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Charles A. Helms
(Cir 1849-1875)
Mary R.
(Cir 1842-After 1910)
Sylvester Rannels (Reynolds)
Emma Becher
Charles Abraham Helms
Ada May Rannels
Charles A. Helms


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Josephine Gertrude Miller

Charles A. Helms

  • Born: 30 Mar 1902, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage: Josephine Gertrude Miller about 1923 in Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland
  • Died: Jan 1986, Wildwood, Cape May, New Jersey at age 83

bullet  General Notes:

The 1930 Federal Census taken May 5, 1930 lists the William (56 - PA/Germany/Germany) and Ella [Rannels] (51 - PA/PA/PA) Schneider family living in Upper Darby, Delaware Co., PA (Dist 144, page 94A) with one daughter, Gertrude (23 - PA), at 7123 Seaford Road. William is a Mast Cutter at a Mast Store and has been married to Ella for 33 years while Gertrude is a Clerk for a Publishing Company. It is of interest that next door to William and Ella Schneider is a married Charles A. Helms (28 - PA) (indexed as Helma at, nephew of Ella Rannels Schneider. Charles' mother is Ada Rannels Helms, sister to Ella. Charles has been married to Josephine G. Helms (25 - PA) for 7 years and has a son, Charles A. (1 9/12 - PA). They are living at 7125 Seaford Road. Charles is a Milk Salesman.

The 1940 Federal Census for Upper Darby, Delaware Co., PA, District 23-186, page 3361A records Charles (38 - PA) and Josephine (35 - PA) Helms with children Charles (17), Robert (9), and Florence (8). They are renting a home at 1128 Roosevelt Drive for $30 / month. Charles is employed as a Salesman for a Dairy earning $1,200 working 52 weeks in the last year. Also in the household is Charles' widowed mother-in-law, Josephine Johnston (62 - PA), as well as Charles' sister-in-law, Gertrude Miller (35 - PA).

The birth and death dates for this couple (Charles and Josephine) were gleaned from the Social Security Death Index with knowledge of their dates of birth from census records. The two individuals listed here are most likely correct in that their places of death were identical. Additional family information was contibuted via email contact with a grandson, Jim Bourne.
The SSDI records:
Charles Helms
SSN: 173-05-0780
Last Residence: 08260 Wildwood, Cape May, New Jersey
Born: 30 Mar 1902
Last Benefit: 08260 Wildwood, Cape May, New Jersey
Died: Jan 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

The SSDI records:
Josephine Helms
SSN: 202-22-6440
Last Residence: 08260 Wildwood, Cape May, New Jersey
Born: 15 Aug 1904
Died: Oct 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

See research notes on son Charles for City Directory information that indicates 2 sons of Charles and Josephine to be Charles and Robert Helms.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Electrician (1920) / Milk Salesman (1930).

Education: Girard College, Philadelphia, PA.


Charles married Josephine Gertrude Miller, daughter of Living and Josephine Gertrude Burgess, about 1923 in Elkton, Cecil Co., Maryland. (Josephine Gertrude Miller was born on 15 Aug 1904 in Pennsylvania and died in Oct 1986 in Wildwood, Cape May, New Jersey.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

The place of marriage was stated in an Oct 7, 2010 email from grandson, Jim Bourne.

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