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Helen Elliott Bandini
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Birth: Jun., 1854
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1911
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Helen Elliott Bandini was born in Indianapolis, the daughter of Thomas B Elliott. She came to California in 1874 when her father was president of the Indiana Colony, which founded Pasadena, California. Helen married Arturo Bandini in 1883. Both Helen & Auturo were authors, Arturo of several books, including Navidad, a description of Christmas in Old California and Helen of California History.

Los Angeles Times, June 11, 1911
Page I-10

Cities and Towns of Los Angeles County, Pasadena


Life Ends As Result of An Operation, Was An Authority on State's Early History

Mrs. Arturo Bandini, an early pioneer, author and noble character, died, early yesterday morning, at her home, No 1149 San Pasqual street, from the effects of an operation performed some time ago. She was 57 years old. Before her marriage, many years ago to Arturo Bandini, of an old and respected Spanish family, one of the first to occupy California, she was Miss Helen Elliott, daughter of Dr. Elliott, one of the early settlers in Pasadena, then called the 'Indiana Colony'. In fact, Dr. Elliott had the honor of naming the little village 'Pasadena'. When she first came to Pasadena, Mrs. Bandini was a young girl. For several years, she attended the village schools and grew up a daughter of the city. From her girlhood, she ever took an active part in all civic matters, and, especially, with everything which tended to build up the city. She was a member of several culture clubs, and has been an active member of the Shakespearian Club since its inception. Mrs. Bandini has been a contributor to magazines and local papers for many years. Her history of California is one of the best works extant on California lore. No better informed person on early history lived in Pasadena than Mrs. Bandini. She was always depended on for some contribution at all the annual celebrations of the Pioneers' Society, and she was the court of last appeal on everything connected with the early history of Southern California. For many years, she has been particularly interested in looking after and caring for the Indians of Southern California, and nearly every reform in that direction is accredited to her. Her's was a familiar figure at every notable function, whether of state or society, and she was never reluctant in serving on any committee which was prompted by noble motives. She was the mother of two sons, Ralph and Elliott Bandini, both of whom survive her. In addition, she is survived by a widower, her mother, a sister, Mrs. Arthur Ayers, and a brother, Whittier Elliott. The funeral will be held from the family residence on San Pasqual street, at 3 o'clock, Monday afternoon. 
Family links: 
  Thomas B Elliott (1824 - ____)
  Helen A Elliott (1835 - ____)
  Arturo Bandini (1853 - 1913)
  Ralph Bandini (1885 - 1961)*
  Elliott Bandini (1894 - 1963)*
  Helen Elliott Bandini (1854 - 1911)
  Whittier Elliott (1864 - 1930)*
  Agnes Elliott (1870 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
Los Angeles County
California, USA
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