James Arthur “Jim” Hellems, Sr

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James Arthur “Jim” Hellems, Sr

  • Birth 31 Dec 1876 Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Death 13 Jul 1937 Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Burial Lackawanna, Erie County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section KK, Lot 562, Grave 1
  • Memorial ID 37726786

James Arthur "Jim" Hellems Sr was born on New Year's Eve of 1876 in Buffalo, New York, to James A Hellems and his wife Anna Maria Barrett. His father died when he was sixteen years old.

Jim was a fireman and engineer in the US Navy during the Spanish American War. The 1900 US Census of Erie County, New York, lists Jim as living with his uncle Patrick McLaughlin and family at 49 Van Renssalaer in Buffalo.

He married Agnes Celia Healey, around 1907. They had three children: James Arthur "Jim" Jr, Agnes Lillian, and Gertrude Maria Hellems.

The 1920 US Census of Erie County, New York, lists Jim and Agnes as living at 242 Elk Street in Buffalo with two children still at home.

Jim Hellems died, 13 July 1937, aged 60, in Buffalo. His funeral was held on 15 July at St Brigid's Church and he was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery. Because of his service during the war, his wife and unmarried daughter Gertrude were able to collect a $36 a month pension from the Navy.

Obituary
Survived by his wife, Agnes; son, James Arthur Jr; and daughters, Gertrude and Mrs Thomas Dray. He is also survived by his mother, Anna Hellems; brothers, William and Frank; and sisters Mrs William Shea, Mrs Alice Green, and nuns, Sister M Lucretia and Sister M Yolanda of the Order of St Francis. --Buffalo Evening News



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Inscription

U. S. W. V.
JAMES HELLEMS
U. S. NAVY
1876 --- 1937


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  • Created by: meet Virginia
  • Added: 30 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37726786
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Arthur “Jim” Hellems, Sr (31 Dec 1876–13 Jul 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37726786, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by meet Virginia (contributor 47100960) .