HELEN EVELYN (SIMPSON) (OEHME) HUGHES

Gaylord and His wife

Helen E. (Simpson) Oehme and Gaylord Paul Oehme
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B. October 16, 1906 in Kansas City, Jackson County, MO
D. January 29, 1995
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  • Father: Edward Joseph Simpson born October 4, 1878 in Morris, Grundy County, IL; married Julie Elizabeth Phelps on July 18, 1905 in Omaha, Douglas County, NE; resided with Helen and Gaylord Oehm in Round Lake, Lake County, IL in 1941; Edward died January 27, 1944 in Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Julia Elizabeth “Elizabeth” (Phelps) Simpson born June 25, 1870 in Greenfield, Highland County, OH, daughter of James W. Phelps and Louisa A. (Taylor) Phelps; Julia died September 21, 1934; buried in Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, September 22, 1934, page 16:

“SIMPSON – Elizabeth Phelps Simpson, Sept. 21, 1934, beloved wife of E. J. Simpson, mother of Mrs. G. P. Oehme, Mrs. F. J. Mann, and Mrs. W. L. Herdien Jr.  Services Monday at 2:30 p. m. at 5629 Kenmore av.  Interment Rosehill cemetery, Omaha, Neb., papers please copy.”

  1. Kathryn “Katie” Oehme born February 20, 1933 in Cook County, IL
  2. Barbara Jean “Barbie” (Oehme) Ekedahl born December 7, 1934 in Cook County, IL; married unknown Ekedahl
  3. Nancy Lee (Oehme) Corcilius born August 1, 1936 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; married August Jack Corcilius (1937-1991), son of August Corcilius (1888-1964) and Maria (Farber) Corcilius (1899-1979); Nancy died January 14, 2011 in Arlington Heights, Cook County, IL (See section pertaining to Nancy Lee (Oehme) Corcilius buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  4. Dale Allen Oehme born April 16, 1942 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Dale died October 8, 2005 (See section pertaining to Dale Allen Oehme buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  5. Lynn Oehme
  • Siblings:
    • Dorothy Louise (Simpson) Mann born May 4, 1908 in Missouri; married Frank J. Mann; Dorothy died February 12, 1967 in Dallas, Dallas County, TX; buried in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, TX
    • Elizabeth “Betty” (Simpson) (Herdien) Kingsley born July 23, 1909 in Missouri; married (1) unknown Herdien; married (2) James E. Kinglsey (1911-1969) on November 3, 1939 in Cook County, IL, son of Frank James Kingsley (1878-1936) and Nettie (Davison) Kinglsey (1878-unknown); Elizabeth died March 19, 1982 in San Bernardino County, CA

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Sedalia Township, Pettis County, MO living at 1602 Harrison, the household members were: Edward J. Simpson, head, age 31, married for 6 six years, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: advertising – merchandise; Elizabeth Simpson, wife, age 30, married for 6 years, 3 children born, 3 children 3 living, born in Ohio, father born in Virginia, mother born in Ohio; Helen E. Simpson, daughter, age 3, single, single, born in Missouri; Dorothy Simpson, daughter, 1 11/12, single, born in Missouri; Elizabeth Simpson, daughter, 1/12, single, born in Missouri.    

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Omaha, Douglas County, NE living at 116 Dodge Street, the household members were: J. Edward Simpson, head, age 42, married, born in Illinois, father born in Canada, mother born in Illinois, Vice President – general produce company; Elizabeth Simpson, wife, age 41, married, born in Ohio, father born in Virginia, mother born in Ohio; E. Helen Simpson, daughter, age 13, single, born in Missouri; L. Dorothy Simpson, daughter, age 11, single, born in Missouri; Elizabeth Simpson, daughter, age 10, single, born in Missouri; M. Eva Simpson, mother, age 65, widowed, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, Il living at 4530 Maldin Street, Malden Park Apts., the household members were: Gaylord P. Oehme, head, age 22, married at age 22, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois, occupation: salesman – insurance; Helen S. Oehme, wife, age 23, married at age 23, born in Kansas, father born in Illinois, mother born in Ohio, occupation: clerk – insurance.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 1645 W. Farragut Avenue, the household members were: Gaylord Oehme, head, age 33, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: messenger – armored car service; Helen Oehme, wife, age 33, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Kansas, lived in same place in 1935; Kathryn Oehme, daughter, age 7, single, highest grade completed: 1, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Barbara Jean Oehme, daughter, age 5; single, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Nancy Lee Oehme, daughter, age 3, single, born in Illinois; Edward J. Simpson, father in law, age 66, widowed, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: magazine salesman – magazine publishing company.

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