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Safford, Helen Louise

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1890-1976

Biographical Statement

Miss Helen Louise Safford of Antioch, IL graduated from Wheaton College in 1912 with an A.B. degree in General Science. She was born on December 3, 1890, at Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois to Albert Walter (A.W.) Safford and Martha Eliza Foote. Her two older siblings were George Chester and Clara Mildred. Helen graduated from the Rochester Academy prepatory school in Rochester, WI in 1908. Her father, A.W. Safford, was the pastor of the Millburn Congregational Church from 1905-1919, founded by Blanchard associate Flavel Bascom in 1841. She died on November 23, 1976 in La Grange Park, IL. She was survived by her nephew, Donald S. Wheaton and older sister Clara, who married Ralph Lowrie Wheaton, son of F.E. Wheaton and founder of F.E. Wheaton & Company.

Citation

Student File (Safford, Helen Louise); Historic Millburn Community Association /www.hmca-il.org/l_awsaff.htm>

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Helen Louise Safford Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: SC-180
Scope and Contents The Helen Louise Safford ('12) scrapbook is green, measuring 7 1/4 X 9 1/2, inscribed on the cover as "The Annals of My College Life, designed by Frances F. Gilbert." The first section features a photo of Safford in her graduation gown, then images of the Glee Club, the Ladies' Quartet, campus buildings and finally President Charles Blanchard. Additional loose photos are tucked into the middle of the book. Pasted within are class schedules, admission tickets, invitations and photos of...
Dates: Created: 1908-1912; Other: Majority of material found in 1908-1912