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 John Philip Helfenstein

John Philip Helfenstein

Death 6 Oct 1929 (aged 72)
Burial Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 44360047 · View Source
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John was the son of Charles Helfenstein and Caroline Perkins. He was the spouse of Carrie Northall.

John Philip Helfenstein, B.A. 1880.
Born November 26, 1856, in Shamokin, Pa.
October 6, 1929, in Shamokin, Pa.

Father, Charles Philip Helfenstein (B A 1841, honorary M.A. 1880), a civil engineer; mayor of Shamokin; son of John Philip and Elizabeth (Leonard) Helfenstein, of Carlisle, Pa.

Mother, Caroline Hill (Perkins) Helfenstein; daughter of Jeremiah Colcord and Esther Ann (Colcord) Perkins, of New Market, N. H.

Yale relatives: Charles P. Helfenstein, '25 (nephew); and Wallace D. Simmons, '90, Edward H. Simmons, '92 S., George W, Simmons, '00, Roy C. Helfenstein, '13 D, Richard W. Simmons, '27, and Edward C. Simmons, 2d, ex-iy (cousins).

Shamokin High School and private tutor in Philadelphia. Second colloquy appointment Junior year; first colloquy appointment Senior year; member Linonia and Kappa Sigma Epsilon With Shamokin Gas Light Company 1880-81; studied in Yale School of Law 1881-83 (LL.B. 1883); secretary for Shamokin Gas Light Company 1883-86; had since practiced law in Shamokin, being in partnership with George B. Reimensnyder under firm name of Helfenstein & Reimensnyder 1886-89; director of Consolidated Telephone Companies of Pennsylvania and Xema (Ohio) Water Company; secretary of Shamokin Board of Trade ten years; vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church, Shamokin, 1889-1904.

Married (1) February 22, 1883, in Hazleton, Pa., Caroline Atwood, daughter of John and Sophia (Warr) Northall. Children:. Esther Colcord, Wheaton Seminary (now College) ^-'04, who married Dr. Roger K. Williams; and Gretchen Elizabeth (died in infancy), Mrs. Helfenstein died January 11, 1902

Married (2) August 12, 1908, in New York City, Helen Crawford Holl, who studied at Hood College 1904-06, daughter of Thomas Andrell and Louisa Jane (Reed) Holl, of Shamokin. Children: Helen Leonard, a student at Antioch College; John Philip, Jr ; Carolyn Adeha and Louisa Holl (twins), and George Alvin (died in infancy).

Death due to a cerebral hemorrhage and pneumonia. Buried in Shamokin Cemetery

Survived by four daughters, one son, two grandchildren, a brother, William L. Helfenstein, '96, and a sister, Mrs. Caroline H. Forsyth (art student at Vassar three years), of Shamokin.

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