Edmond Bennett Helwick
06. EDMOND BENNETT HELWICK
b. 27 Mar 1844, Lycoming Co., PA; d. 23 Oct 1914, San Dimas, CA; mar. 28
Feb 1867, Washington Co., IA, MARY E. BELLOWS. At age 18 he enlisted in
Union Army 19th IA Infantry Co. C, 09 Aug 1862, along with his brother
Jacob. Mustered in 18 Aug 1862. Mustered out 10 Jul 1865, at Mobile, AL.
CHILDREN: Nura Nona Helwick, Otto O. Helwick, Merritt Verne Helwick,
Alta Callie Helwick, Grace Gertrude Helwick, James Gibbs Helwick, Edmond
B. Helwick, William H. Helwick.
E. B. HELWICK PASSED
Friday at the residence of, his son, Merritt V. Helwick of this place,
Mr. Edmund B. Helwick passed from this life at the age of 70 years and
7 months. He had not been ill, but answered the call as he sat in his
chair, without warning. Services were held at the M. E. church Sunday
afternoon, and were attended by a large concourse of local and
out-of-town, friends. The body was taken to Belleville, Kansas, for
interment, accompanied by his son, M. V., Helwick.
Edmund Helwick was born in Pennsylvania, March 27, 1844. At
the age of ten years he moved with his parents to Washington Co.,
He enlisted in Co. C. 19th Iowa Volunteer Infantry and served
until the close of the Civil War. He was married Feb. 28, 1867 to Mary
E. Bellows. To this union were born eight children, six of whom
He lost his wife in July 1885, since which time he has
devoted his life to his children, to whom he has been both father and
In 1879 he moved to Belleville, Kansas, where he lived until
three years ago when he came to California to make his home with his
son M. V. Helwick.
At an early age he joined the M. E. Church of which he
remained a faithful and consistent member until his death.
CARD OF THANKS
to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the sympathy and
kindness shown us by our friends and neighbors at the death of our
father and grand¬father, E. B. Helwick; also for the many beautiful
floral tributes to his memory.
M. V. Helwick and family.
Mrs. Nura Canfield and family.
[San Dimas, CA, newspaper]
old resident of Republic County, E.B. Helwick died at the home of his
son in San Diego, Calif. [San Dimas, CA] last Saturday at the age of
about 75 years.
Mr. Helwick moved to California four years ago, where his son
was located. Previous to that time he lived in this county, having
homesteaded in Liberty Township in the early days. He was an old
soldier and took an active part in all G.A.R. affairs. He was known by
all the early residents in the county, who will regret to learn of his
death. Mrs. Helwick has been dead for a number of years, and the
following children survive: Mrs. Walter Canfield, Fullerton, Calif.;
Mrs. Grace Krouse [Kraus], Rocky Ford, Colo.; Otto, Ordway, Calif.; M.V., San
Diego, Calif. [San Dimas, CA]: Ed of Idaho and James of Hutchinson,
The body accompanied by the children will arrive from
California this Wednesday evening and Rev. U.S. Brown will conduct the
services at the Methodist Church Thursday afternoon at two o’clock.
Burial will be made in the Belleville Cemetery.
[Apparently from a Belleville, Kansas newspaper.]
Jacob & Edmond
Helwick. Civil War.
Edmond Bennett Hewick and his children.
Merritt Verne is standing behind his father.
Edmond Bennett Helwick