Forrest Everett Helman, an enterprising farmer and stock man who is operating the Helman home farm in Prairie township, was born in Prairie township on the farm where he now resides, July 25, 1881, and is the son of Jacob D. Helman, a sketch of whom appears in this volume.

Forrest Everett Helman was reared on the home farm and educated in the district school and the Green Ridge High School. He has always followed farming and early in life began for himself. In 1910, he took charge of his father's place where he has since been successfully engaged in farming and stock raising. He carries on general farming and also extensively raises high-grade cattle. The Helman farm consists of 416 acres of land which is well improved and is of rich, productive soil.

Mr. Helman was married November 28, 1911, to Miss Gertrude Weeden Calvert, a native of Green Ridge township, Pettis County. She is a daughter of Charles L. and Ella (Weeden) Calvert, who reside in Green Ridge township. A sketch of Charles L. Calvert, with a review of the Calvert family history appears in this volume. Mrs. Helman was educated in the district school and the Green Ridge High School. She taught three terms of school prior to her marriage, and was one of Pettis County's successful teachers. To Mr. and Mrs. Helman have been born two children, Mildred L. and Mary E.

Mr. Helman has always supported the principles of the Republican party and is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Green Ridge Lodge No. 425, and he and Mrs. Helman are members of the Methodist Church.

Source: McGruder, Mark A. History of Pettis County, Missouri (Topeka: Historical Publishing Company, 1919)