Helen Miller (Shepherd)

11 Sep 1919 - 31 Jan 2000

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Helen Miller (Shepherd)

11 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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Family History--Jessie Helen Shepherd Miller

Contributor: milesmeyer Created: 2 years ago Updated: 2 years 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.

Life timeline of Helen Miller (Shepherd)

Helen Miller (Shepherd) was born on 11 Sep 1919
Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 1 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
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.
Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 26 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 36 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 44 years old when John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas; hours later, Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in aboard Air Force One as the 36th President of the United States. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union. As a member of the Democratic Party, Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate prior to becoming president.
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.
Helen Miller (Shepherd) was 70 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
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.
Helen Miller (Shepherd) died on 31 Jan 2000 at the age of 80
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