obituary , Mrs. Helen Esther Dreiser
New York Times, Saturday, September 24, 1955
Helen Dreiser was Theodore Dreise r’s second wife. She was born Helen Esther Patges in 1984 in Oregon. Her first husband, who she married in Oregon, was Francis Dawson Richardson. She married Theodore Dreiser in the state of Washington in 1944. She died at the home of her sister in Oregon on September 22, 1955.