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Edgar James Helms
b. 1863 – d. 1942 • Religious group founder
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Helms, Edgar James
Helms, Edgar James (1863–1942)Founder of Goodwill IndustriesBorn in New York State, Helms (as a child) traveled in a covered wagon to an Iowa prairie farm. For a while he became a printer’s helper for the country newspaper, then later worked his way through Cornell College (Iowa) and Boston University’s