890, in the year that Helen Merritt was born, on December 29th, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred in South Dakota on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation . The U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment said that they rode into the Lakota camp "trying to disarm" the inhabitants. One person, Black Coyote - who was deaf - held onto his rifle, saying that he paid a lot of money for it. Shots rang out and by the end at least 153 Lakota Sioux - some estimates say 300 - and 25 troops had died. The site of the massacre is a National Historic Landmark.

In 1930, by the time she was 40 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1949, at the age of 59 years old, Helen was alive when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1954, Helen was 64 years old when on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1969, in the year of Helen Merritt's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

Other Biographies

Other Helen Merritts

Oct 29, 1926 - Dec 26, 1993
Jul 13, 1922 - Apr 19, 2010
Jan 8, 1904 - Jun 24, 1975
around 1878 - Jul 17, 1945
around 1897 - Nov 1, 1923
around 1946 - Unknown
around 1957 - Unknown
around 1960 - Unknown
Jan 26, 1911 - Apr 6, 1996

Other Merritts

Apr 6, 1917 - May 3, 2003
May 17, 1941 - Nov 14, 1996
Jun 22, 1881 - March 1972
May 11, 1948 - Jun 17, 2011
Oct 13, 1947 - Feb 22, 2011
Nov 4, 1878 - June 1970
Nov 1, 1884 - June 1973
Sep 25, 1946 - January 1972
Oct 18, 1905 - Mar 19, 2001
Feb 1, 1911 - May 23, 2002
Dec 27, 1970 - Dec 9, 1996
Dec 5, 1935 - Jul 31, 2005
Jul 5, 1877 - December 1979
Sep 7, 1956 - Jan 4, 2005
Dec 29, 1973 - Nov 21, 1997
Jan 17, 1891 - December 1985
Mar 12, 1892 - August 1986
Aug 27, 1893 - February 1983
Oct 26, 1902 - Dec 9, 1989
Jun 9, 1894 - May 16, 1992

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Jul 26, 1902 - Jan 15, 1996
Feb 23, 1938 - Jun 4, 2002
Jan 19, 1891 - February 1968
Dec 1, 1893 - April 1976
Mar 16, 1911 - August 1982
Apr 14, 1930 - May 16, 1998
Nov 15, 1933 - Jan 11, 1998
Apr 19, 1897 - May 11, 1991
Nov 19, 1939 - Mar 3, 1993
Aug 12, 1929 - Mar 6, 2008
Nov 12, 1937 - Nov 5, 1998
Nov 6, 1906 - August 1977
Sep 25, 1939 - Jun 2, 2004
Dec 23, 1939 - Jan 28, 2008
Aug 23, 1937 - May 15, 1997
Mar 2, 1907 - Mar 15, 2001
May 12, 1907 - January 1981
Sep 18, 1894 - July 1985
Sep 11, 1901 - November 1973
May 9, 1938 - Jul 1, 2011
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