- Born: Cir 1842, Pennsylvania
- Marriage (1): Charles A. Helms
- Marriage (2): Archibald Jamison
- Died: After 1910, Philadelphia, PA
The 1860 Federal Census for Philadelphia, PA, 5th Precinct, 24th Ward, Philadelphia P. O., page 767A, dated June 9, 1860 records Archibald Jamison (24 - PA) and Mary Jamison (18 - PA) with their son William H. Jamison (7/12 - PA). The head of the household is Abrm Hendrick (47 - PA). Abrm Hendrick's children are listed as Wm J. Hendrick (14 - PA), Hannah J. Hendrick (11 - PA), and Emma Hendrick (8 - PA). Another individual listed in the household is Ann Porter (39 - PA). Abrm is employed as a Butcher.
The 1860 Federal Census for Philadelphia, PA, 6th Precinct, 24th Ward, Philadelphia P. O., page 767A, dated June 7, 1860 records Archibald Jamison's mother, Ann Jamison (45 - PA) living in the home of W. H. Orme (25). Also in the household is W. H. Orme's wife Mary Orme (21) and son Chas Orme (1).
See general notes on her son, Charles A. Helms, for 1870 & 1880 census facts.
The 1900 Federal Census for Philadelphia, PA, 24th Ward, District 566, page 197B, dated June 6, 1900 records the widow Mary Helms (Nov 1846 - PA/PA/Ireland) and her son, John Jamison (Feb 1865 - PA/PA/PA) living at 668 41st Street. Mary is a Dress Maker while John is a Clerk in a Cigar Store. Mary has had 4 children all of whom are still living. [William Jamison, John Jamison, Charles Helms, & Emma Helms] Also in the household is a boarder, John Piercey (April 1857 - England/England/England). He is a Bricklayer and he immigrated in 1887.
The 1910 Federal Census for Philadelphia, PA, 24th Ward, District 514, page 42A, dated April 19, 1910 records the widow Mary R. Helms (63 - PA/PA/PA) living at 4034 Haverford Avenue. Mary is a Keeper of a Boarding House. Mary has had 4 children 3 of whom are still living. [Mary's son, Charles Abraham Helms, died in 1903] Also in the household are boarders: John Piercey (48 - England/England/England), Albert (44 - England/England/England) & Ethel (16 - PA/England/England) Edge, John E. (22 - Maryland/Maryland/Maryland) & Julia E. (21 - Maryland/Maryland/Maryland) Parks, and Thomas F. Bramen (34 - PA/Ireland.Ireland). Interesting that Mary indicates a W2 [twice a widow] status for marriage description in that Archibald Jamison is still living ... see general notes on her son, William H. Jamison, for 1920 census facts and general notes for Archibald Jamison where he is in a Disabled Veterans home.
Note: The address 4034 Haverford Avenue where Mary is "keeping" a boarding house is just a few doors down from her daughter's home at 4024 Haverford Avenue ... checking the 1920 census reveals that Mary's 4034 Haverford Avenue home is no longer in her possession ... it is now a boarding house belonging to William and Isabelle Mebele.
Mary married Charles A. Helms. (Charles A. Helms was born circa 1849 in Pennsylvania, died on 4 Feb 1875 in Philadalphia, PA and was buried on 7 Feb 1875 in Blockley Baptist Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.) The cause of his death was Consumption.
Mary next married Archibald Jamison. (Archibald Jamison was born in Oct 1835 in Pennsylvania, died on 12 Sep 1925 in Philadelphia, PA and was buried in Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.)