Helen Smith1,2,3,4,5,6,7

F, b. 3 August 1885, d. 23 January 1961
FatherSeth Smith14,15,16,17 b. 5 Mar 1856, d. 15 Aug 1909
MotherHannah Mary Rigg8,9,10,11,12,13 b. 12 Oct 1856, d. 16 Mar 1935
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Taryn Lynn Phelan
ChartsThomas Rigg Descendancy Chart
John Smith Descendancy Chart
           Helen Smith was born on 3 August 1885 at Ulverston, Lancaster, England..18,19,20,21,22,23
     Helen Smith appears as Helen Smith, age 5, in the census of 1891 at Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of Seth Smith as his daughter.2 Helen Smith resided in 1891 at 25 Market Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with her parents and siblings: Margaret, John, Beatrice, Seth, and Hannah.2 She immigrated on 24 November 1893 to Brooklyn, New York, Helen sailed from Liverpool, England on the Germanic with her mother and five siblings: John B, age 11, Beatrice A., age 9, Seth, age 5, and Annie, age 2. Her father had sailed earlier in the year to the United States.3,24
     Helen Smith appears as Helen Smith, age 14, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Seth Smith as his daughter.4 Helen Smith resided on 14 June 1900 at 50 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with her parents and siblings: John, Margaret, Beatrice, Seth, and Hannah.4
     Helen Smith married David Thomas Cronan, son of Patrick Cronan and Mary Madden, circa 1911.17,25,5,26,27,28 Helen Smith and David Thomas Cronan resided in September 1918 at 29 Charles Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.29
     Helen Smith appears as Helen Cronan, age 32, in the census of 15 January 1920 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of David Thomas Cronan as his wife.5 Helen Smith and David Thomas Cronan resided in January 1920 at 29 Charles Street with their children David and Mary.5 Ellen Smith Cronan went to visit her mother, Hannah, every Sunday. Her sister, Beatrice Smith Mahony, lived there, also with her two daughters. Bernice loved Aunt Ellen's visits because she would always have her cousin, Mary, with her.2830
     Helen Smith appears as Helen Cronan, age 42, in the census of 16 April 1930 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of David Thomas Cronan as his wife.6 Helen Smith and David Thomas Cronan resided in April 1930 at 49 Wood Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their children, David and Mary. They lived in a three family house. On another floor lived Joshua Mahony and his son, Ernest. This is Helen's sister's (Beatrice Mahony) father-in-law and brother-in-law.6 Helen Smith and David Thomas Cronan resided on 18 May 1934 at 205 Wood Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.31 Helen Smith and David Thomas Cronan resided in 1935 at Waterbury, Connecticut.32 Helen Smith resided in 1936 at 33 Rose Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.33 She resided in 1937 at 33 Rose Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.34 She resided in 1939 at 33 Rose Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.35
     Helen Smith, age 54, appears as head of household in the census of 4 April 1940 in 33 Rose Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Mary Cronan.7 Helen Smith resided in 1946 at 33 Rose Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.36
     Helen Smith died on 23 January 1961 at Rose Manor, Rose Street, Connecticut, at age 75 of coronary insufficiency.17,37 She was buried on 26 January 1961 at Evergreen Cemetery, Watertown, Connecticut.17

Family

David Thomas Cronan b. 26 Nov 1883, d. 18 May 1934
Children

Census Records

DateLocationMemo
1891Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandHelen Smith appears as Helen Smith, age 5, in the census of 1891 at Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England,in the household of Seth Smith as his daughter.2
1900Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutHelen Smith appears as Helen Smith, age 14, in the census of 14 June 1900 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of Seth Smith as his daughter.4
1920Waterbury, New Haven, ConnecticutHelen Smith appears as Helen Cronan, age 32, in the census of 15 January 1920 at Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut,in the household of David Thomas Cronan as his wife.5
1930Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Smith appears as Helen Cronan, age 42, in the census of 16 April 1930 at Waterbury, Connecticut,in the household of David Thomas Cronan as his wife.6
194033 Rose Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Smith, age 54, appears as head of household in the census of 4 April 1940 in 33 Rose Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with Mary Cronan.7

