Henry Helms, Convict Biography, September 6, 1929
Note: Record redacted. The record displayed is redacted to mask information that may be confidential under the Texas Public Information Act. (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101 (information confidential by law)).
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Subject is faining [feigning] insanity and refuses to speak-These sheets are made
up from information as revealed under #54991-Henry Helms.
DESCRIPTION OF CONVICT WHEN RECEIVED
Register No EX 70
When and Where Received July 6, 1929 At Huntsville Prison
Name Helms, Henry
County Eastland Term Death by Electrocution 9/6/1929
Crime Robbery with Firearms.
Date of Sentence July 5, 1929
Birthplace of Father Ky Birthplace of Mother Texas
Date of Birth 2/3/1896 Age 33 (29) Height 5-10 Weight 165
Race White Complexion Medium Eyes DkGrey Hair DkBro
Married Yes Single Widowed Divorced
Use of Tobacco Cigts Habits of life Temp Education Poor
Able to Read Yes Able to Write Yes Number of years in School 4 years
Nativity (State or Country) Texas Occupation Rig Builder
Style of Whiskers Worn None
Residence and Post Office Wichita Falls, Texas.
Relations: Name and Address in Full [redacted] (w) Wichita Falls, Texas.
If Ex-Convict, What County Sent From Wichita Year 1926
Under What Name Henry Helms, #54991
What Force Discharged From Pardoned 1/10/1927 Procl #20397.
M[a]rks, Scars and General Remarks: I. Blank. II. Blank. III. Sm ct sc under chin.
Ct sc rt shin.
Labor Union Affiliation ?????
State, if Ex-Service Man No Yes No
Size of Shoes Worn, No. 10½
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Excerpts from the death row file of Henry Helms (#70), September 6, 1929. Historical death row files, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.