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Helen Elizabeth Raffensperger

Helen Elizabeth Raffensperger, American writer. Recipient Outstanding Service award Henry Chamber of Commerce, 1931, 58; named Citizen of Year, Rotary Club, 1987. Member Society Mayflower Descendants, Illinois State Genealogical Society, Purdue Alumni Association (life), Illinois State History Society, Presbyterian Women, Kappa Alpha Theta.

Background

  • Raffensperger, Helen Elizabeth was born on April 21, 1904 in Marion, Indiana, United States.

  • Education

    • Student, Purdue University, 1924.

    Career

    • Library. assistant Marion Public Library., 1924-1926, Elkhart (Indiana) Library., 1926-1928. Library Henry (Illinois) Public Library., 1943-1971. Vice president Henry History and Genealogical Society, since 1990.

      Columnist Henry News Republican, since 1935.

    Works

    • Author: Henry, Best Town in Illinois by a Dam Site, 1976, Come to Our Fair, 1996. Author, illustrator: Henry Homes in History, 1993. Co-author Marshall County Census for 1860, 1870, 1880.

    Membership

    Member Society Mayflower Descendants, Illinois State Genealogical Society, Purdue Alumni Association (life), Illinois State History Society, Presbyterian Women, Kappa Alpha Theta.

    Personality

    Interests

    Historical research.

    Connections

    • Daughter of Oliver Wilbert and Isabelle M. (Pulaski) Gould. Widowed; 1 child, John.
    • father: Oliver Wilbert Gould
    • mother: Isabelle M. (Pulaski) Gould
    • child: John Raffensperger
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    Born April 21, 1904
    Nationality
    • 1924
      Purdue University
    • 1924 - 1926
      Library assistant, Marion Public Library
    • 1926 - 1928
      Library assistant, Marion Public Library
    • 1943 - 1971
      library Henry (Illinois) Public Library