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Oliver Helphenstine
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1873
Conejos County
Colorado, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1954
Denver County
Colorado, USA

Oliver Helphenstine was the son Alfred and Margaret A. (Royal) Helphenstine, the grandson of John William and Catherine (Cantonwine) Royal, and the great-grandson of Charles and Mary Magdalena (Scholl) Cantonwine.

Charles, the patriarch of the Cantonwine family, immigrated to America from Prussia in 1806, arriving in Philadelphia, Penn., aboard the ship Orlando. The ship's passenger list shows "Chr. Kuntentwine, single man." The name Kuntentwine later evolved to Cantonwine, and Charles appears to be the only surnamed Kuntentwine/Cantonwine to immigrate to America. Eight or so years after his arrival in Philadelphia, in about 1814, Charles married Mary Magdalena Scholl, daughter of Charles Jacob & Margaret (Fuhr) Scholl, in Bedford county, Pennsylvania.

Oliver married Matilde Sophia Romero in Taos, NM in 1893. They had seven children: Mary Mildred, Max Henry, Ida, Ada Adelle, Lydia, Oliver Gilbert, and Edith.

Rocky Mountain News [Denver, Denver, CO] 12-11-1954, p. 47 Funeral notice of Oliver Helphenstine

Oliver Helphenstine, father of Lydia Flansburg 2363 Stout St.; Adelle Kirtland Hagerman, Idaho; Edith Christensen, Gallup, N.M.; Ida Giebelhouse, Englewood; Mabel Martinez, Albuquerque, N.M. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 42 great grandchildren. Interment at Fairmount.

Rocky Mountain News [Denver, Denver, CO], 12-13-1954, p. 88

Mr. Helphenstine died Thursday at his home, 1263 Stout St., after a long illness. He was 91 [81]. Born Feb. 9, 1863 [1873]*, in Conejos County, Colo., he was reared and educated in Conejos County and came to Denver 13 years ago. Mr. Helphenstine was a carpenter and miner. He married Miss Sophie Romero in 1893 in Taos, N.M. Mrs. Helphenstine died in 1912. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Lydia H. Flansburg of Denver; Mrs. Adelle Kirtland of Hagerman, Idaho; Mrs. Mabel Martinez of Albuquerque, N.M.; Mrs. Edith Christensen of Gallup, N.M.; and Mrs. Ida Giebelhouse of Englewood; sixteen grandchildren and forty-two great grandchildren. 
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  Alfred Helphenstine
  Ada Adelle Helphenstine Kirtland (1900 - 1988)*
  Lydia Helphenstine Flansburg (1904 - 1991)*
  Gilbert Oliver Helphenstine (1905 - 1935)*
  Edith Helphenstine Christensen (1908 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairmount Cemetery
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Ann Koch
Record added: Mar 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18119652
Oliver Helphenstine
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Oliver Helphenstine
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- Kathy Riley Williams
 Added: Jun. 21, 2008
I would appreciate being notified of any errors regarding this family member and also receiving any new information or headstone and family photographs.
- Ann Koch
 Added: Mar. 3, 2007

- Ann Koch
 Added: Mar. 1, 2007

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