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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.



    Last 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., Iowa.
    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 survive him.
    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 mother.
    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.


    We wish 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]


    Another 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, Kans.
    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.

Mary (Bellows) Helwick, 1870

Edmond Bennett Helwick, 1870


Edmond Bennett Hewick and his children.
Merritt Verne is standing behind his father.

Edmond Bennett Helwick



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