Helen D. Spiegel

F, #95, (1872 - 1950)
Helen D. Spiegel|b. 19 Nov 1872\nd. 17 Apr 1950|p95.htm|George C. Spiegel|b. 29 Oct 1839\nd. 18 Oct 1925|p1202.htm|Sophia B.|b. 1846\nd. b 1887|p1182.htm|||||||||||||

Relationship=Mother of James Monroe Dobbs Jr.
Last Edited=5 Apr 2009
Helen Spiegel c. 1940


Helen D. Spiegel was born on November 19, 1872 in Dallas, Texas.1 She was the daughter of George C. Spiegel and Sophia B. She married James Monroe Dobbs Sr., son of David Judson Dobbs and Martha Josephine Prothro, on September 3, 1901 in New York City, New York.2 She died on April 17, 1950 in Temple, Texas, at age 77.3 She was buried in Holland Cemetery, Holland, Texas; plot outlined by low shrubs, section C.

Helen D. Spiegel was also known as Nellie Spiegel. Her married name was Helen Dobbs.


1880Dallas, Dallas County, TexasHelen D. Spiegel appeared on the census of 1880 in the household of George C. Spiegel and Sophie Spiegel in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.4
1900Dallas, Dallas County, TexasShe appeared on the census of 1900 in the household of George C. Spiegel and Katherine Greuloch in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.5
1910Fulton County, GeorgiaShe and James Monroe Dobbs Sr. appeared on the census of 1910 in Fulton County, Georgia, - listed in the same household: James Monroe Dobbs Jr.6
1920Fulton County, GeorgiaShe and James Monroe Dobbs Sr. appeared on the census of 1920 in Fulton County, Georgia.
My Ancestors
Ancestors of James Monroe Dobbs, Jr.
Descendants of John Dobbs
Descendants of John McMullan
Descendants of John Pruddo
Descendants of Thomas Hickson

Child of Helen D. Spiegel and James Monroe Dobbs Sr.


  1. [S288] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000. Ancestry.com. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.Original data - Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.Original data: Texas Department of Health. Texas: Death certificate on file.
  2. [S309] In The Social World, Atlanta Constitution, column 3, September 9, 1901, 6. Hereinafter cited as Atlanta Constitution.
  3. [S107] Mrs. Helen Dobbs Dies Monday, Temple Telegram, Temple, Texas, 18 April 1950, 7, Mrs. Helen Dobbs Dies Monday; Last Rites Today Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Spiegel Dobbs, 78, who died in a local hospital early Monday, will be held Tuesday at 2 P.M. at the Christ Episcopal Church. Rev. J. B. Dobbins will officiate and burial will be in the Holland cemetery. The body will lie in state at Pace's chapel until funeral time. Mrs. Dobbs received a fractured hip in a fall Saturday morning. She had made her home in Temple for the past year, but lived in Holland a few years before moving here. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. Survivors are one son, James M. Dobbs of Temple; a stepdaughter, Mrs. W. H. Smith of Washington, D.C. and two granddaughters. Mr. Dobbs died in 1922. Pallbearers will be Gene R. Mewhinney and William D. Reed, both of Holland, Joe C. Harrison, Bert DeBord, Sr., Frank Maruna and Harold R. Baker.. Hereinafter cited as Temple Telegram.
  4. [S103] 1880 United States Census Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas (pg 65 (images 26 and 27)), Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, 1880 Dallas, Dallas, Texas pg 65 (images 26 and 27)
    H: George C.Spiegel, 39, Cigar Maker, Saxony
    W: Sophia D. Spiegel, 34, Keeping House, New York, Parents from Bavaria
    S: George Spiegel, 11, Georgia
    D: Cassia Spiegel, 9, Georgia
    *D: Nellie Spiegel, 7, Texas
    D: Charly Spiegel, 3, Texas
    D: August Spiegel, 1, Texas
    *Nellie is a nickname for Helen.
  5. [S203] 1900 United States Census, Dallas Co., Texas, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration, Ward 6, District 169 (343 San Jancinto St.).
  6. [S86] 1910 United States Census, Fulton County, Georgia, E.D. 127, page 43, Washington: National Archives And Records Administration.