Helen Marie Jeffers

Helen Marie Jeffers
b. 22 February 1922, Vigo County, Indiana, to Charles Harvey and Bessie Bell (Grissom) Jeffers
d. 9 September 2006, Stuart, Florida

m/1. 1940’s, Vigo County, Indiana
Harvey Knesek

m/2.
Robert McWhirter

Children with Harvey Knesek:

  • Julia Ann (b. 1942) married Ray Rhein
  • Harvey, Jr. (b. 1944)
  • Linda (b 1948) married Ken Gailis

Helen’s father was a coal miner and farmer, whose father and grandfather had both lived in Indiana. They lived in Greene, Clay, and Vigo counties before leaving Indiana.

Helen graduated from high school in Riley, Vigo County, Indiana, and worked in Terre Haute. She met her first husband while he was a student at Indiana State Teachers College. He taught at various schools until he joined the General Motors Corporation and worked in Indiana and Illinois.

She was a secretary at Electro-Motive, Train Division, General Motors, in Chicago, Illinois. She and her second husband, Robert McWhirter from Scotland, lived for a short time in Riley, Vigo County, Indiana, before both retired to Jensen Beach, Florida, where they lived for 24 years.

Submitted by:
Jack L. Snow
Forest Park GA
E-mail: Jlsnow62hmc@bellsouth.net

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