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 Helen L. <I>Carson</I> Alcorn

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Helen L. Carson Alcorn

  • Birth 11 Feb 1907 Nebraska, USA
  • Death 10 Sep 1998 Kings County, California, USA
  • Burial Hanford, Kings County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 62937447

Helen was born in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Rev. John T. and Maud L. Carson. Being the daughter of a Methodist minister, Helen traveled throughout the United States with her family. She met her future husband, David Shannon Alcorn, when her family lived in Alpaugh, where her father was the Methodist minister at the local Methodist church. Helen and Shannon married in 1930 and made their home in Alpaugh until 1936, when they moved to the Guernsey area where they farmed. In 1964 Helen and Shannon moved to Oregon, but due to illness, they returned to Hanford in 1966. Helen was active in the community playing and singing at various funerals and weddings. She was the Hanford Methodist Church organist for over 20 years and actively involved in the women's auxiliary at the church, and enjoyed cooking and crocheting. Helen was a real lover of church music and seldom used a hymnal or sheet music, she knew it all by heart. She also had a deep rich alto voice. Helen was survived by her sons David and John.

Joined Methodist Church in 1913 in Ridgeway, Colorado. Certificate of Transfer from Alpaugh Methodist Church Feb. 14, 1937.


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  • Created by: JC
  • Added: 15 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62937447
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen L. Carson Alcorn (11 Feb 1907–10 Sep 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62937447, citing Hanford Cemetery, Hanford, Kings County, California, USA ; Maintained by JC (contributor 46996543) .