Helen Miller (Shepherd)

10 Sep 1919 - 31 Jan 2000


Helen Miller (Shepherd)

10 Sep 1919 - 31 Jan 2000
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Monica Miler revised 10/4/95 3rd period Melody Ann Miller May 16, 1982 Family History Jessie Helen Shepherd was born in Springville, Utah, on September 11, 1919. Her family later moved to what was called Mapleton Bench, or Mapleton. This was her home until she married and moved to Provo, Utah. Helen
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Helen Miller (Shepherd)

Married: 12 Jul 1938

Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States

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Sealed July 21, 1952


May 26, 2011


May 26, 2011

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Family History--Jessie Helen Shepherd Miller

Contributor: milesmeyer Created: 11 months ago Updated: 11 months ago

Monica Miler revised 10/4/95 3rd period Melody Ann Miller May 16, 1982 Family History Jessie Helen Shepherd was born in Springville, Utah, on September 11, 1919. Her family later moved to what was called Mapleton Bench, or Mapleton. This was her home until she married and moved to Provo, Utah. Helen attended school in Springville. She was at Jefferson Grade School for the first four grades. For fifth and sixth grades, Helen attended Washington School. She was at Springville High School for seventh though twelfth grade, where she graduated. Helen did not attend college. Helen really enjoyed her school days. Her attendance was pretty near perfect for those twelve years. She never wanted to miss a day if she could help it. Helen enjoyed her many friends even more than the school work itself. She didn’t particularly excel in any one subject. Her strengths were in music, reading, math, spelling, and shorthand. Helen ws average in most other subjects. Helen lived two miles from school and, consequently, got plenty of exercise walking to and from school each day and church each Sunday. She says her parents didn’t “taxicab” them around like parents do nowadays. If they wanted to do anything, they “hoofed it.” Helen’s parents’ transportation was by horse and buggy and sometimes wagon. She can remember her first car. It was a Model T. When Helen’s family got this car, they sure thought they “had it made.” Helen’s family home was a two-room, red-brick house with an outhouse. Later her father built what they called a “grainery room.” When this was connected to the house, their rooms totaled four. Helen’s family had a one-acre lot on which sat their home, barn, chicken coop, pig pen, a large garage, and usually a big stack of hay. They always had one or two milk cows. The family had chickens for eggs and plenty to eat. They raised about two pigs a year to kill for meat. Helen always hated it when the time came to kill the pigs because they squealed so loud. He mother made sausage that made it all worth it to her. Helen’s family had two big pits in which was stored apples, carrot, potatoes, parsnips, turnips, onions, and so on. Most of their living came off their own acre of land. Helen’s mother was a good seamstress and made most of her children’s clothes. They dressed fairly nice most of the time. Helen’s family was very close knit. He aunts, uncles, cousins, and other extended family were as close as her immediate family on both her parents’ sides. They liked to get together for Sunday dinners and have “good fun.” Ice cream was the climax of the day. They would all eat until they felt they would bust. For the Shepherds, family reunions were a must every year. Helen’s grandfather Shepherd played for years at their many dances. An orchestra played for their family reunion dances. Helen never had much opportunity to travel before she was married. She always loved to dance. This was her funnest recreation as she got into her teens. Helen was a happy person and it didn’t fake much to entertain her. She doesn’t remember having many frustrations, as people seem to have today. Helen always felt loved by her family, relations, and friends. She feels that love is really important in one’s life. When Helen was young, she helped in fruit picking and was quite fast. Needless to say, she always got that job. When she was sixteen, Helen worked at the Eddington Cannery in Springville. This is where she earned a little money of her own to spend. To get water, Helen’s family had to go across the road and down a little hill, across an irrigation ditch and a field to a fresh water spring. When they finally had the water piped to their home, a tap was installed just outside the kitchen door. The family all thought it was really great. Helen was fairly old by the time the power lines got out to the farmhouses. She remembers using a lantern to read by. Helen had a dog named Rover. He used to run to meet then when they would come home. Rover would run up to the car and bark. Unfortunately, one day when they came home, Rover ran up to greet then and got caught under the tires and was killed. Jerry was Helen’s first child. He was born in their apartment located at 245 East, 600 North, in Provo, Utah, on April 2, 1939. Dr. John Anderson, from Springville, delivered Jerry. Helen’s nurse, Mrs. Wilson, a close friend of Helen’s assisted him. She came and stayed with Helen during the day until the doctor came, and until after Jerry was born. People were passing by, on their way to church at the time. Helen’s second child, Carolyn, was supposed to be delivered in he American Fork Hospital. However, her doctor was ill when they arrived and they were sent to the Lehi Hospital. They barely made it in time. Helen’s third child, William, was born in the Spanish Fort Hospital, July 7, 1948. Jon Steven was her fourth child. He was born in the Utah Valley Hospital on August 6, 1949. Jon lived thirty-two hours and died on August 7, 1949. This was really hard for Helen and her husband Ralph. It was a year or more before they could pull themselves together. Eight years later, Helen and Ralph had another son. Gregory Lee was born on November 2, 1957, at the Utah Valley Hospital. Ralph and Helen have done much traveling and camping by themselves. They have enjoyed this very much, although they miss having the kids home with them. Greg is the only child left at home. He takes care of things when Helen and Ralph are gone.

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Helen Miller (Shepherd) was born on 10 Sep 1919
Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 10 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
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Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 11 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
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Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 22 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
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Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 38 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
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Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 44 years old when The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers across the USA. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
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Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 58 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
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Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 62 years old when The first launch of a Space Shuttle (Columbia) takes place: The STS-1 mission. The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name was Space Transportation System (STS), taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. In addition to the prototype whose completion was cancelled, five complete Shuttle systems were built and used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011, launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. Operational missions launched numerous satellites, interplanetary probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope (HST); conducted science experiments in orbit; and participated in construction and servicing of the International Space Station. The Shuttle fleet's total mission time was 1322 days, 19 hours, 21 minutes and 23 seconds.
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Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 72 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
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Helen Miller (Shepherd) died on 31 Jan 2000 at the age of 80
Grave record for Helen Miller (Shepherd) (10 Sep 1919 - 31 Jan 2000), BillionGraves Record 360 Springville, Utah, Utah, United States