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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, 1922-1924.

Career

Library assistant, Marion Public Library., 1924-1926; library assistant, 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.

Membership

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

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: 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