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Helen Marion FREEMAN

Helen Marion FREEMAN

Female 1889 - 1942  (53 years)

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  • Name Helen Marion FREEMAN  [1
    Born 05 Jun 1889  Follen Street, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 07 Jun 1900  Lamoine, Hancock Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Household includes: Edmund J. (57), Helen H. (56), granddaughter Helen F. (10), & three servants.
    Graduation Jun 1907  Waltham High School, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Event-Misc Sep 1907  Wellesley College, Wellesley, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • with the class of 1911, but was obliged to leave before graduating due to poor health.
    Census 16 Apr 1910  Pinedale, Wareham, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Household includes: Frederic (42), his mother Helen F. (64) and granddaughter Helen F. (20).
    Census 01 Apr 1930  11 Chamberlain Terrace, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Household includes: Helen (40), Robert (14), Richard (13), & 3 boarders. Although not listed, Helen is owner of a boy's camp established on the Agawam River in Wareham, MA.
    Occupation 1939  Meadville Theological School, University of Chicago Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Helen was employed as a House Director but had to leave and return home due to her failing health. 
    Residence 1940  11 Chamberlain Terrace, Waltham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Helen operated a Tea Room called the "Open Door" from the family home.
    Died 06 Jun 1942  Waltham Hospital, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8
    • acute leukaemia
    Buried 11 Jun 1942  Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Event-Misc 14 Jun 1942  First Parish Unitarian Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A memorial service was conducted || by Rev. Robert Storer, a personal friend of the family.
    Name Change Helen Frances /Freeman/   [1
    • Helen hated her middle name (Marion). At the time of the 1900 census, when she was staying with her grandparents in Lamoine ME, she adopted her grandmother's name (Helen Frances) who had changed her own name to Helen Frances from Frances Helen. [1]
    Person ID I193  Cartwright
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2012 

    Father Frederic (nmn) FREEMAN,   b. 26 Sep 1866, Dover, Strafford Co., NH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1920, Wareham, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth CARTWRIGHT,   b. 04 Feb 1869, 16 Cliff Street, Boston (Roxbury), Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1947, 32 Payson Avenue, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 04 Apr 1889 
    • The family records set the date as 10 Sep 1988. This date was likely selected to allow nine months for daughter Helen to be conceived and born. They separated about 1902.
    Census 07 Jun 1900  Seaver Street, Wellesley, Norfolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Household includes: Frederic (32), Mary E. (31), Grace C. (9), & Edmund F. (2). Fred is a dentist.
    Photos
    Freeman/Cartwright Family (1898)
    Freeman/Cartwright Family (1898)
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

    Family Lewis Taylor NELLSON,   b. 10 May 1888, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1918, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1914  First Congregational Church, Wareham, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Archibald NELLSON,   b. 18 Jul 1915, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1991, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Richard Freeman NELLSON,   b. 01 Apr 1917, Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1998, Portland, Cumberland Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Family ID F116  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Helen (Freeman) Nellson (1930)
    Helen (Freeman) Nellson (1930)
    Helen Marion Freeman 1901
    Helen Marion Freeman 1901
    The Camp Waziyata Nellsons (1929)
    The Camp Waziyata Nellsons (1929)
    Bob (14), Hellen (40), and Dick (12) Nellson: These were the good years. Helen was healthy, the camp was expanding, the boys were contributing, and the disastrous Cape Cod hurricanes were years away.

    Bob Nellson 1915-1991; Helen (Freeman) Nellson 1889-1942; Dick Nellson 1917-1998

    Documents
    Nellson-Freeman Marriage Certificate
    Nellson-Freeman Marriage Certificate
    Lewis Taylor Nellson and Helen Frances Freeman
    First Congregational Church, Wareham MA
    Christian Groezinger, Minister

    Headstones
    Nellson: Cambridge Cemetery
    Freeman: Cambridge Cemetery

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Freeman Family Records.

    2. [S1] Freeman Family Records, Lucy Freeman Birthday Book (Donna Freeman).

    3. [S25] Cemetery Records/Marker, Hellen F.F. Nellson records, Winchester ave, lot 1052..
      Age 53 yrs 1 day at death.

    4. [S44] 1900 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), ME, Hancock, Lamoine, ED 61, sht 3A, roll 593, hse 65, fam 65; Edmund J. Freeman household data accessed 3 Jan 2008.
      Helen was also listed as living in Wellesley with her family

    5. [S49] 1910 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Plymouth, Wareham/Pinedale, ED 1247, sht 2B, roll 613, img 247, hse 33, fam 40; Frederic freeman household data accessed 3 Jan 2008.

    6. [S51] 1930 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Middlesex, Waltham, ED 496, sht 6A, dwl 102, fam 119, Nellson household. Accessed Jul 2000.

    7. [S11] Obituary.

    8. [S25] Cemetery Records/Marker, Hellen F.F. Nellson records, Winchester ave, lot 1052..

    9. [S44] 1900 U.S. Census, Compiler: The Generations Network, Inc., (2009), MA, Norfolk, Wellesley, ED 1078, sht 5A, roll 672, hse 92, fam 96; Frederic Freeman household data accessed 1 Mar 2007.
      Household lists Helen F. (10), Edmund J. (57) and Helen F. (55) in error. These individual are in Lamoine Maine where Edmund J. is managing a hotel.



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