|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1895|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1918|
Helen was the daughter of William H. and Johanna R. Thesing. She was a very popular and attractive girl. Although it is reported that she had received several marriage proposals in her short life, Helen wasn't yet ready to give up her independence. She had been trained as a nurse and when World War I broke out, she decided that her greatest service could be as a Red Cross nurse with the U.S. Army.
Helen performed her duty proudly and with extreme dedication. She had taken her role very seriously. While treating victims of the 1918 influenza epidemic, she contracted this horrid disease and died at Camp Sherman at the age of 23. This tragic event was a loss from which her family never fully recovered.
Even her community took note of her passing and gallent service. The American Legion chartered Post 271 in Barberton, Ohio and it became known as the Helen Thesing Post. Her brothers claimed she was truly "something special to all who had the great good fortune to know her."
Helen rests now in Holy Cross Cemetery in Akron, Ohio. She lived but a short life on this earth but many have enjoyed a long life here due to the efforts she displayed as a very hard working and dedicated nurse in the service to our country.
William H. Thesing (1870 - 1947)
Johanna Rose Stadtmiller Thesing (1867 - 1948)
Helen Frances Thesing (1895 - 1918)
John William Thesing (1896 - 1973)*
Barbara J. Thesing McGrath (1902 - 1966)*
Holy Cross Cemetery
Plot: Sec. 5, Thesing plot
Created by: Mr. Ed
Record added: Jul 15, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5613237