Individual Record 203

Name}   Burnell, Helena (Helen) Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 25 Mar 1905 Place}     ,     , California
Marr.: Date} 1930/1931 Place}       (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  3 Jun 2002 Place} Yakima, Yakima, Washington
Burial: Date} Aft  3 Jun 2002 Place} Terrace Heights Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima, Washington
  Grave Marker}  
Source 1}  70 = Interview
Source 2} 277 = Letter
Source 3} 1487=1910 USA cen
Source 4} 1488=1920 USA cen
Source 5} 811 = 1930 USA cen
Source 6} 1476=1940 USA cen
Source 7} 1485=City directory
Source 8} 134 = Photographs
Source 9} 195 = Photographs
Source 10} 212 = Photographs
Source 11} 671 = Photographs
Source 12}542 = S.S. record
Parents: } Parents not traced
   Relationship No.} None
1st Household No.} 289 = Ontario, San Bernardino, California
      Occupation 1} School teacher
       Occupation 2} Housewife
Spouses:   Prime} Dean, Frederic Percival (Fred)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Helena Brunell, known as Helen, was born 25 Mar 1905 in California.  Her parents were Edward M. Burnell, born in Wisconsin, and Hannah, born in Germany.  In the 1910 U.S. census, age 5, she was living with her parents on the West side of the Hemlock Canal in Calexico, Imperial County, California.  This is immediately north of the U.S. border with Mexico.  Her father was a farmer.  Her sister Marian was 3, and sister Eleanor was 2.  She also had an older, perhaps half-brother, Leroy, age 11.

In the 1920 U.S. census, her family was living in Bonita, San Diego County. . Her father was still a farmer.  Helen was 14, Marion 13, and Eleanor, 11.  Living with the family was her grandmother, Helen M. Burnell.

In the 1930 U.S. census, Helen was living in a boarding house in Ontario, San Bernardino, California.  Also living there was Margaret Davies, who would eventually be her sister-in-law, both marrying Dean brothers.  Both she and Margaret were listed as public school teachers, as were the six other boarders.

Helen married Frederic Percival Dean, known as Fred, in 1931 or 1932.  They made their home in Yakima, Washington, where they raised three children.  The Yakima, Washington, City Directories list them living at 202 9th Ave. S, Apt 6, in 1931 through 1933, and at 801 13th Ave S in 1934 and 1935.

Helen Dean, Carolyn Cead, Gordon Dean, Jim Dean In the 1940 U.S. census, Paul and Helen were living in their long time home at 911 Pleasant Avenue, Yakima.  Their two sons were ages 5 and 1.  Paul was an entomologist, working for the Department of Agriculture.  Helen had had 3 years of college.  On a trip to visit their relatives in Southern California in 1946, the family stopped to feed the pigeons at the San Juan Capistrano Mission, seen at right.

Fred died 15 Aug 1986 in Yakima City, Yakima, Washington, and is buried in Terrace Heights Cemetery, Yakima, Washington.  Helen died 3 Jun 2002, living to be almost 97.  Her last residence was Yakima, Washington.  Burial was probably in Terrace Heights Cemetery next to her.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}  
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Helen in 1935 Helen Brunell Dean
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade} College, 3 yrs or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
 Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated}   6 Dec 2013
Date Created}  28 Aug 1993
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