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Helen Cornelia Sergeant
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1858
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 19, 1942
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Vital Records show date of birth as 6 June 1858

Helen C. Sergeant, Civic Leader, Dies
Founded, Later Directed Red Cross Chapter – Was Prominent in DAR, Children’s Aid, Wright Home
Northampton, Aug 19 – Miss Helen C. Sergeant, 81, of 82 Bridge street, prominent in many civic affairs, died today in her home. She had always lived in this city. She was born in the house where she died, the daughter of George and Lydia Ann (Clark) Sergeant.
She was the sister of the late Katherine de Forest Sergeant, George H. Sergeant and Mary L. Sergeant of Easthampton, Charles S. Sergeant of Boston and Mrs Walter Watson of Virginia.
For many years she was active in the community life of Northampton and in the work of First Congregational church, of which she was a member.
With Miss Martha Burnham, she founded the Hampshire county Red Cross chapter and during the World war directed the Red Cross workrooms here.
She was a member and past regent of the DAR, served on the board of the Children’s Aid association, and was a trustee of the Wright Home for Young Women.
At the time of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Northampton, she was a leader in planning the pageant and the ceremonies. For many years she was a member and three times president of the Monday Afternoon club.
She leaves a sister, Miss Caroline B. Sergeant, and three nieces.
The funeral will be held at her home at 2 Friday afternoon and burial will be in Bridge Street cemetery.
(The Springfield Daily Republican, Thursday, 20 August 1942, p4)
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Sergeant (1820 - 1875)
  Lydia Ann Clark Sergeant (____ - 1863)
 
 Siblings:
  Katherine De Forest Sergeant (1848 - 1923)*
  Mary Louise Sergeant (1850 - 1935)*
  Charles Spencer Sergeant (1852 - 1938)*
  Gertrude Winthrop Sergeant Watson (1856 - 1915)*
  Helen Cornelia Sergeant (1858 - 1942)
  George Henry Sergeant (1860 - 1923)*
  Caroline B Sergeant (1862 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Helen C Sergeant/Born at/Northampton Mass/June 5 1858/Died/Aug 19 1942

 
Burial:
Bridge Street Cemetery
Northampton
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: P.K. Magruder
Record added: Nov 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80567433
Helen Cornelia Sergeant
Added by: P.K. Magruder
 
Helen Cornelia Sergeant
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 Added: Nov. 16, 2011
 
 
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