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Helen Clementina Bates Chenery
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1887
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1967
Pelham
Westchester County
New York, USA

Full name, parent links, and birth/death places provided by Find A Grave contributor Victor E. Everhart, PhD, who also provided the following Obit:

In Portland, Oregon, the last civilized outpost before the frozen north, Christopher Chenery made a discovery more precious than gold and something far more valuable. He met a professor's daughter named Helen Bates, a smart and pretty girl with spirit in her deep-set eyes. Helen found him intriguing, charming and even a little wild. But her family disapproved of the brash young Virginian with no money or name. After three stormy years of courtship, Helen overrode their disdain and married the engineer from the south, leaving a permanent rift with her Oregon kin."

"Helen's mother, Cora, died of a ruptured appendix when she was only seven. Her father, Henry Liberty Bates, was so busy as principle of Tualatin Academy in forest Grove, Oregon, that he felt unable to care for his three small children by himself. Helen, her sister Margaret, and brother Hal were sent to live in Portland with Minnie and Carrie Nichols, aunts who did not understand young children. Losing her mother so young and then her father made Helen yearn for something indefinable her whole life." (Source: "Secretariat's Meadow: The Land - The Family - The Legend" by Kate Chenery Tweedy and Leeanne Ladin)
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Liberty Bates (1853 - 1949)
  Cora Maria Nichols Bates (1859 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Christopher Tompkins Chenery (1886 - 1973)*
 
 Children:
  Hollis Burnley Chenery (1918 - 1994)*
  Margaret Emily Chenery Carmichael (1919 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  Helen Clementina Bates Chenery (1887 - 1967)
  Harold Edwards Bates (1889 - 1926)*
  Margaret Emily Bates (1892 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Ashland
Hanover County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: An Ashland Genealogist
Record added: Jan 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24132566
Helen Clementina <i>Bates</i> Chenery
Added by: Victor E. Everhart, PhD
 
Helen Clementina <i>Bates</i> Chenery
Added by: An Ashland Genealogist
 
Helen Clementina <i>Bates</i> Chenery
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A very special lady...rest in peace.
- Linda F
 Added: Jul. 10, 2014
Wife of C.T. Chenery, breeder of Secretariat.
- Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 23, 2012
 
 
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