Residence Records

YearLocationDetails
189125 Market Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, EnglandHelen Smith resided in 1891 at 25 Market Street, Barrow-In-Furness, Lancashire, England, with her parents and siblings: Margaret, John, Beatrice, Seth, and Hannah.2
14 June 190050 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutShe resided on 14 June 1900 at 50 South Wilson Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with her parents and siblings: John, Margaret, Beatrice, Seth, and Hannah.4
September 191829 Charles Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutShe and David Thomas Cronan resided in September 1918 at 29 Charles Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.29
January 192029 Charles Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Smith and David Thomas Cronan resided in January 1920 at 29 Charles Street with their children David and Mary.5
April 193049 Wood Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Smith and David Thomas Cronan resided in April 1930 at 49 Wood Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, with their children, David and Mary. They lived in a three family house. On another floor lived Joshua Mahony and his son, Ernest. This is Helen's sister's (Beatrice Mahony) father-in-law and brother-in-law.6
18 May 1934205 Wood Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Smith and David Thomas Cronan resided on 18 May 1934 at 205 Wood Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.31
1935Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Smith and David Thomas Cronan resided in 1935 at Waterbury, Connecticut.32
193633 Rose Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutHelen Smith resided in 1936 at 33 Rose Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.33
193733 Rose Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutShe resided in 1937 at 33 Rose Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.34
193933 Rose Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutShe resided in 1939 at 33 Rose Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.35
194633 Rose Street, Waterbury, ConnecticutShe resided in 1946 at 33 Rose Street, Waterbury, Connecticut.36

Citations

  1. [S490] International Genealogical Index (IGI) Helen Smith.
  2. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598.
  3. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, M237_621.
  4. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107.
  5. [S285] David Cronan household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 466, sheet 1B, dwelling 29, family 11.
  6. [S286] David Cronan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-213, sheet 17B, dwelling 134, family 356.
  7. [S1281] Helen Cronan household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-180, sheet 18, number of household , 23.
  8. [S490] International Genealogical Index (IGI) Helen Smith,shows mother as Hannah Mary Smith.
  9. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows mother as Hannah M. Smith.
  10. [S223] Hannah M. Smith and Family, The Germanic N. Y. Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, 24 November 1893; Microfilm serial M237, shows Helen Smith as child of Annie M. Smith, M237_621.
  11. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows mother as Hannah M. Smith.
  12. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows one of her surviving daughters as Mrs. Ellen Cronan.
  13. [S302] Ellen Cronan's Death Certificate, shows Rigby as her mother's maiden name (instead of Rigg).
  14. [S490] International Genealogical Index (IGI) Helen Smith,Shows father as Seth Smith.
  15. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows the daughter of Seth Smith as Helen Smith.
  16. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows the daughter of Seth Smith as Helen Smith.
  17. [S302] Ellen Cronan's Death Certificate.
  18. [S490] International Genealogical Index (IGI) Helen Smith,Batch Number C019788.
  19. [S387] 1891 England Census, Lancashire County, Barrow-In-Furness, England, GSU Roll 6098598, shows age 5 and birthplace as Ulverston.
  20. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows age 14, birthdate as August 1885, and birthplace as England.
  21. [S1281] Helen Cronan household, 1940 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-180, sheet 18, number of household , 23, shows age 54 and birthplace as England.
  22. [S303] Mary Cronan entry, Birth Certificate, shows age of mother as 32 and birthpace as Lancashire, England (31 December 1918).
  23. [S302] Ellen Cronan's Death Certificate, shows birth as 8/3/1885.
  24. [S283] Seth Smith household, 1900 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 431, sheet 5, dwelling 58, family 107, shows 1893.
  25. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", David P. Cronan; shows wife as Mrs. Helen Cronan.
  26. [S286] David Cronan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-213, sheet 17B, dwelling 134, family 356, shows that David married at age 28 and Helen married at age 23.
  27. [S927] David Cronan, David Cronan 's Death Registration, Deaths in the Town of Waterbury, January 1934-December 1937, Volume 12, Page 84; shows David was married to Helen Smith.
  28. [S614] Interview, Bernice Mahony Healey, 5 November 1994.
  29. [S161] "WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", David P. Cronan.
  30. [S320] Interview, Bernice Mahony Healey, 10 December 1996.
  31. [S927] David Cronan, David Cronan 's Death Registration, Deaths in the Town of Waterbury, January 1934-December 1937, Volume 12, Page 84; shows address.
  32. [S236] The Waterbury Republican-American, 18 Mar 1935, shows one of her surviving daughters as Mrs. Ellen Cronan of "this city" (Waterbury).
  33. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, Mrs. Helen Cronan, 1936; Section City Information, Page 633.
  34. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, Mrs. Helen Cronan, 1937; Section City Information, Page 735.
  35. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, Mrs. Helen Cronan, 1939; Section City Information, Page 696.
  36. [S60] Waterbury Connecticut Street Directory, Helen Cronan, wid. David, 1946; Section C, Page 431.
  37. [S157] CT Death Index, 1949-2012, Ellen Cronan, unknown cd2, 23 January 1961.
  38. [S285] David Cronan household, 1920 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 466, sheet 1B, dwelling 29, family 11, shows mother as Helen Cronan.
  39. [S286] David Cronan household, 1930 United States Federal Census, New Haven, Connecticut, population schedule, Waterbury, ED 5-213, sheet 17B, dwelling 134, family 356, shows his mother as Helen Cronan.
  40. [S303] Mary Cronan entry, Birth Certificate (31 December 1918).