Helen Ann Gittens

Female 1928 - 2013  (85 years)


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  • Name Helen Ann Gittens  [1, 2
    Born 1928  Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1930  La Crescent, Houston, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • United States Federal Census, Name:Earl D Gittens
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type:Census
      Event Year:1930
      Event Place:La Crescent, Houston, Minnesota, United States
      District:0013
      Gender:Male
      Age:34
      Marital Status:Married
      Race:White
      Race (Original):White
      Relationship to Head of Household:Head
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original):Head
      Birth Year (Estimated):1896
      Birthplace:Minnesota
      Immigration Year:
      Father's Birthplace:Vermont
      Mother's Birthplace:Florida
      Sheet Number and Letter:1A
      Household ID:12
      Line Number:44
      Affiliate Name:The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number:T626
      Affiliate Film Number:1101
      GS Film number:2340836
      Digital Folder Number:004610055
      Image Number:00730
      HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
      HeadEarl D GittensM34Minnesota
      WifeRuth A GittensF35Minnesota
      DaughterGeraldine M GittensF3Wisconsin
      DaughterHelen A GittensF1Wisconsin
      Brother-in-lawJohn A HoriharM23Minnesota
      Citing this Record:
      "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X38M-JYG : accessed 05 Oct 2013), Earl D Gittens, 1930.
    Census 1940  La Crescent Village, Houston, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • United States Federal, Name:Helen Gittens
      Titles and Terms:
      Event Type:Census
      Event Date:1940
      Event Place:La Crescent, La Crescent Village, Houston, Minnesota, United States
      Gender:Female
      Age:11
      Marital Status:Single
      Race (Original):White
      Race:White
      Relationship to Head of Household (Original):Daughter
      Relationship to Head of Household:Daughter
      Birthplace:Wisconsin
      Birth Year (Estimated):1929
      Last Place of Residence:Same House
      District:28-13
      Family Number:152
      Sheet Number and Letter:7B
      Line Number:48
      Affiliate Publication Number:T627
      Affiliate Film Number:1927
      Digital Folder Number:005454980
      Image Number:00249
      HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
      HeadEarl GittensM43Minnesota
      WifeRuth H GittensF44Minnesota
      DaughterGeraldine GittensF13Wisconsin
      DaughterHelen GittensF11Wisconsin
      DaughterFrances GittensF9Wisconsin
      DaughterRuth C GittensF8Wisconsin
      DaughterMadona GittensF6Minnesota
      DaughterCarol GittensF2Minnesota
      Citing this Record:
      "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KS22-L1M : accessed 29 Aug 2013), Helen Gittens in entry for Earl Gittens, 1940.
    Buried Aug 2013  La Crescent Village, Houston, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Burial:
      Crucifixion Cemetery
      La Crescent
      Houston County
      Minnesota, USA
    Obituary 13 Aug 2013  La Crescent Village, Houston, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Helen Ann (Gittens) Thesing, died peacefully on Friday, August 16, 2013, surrounded by family.
      After graduation from Aquinas High School in 1946, Helen married Robert W. Thesing on November 24, 1947. This union was blessed with nine children. Helen devoted her life to her family. She was noted for her baking skills, including keeping the magical freezer filled with apple pie slices and chocolate chip cookies. Nothing put a smile on her face faster than when someone came to visit; there was always room for one more. She will be remembered for her loving, caring, warm and acceptable spirit of life.
      Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Ruth (Horihan) Gittens; her husband, Robert; son, Thomas; and son-in-law, Douglas Bigelow. Helen's sisters, Geraldine (Marion) Papenfuss, Ruth (Joseph) Hayes, and Frances Gittens also preceded her in death
      A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 21st, at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of the Crucifixion in La Crescent. Rev. Paul J. Breza will officiate. Burial will follow in Crucifixion Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m., where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m., and again on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the La Crescent Area Historical Society, the La Crescent Community Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the MS Society, or the charity of the donor's choice. The family would like to thank the Mayo Clinic Health System's ninth floor staff for the excellent care and support they provided to Helen and her family along with the Mayo Clinic Hospice staff. The family also thanks the staff at the Clara House in La Crescent for providing a loving and caring atmosphere for Helen.
    Died 16 Aug 2013  La Crescent Village, Houston, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I577  Gittens Clusters
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2013 

    Father Earl Dudley Gittens,   b. 30 Jun 1896, Dresbach, Winona, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1970, La Crescent Village, Houston, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Ruth Cecelia Horikan,   b. 1895, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert W. Thesing,   b. 10 Jan 1927,   d. 27 Aug 1999, Houston, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1947  [1
    Children 
     1. Thomas R. Thesing,   b. 29 Jul 1951,   d. 18 Sep 2002, La Crescent Village, Houston, Minnesota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1928 - Wisconsin, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - La Crescent, Houston, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - La Crescent Village, Houston, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aug 2013 - La Crescent Village, Houston, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 13 Aug 2013 - La Crescent Village, Houston, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Aug 2013 - La Crescent Village, Houston, Minnesota, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S647] Find a Grave, digital images, (www.findagrave.com: n.d.).

    2. [S648] 1940 United States Federal Census, ("United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org).

    3. [S620] "United States Census, 1930." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.


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