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 Helen <I>Jennings</I> Ballantyne

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Helen Jennings Ballantyne

  • Birth 19 Mar 1854 Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 27 Apr 1941 Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
  • Burial University Place, Pierce County, Washington, USA
  • Plot 7B2 grave 232
  • Memorial ID 88653986

Helen Toomer Jennings was born March 19,1854, daughter of David Jennings born 1817 & Harleston S. Toomer born 1825. She married James Ancrum Simons on June 5, 1877 in Charleston, South Carolina, they had 8 children. The family name was changed somewhere between 1896 & 1900 from Simons to Ballantyne. She was widowed in 1898, and kept the family together by catering weddings, taking in boarders and sewing for children, she did beautiful handwork. She died in Oakland , California, while visiting her youngest son, Lyman, but was buried in Tacoma, Washington where she lived.


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  • Created by: Kaye Vensko
  • Added: 17 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88653986
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Jennings Ballantyne (19 Mar 1854–27 Apr 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88653986, citing New Tacoma Cemetery, University Place, Pierce County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Kaye Vensko (contributor 47049416) .