|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1868|
|Death: ||Jun. 1, 1962|
- Helen MacQueen,Inyo Pioneer
- dies June 1 1962
Helen Squire MacQueen, pioneer of Inyo County and early Bishop, died in Los Angeles, June 1, in her 94th year.
Mrs. MacQueen was born in Round Valley Oct. 3, 1868, to William B. and Caroline Burt Squire.
The family lived in Independence until Helen was 4, when her mother died.
The infant Helen was taken by wagon to Stockton, then by rail to near Syracuse, N.Y., where she was raised by her father's sister.
She was educated in New York schools and at Hillsdale College, Michigan, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
About 1890 she returned to California to visit her sister, who had been raised by the Parsons family of Round Valley.
In 1892 Helen Squire married Dr. John S. MacQueen, widely known and loved as a dentist in early Bishop.
There were four children: Vivian, Bruce, Helen and Donald.
Mrs. MacQueen was intimately involved in the civic and cultural affairs of early Bishop.
She was a founder of the Women's Improvement Club, a charter member of the Athena Club, and an original and very active member of the committee, which established the Bishop library.
She was deeply interested in the health, education and welfare of the local Indians.
She and Dr. MacQueen were both admirers of Paiute culture, and collected some notable specimens of Paiute baskets.
In 1932 Dr. and Mrs. MacQueen moved to Los Angeles.
Until recent years she spent each summer at her cabin in Mammoth Lakes, as did Dr. J.S. MacQueen until his death in 1939.
Mrs. MacQueen is survived by her daughter Vivian (Mrs. John M. Peoples of Alameda), her sons Bruce and Donald, both of Los Angeles, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Inyo Register, Bishop, Inyo County, California
Thursday, June 7,1962 -Page 10
Transcribed by Pat Houser for Inyo County GenWeb, September 14, 2004
John Simpson MacQueen (1864 - 1939)*
Vivian MacQueen Peoples (1895 - 1976)*
Bruce MacQueen (1897 - 1967)*
Helen McQueen (1898 - 1918)*
Donald G. Macqueen (1901 - 1975)*
MacQueen Log Cabin
Created by: Paul
Record added: Aug 03, 2008
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