Helen Mary Gibson, 18981961 (aged 62 years)

Name
Helen Mary Gibson
Given names
Helen Mary
Surname
Gibson
Married name
Helen Mary Head
Family with parents
father
James H. Gibson (grave marker)
18501930
Birth: February 25, 1850 28 20Indiana, USA
Death: April 10, 1930Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, USA
mother
Lelah Gibson - Grave Marker
18721903
Birth: February 4, 1872 23 23Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, USA
Death: May 9, 1903Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Marriage
Marriage: August 1, 1895Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, USA
12 months
elder sister
The Glenn Home where Elma and Mary Helen Gibson resided in the early 1900's
18961912
Birth: July 19, 1896 46 24Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, USA
Death: May 22, 1912Lost Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, USA
6 years
younger sister
-4 years
herself
A Lead
18981961
Birth: July 27, 1898 48 26Harrison, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Death: February 23, 1961Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Father’s family with Nancy Ellen Childress
father
James H. Gibson (grave marker)
18501930
Birth: February 25, 1850 28 20Indiana, USA
Death: April 10, 1930Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, USA
step-mother
Marriage
Marriage:
half-sister
Cora Mae Gibson Dare
18741930
Birth: November 14, 1874 24 22Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States of America
Death: March 1, 1930Denver, CO, USA
9 years
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
Jessie E. (Gibson) Hood (grave marker)
18861979
Birth: July 1, 1886 36 34Indiana, USA
Death: April 24, 1979Indiana, USA
Family with Dr. Floyd Harrison Head
husband
A Lead
18911969
Birth: October 12, 1891Neoga, Cumberland, Illinois, USA
Death: July 31, 1969Petersberg, Pike, Indiana, USA
herself
A Lead
18981961
Birth: July 27, 1898 48 26Harrison, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Death: February 23, 1961Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Marriage
Marriage: April 6, 1916Dugger, Sullivan, Indiana, USA
Dr. Floyd Harrison Head + Sylvia Ellender Lindsay Sylvie
husband
A Lead
18911969
Birth: October 12, 1891Neoga, Cumberland, Illinois, USA
Death: July 31, 1969Petersberg, Pike, Indiana, USA
partner’s partner
Marriage
Marriage: about 1920Havana, Mason, Illinois, USA
2 years
step-son
Rev. Harold B. Head, (seated), with his cousin - May 2001
19222007
Birth: January 24, 1922 30 20Bath, Mason, Illinois, USA
Death: August 22, 2007Petersburg, Pike, Indiana, USA
Note

Buried in the Garden of Divinity, Lot 39-D, Crestlawn Cemetery, Riverside, CA

Note

What I've heard about Helen over the years is that she was a dancer and actress. She used to perform for the Zigfield Follies also.

When she would come around to visit, she was dressed very nice, (maybe even a fur), and would give gifts and small amounts of money. This I heard from her nieces and my father.

I finally came across her birth certificate and discovered that she lived here in Philadelphia where I've lived for the last 25 years. She retired from P.T.C., (Philadelphia Transportation Company). This company is now known as SEPTA for which I've done some audio recording work.

At some point after her retirement, she became ill...possibly deranged. She was found in the local Greyhound bus station with a lot of money on her and not in good health. (mental and physical).

Her death certificate indicates that she died while a resident patient of the Pennsylvania State Hospital which was a mental institution.

I am still researching additional details like where she lived in this area, how many years she worked before retiring, how long she was a patient at PA State Hospital.

I believe she was buried up here but later, her sister Eloise paid to have her moved and buried with her and her husband in California. - RF 2018