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Helen Ray Bierce (1875 - 1940)

Helen Ray Bierce aka Ballard, Cowden, Isgrigg
Born in San Francisco, California, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 5 Jun 1907 in Carson City, Nevada, United Statesmap
Wife of — married 12 Nov 1918 in Riverside, California, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 4 May 2018 | Last significant change: 26 Jun 2020
04:48: Liz Marshall edited the Death Date for Helen Ray Bierce (1875-1940). [Thank Liz for this]
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  • d/o Ambrose Bierce & Mary Ellen Day[1]

She married:

  1. Samuel J Ballard, 07 Aug 1902 in Los Angeles, California. They divorced.
  2. Harry D Cowden, 05 Jun 1907 in Carson City, Nevada. He had two sons from another wife.
  3. Francis Lynn Isgrigg, 12 Nov 1918 in Riverside, California.


  1. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Ancestry Record Numident #12755533
  • Frey, Holly and Tracy V. Wilson. "Ambrose Bierce." Stuff You Missed in History Class (Podcast). 26 Mar 2014. How Stuff Republished on 28 Apr 2018.
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #130488421
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 June 2020), Helen R Bierce in household of Mary E Bierce, Precinct 33 Los Angeles city Ward 4, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 39, sheet 11A, family 270, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,089.
  • "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2017), Samuel J Ballard and Helen R Bierce, 07 Aug 1902; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,033,147.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 June 2020), Helen Cowden in household of Harry D Cowden, Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 61, sheet 8A, family 196, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 859; FHL microfilm 1,374,872.
  • "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 October 2019), Helen Bierce Isgrigg, 1940.
  • California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2017. Ancestry Record 61460 #271059

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