Helen B. Bannen

Helen B. Bannen

Helen B. Bannen was born in Boston January 26, 1897, to James and Josephine Atchinson Bannen.  The family was living on Myrtle Street.  James was a tinsmith. Josephine died in 1900 and was not listed in the Census of that year.  Helen and her eight siblings were living with their father.

At the time of her enrollment in the Navy on September 27, 1918, Helen was living at 24 Norwell Street.  She served for a year at Headquarters District Detail in the Boston office as Landsman and Yeoman.  She was released August 8, 1919, and was discharged on September 27, 1920.

Helen’s address in the 1920 Census was 674 Noah Avenue, Summit, Ohio.  She and her sister Ruth were living with their sister Elizabeth and Elizabeth’s husband Charles A. Shortle.  In 1923 or 1924 Helen married George Gracey Pace. The 1930 Census provides their address as Schenectady, NY.  George was a salesman of bank advertising.  They had a six-year-old daughter, Helen B. Pace.  The 1940 Census shows that they had moved to Quincy, MA, and they had two daughters: Helen, sixteen years old, who was then calling herself H. Barbara Pace and Mary L. Pace, three years old.

Helen and George were in Quincy at least through 1955.  They later moved to Columbus, OH, and they lived there until their deaths.  George died on Dec. 27, 1975, and Helen died April 13, 1984.


Birth record on Ancestry.com

City Directories on Ancestry.com

US Census on Ancestry.com 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940

WWI service record. Military, Compiled Service Records. World War I. Carded Records. Records of the Military Division of the Adjutant General’s Office, Massachusetts National Guard.



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March 23, 2022

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