Orpha Elsa Heinselman

12 Feb 1903 - 12 Jun 1991


Orpha Elsa Heinselman

12 Feb 1903 - 12 Jun 1991
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Orpha Elsa Heinselman


Orem Cemetery

770 Murdock Canal Trail
Orem, Utah, Utah
United States

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September 18, 2011


September 18, 2011

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Autobiography of Orpha Elsa Hanlon

Contributor: DdraigGoch Created: 8 months ago Updated: 8 months ago

I was born January 12, 1903 at Pike West Virginia to Lewis Henry Hanlin (later changed to Hanlon for convenience in issuing pay checks to other employees with the same name at The Eureka Oil Co.) and Maggie Grim. My mother died when I was only eleven months old and neither my father nor any of my relatives ever discussed my early life with me. In those days children were taught that they were to "be seen and not heard". I learned my lesson well and as I grew older I was far too shy to ask questions. I sensed that my father's grief over Mother's death was too deep for him to talk about it. So I waited until I was old enough to ask questions of other relatives but by that time they didn't remember too much of the things of my childhood that I longed to know. They couldn't seem to agree on where I was born. I finally decided from the information I had gathered that I was born in Pike WV. I had one sister, Bessie Edna, who was three years older than I was. We were taken to Grandmother Hanlin's home the day Mother was buried but she was growing older and did not feel that she could take care of two small children. Both Grandmother and Grandfather Hanlin had been married before and had children by their first marriages. Grandmother had been married twice before she married Grandfather Hanlin. Her first marriage was to Elija Mosser and her second marriage was to Rison Grim (early spelling was Grimm). My mother was one of the children born of this second marriage. Both of her husbands died quite young. After Grandfather Hanlin's first wife, Lavina Mosser, sister of Elija Mosser, died, Grandmother Grim and Grandfather Hanlin met and married. Grandmother Grim/Hanlin was my mother's mother and my father's stepmother. Mother and Dad fell in love soon after Grandmother Grim and Grandfather Hanlin were married, and were married quite young. Grandfather's sister, Melissa Gatrel took care of my sister and me for a short time after Mother's death but she was older and had a retarded son, Alex, to care for so she felt that she wasn't able to care for two small children. My father's sister, Sarah Hanlin Rickey, said she would take us. She had two children of her own, both boys, Howard and Harold, just about the same age as my sister and me. Aunt Sarah was a kind, wonderful woman and took care of us like we were her own. Even so, I was very much aware that I was in someone else's home and being cared for by someone who was not my mother. I had an overpowering desire, even at that early age, to be a "good girl" and not cause any trouble. I was heartbroken when I did anything that caused anyone trouble of any kind. My father often told me that he never had to punish me for anything. He only had to look at me to let me know I had displeased him in some way and I would feel completely crushed when that happened.

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Orpha Elsa Heinselman was born on 12 Feb 1903
Orpha Elsa Heinselman was 14 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
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Orpha Elsa Heinselman was 25 years old when Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy". Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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Orpha Elsa Heinselman was 37 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
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Orpha Elsa Heinselman was 43 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.
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Orpha Elsa Heinselman was 53 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.
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Orpha Elsa Heinselman was 62 years old when Thirty-five hundred United States Marines are the first American land combat forces committed during the Vietnam War. The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps is one of the four armed service branches in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
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Orpha Elsa Heinselman was 70 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
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Orpha Elsa Heinselman was 77 years old when Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage. Mount St. Helens or Louwala-Clough is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Portland, Oregon and 96 miles (154 km) south of Seattle, Washington. Mount St. Helens takes its English name from the British diplomat Lord St Helens, a friend of explorer George Vancouver who made a survey of the area in the late 18th century. The volcano is located in the Cascade Range and is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire that includes over 160 active volcanoes. This volcano is well known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows.
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Orpha Elsa Heinselman died on 12 Jun 1991 at the age of 88
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