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James A Hellems
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Birth: 1856
Niagara Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jul. 8, 1892
Erie County
New York, USA

James A Hellems was born in 1856 in Ontario, Canada. He married Anna Maria Barrett; They had nine children: James Arthur Sr, Mary Lillian Agnes, William E, Ella Gertrude, Emma, Annie, Maud, Alice, and Corp Frank J Hellems. Maud was stillborn; James died when Anna was pregnant with their last child. He was killed, 8 July 1892, aged 36, by an exploding radiator at Standard Radiator Works, where he was employed in Buffalo, New York. He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

"There are two Hellems buried in Forest Lawn and not a whole lot of information on them. Both are buried in a section that has lots for only one person. I think it was for people who were poor or had no family. First is a James Hellems who died July 8, 1892, age 36, section 39, lot 1776. His last adress was 233 Myrtle Street, Buffalo, New York. That really is all there is on him. Number two is Maud Hellems who died July 22, 1891, cause of death 'stillborn'. Last address was 534 Swan Street. Under parents names it just says James. Myrtle Street." --cemetery worker

Death certificate:
"...Age 40 (scratched out) About 36 years. White male, married. Birthplace (looks like America). How long a resident of Buffalo: a number of years. Place of death:
no 32 or 92 Porter Stl at Standard Radiator Works. I certify.... that Jse died on the 8th day of July, 1892 about 10:15 AM.... cause of death shock caused by scalding and burning (radiator exploded, burning him over most of his body). Signed this 12 day of July 1892 by Harry B. Rauman MD. Place of burial: Forest Lawn; date of burial
July 10..."

Family links: 
  Anna Maria Barrett Hellems (1857 - 1943)*
  James Arthur Hellems (1876 - 1937)*
  Mary Lillian Agnes Hellems Shea (1879 - 1958)*
  William E Hellems (1883 - 1962)*
  Mary Lucretia Hellems (1886 - 1966)*
  Maud Hellems (1891 - 1891)*
  Frank J Hellems (1892 - 1970)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Unmarked grave.
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Erie County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 39, Lot 1776
Created by: meet Virginia
Record added: May 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37726115
James A Hellems
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James A Hellems
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Such a tragic end to a young life. Rest in eternal heavenly peace.
- m.g.
 Added: Feb. 28, 2017

- brenda pegg
 Added: Jan. 9, 2017
~ may your soul rest in peace ~
- sjb
 Added: Sep. 7, 2016
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