Gazlay Family History

FamilyHelen Jane Mailler


FatherJohn Preston Mailler (25 September 1890 - ca. September 1960)
MotherMargaret Brown ‘Reta’ McGregor (16 February 1893 - ca. May 1975)

Personal Information

Record Created: 9 November 2009; Last Edited: 24 March 2012 
NameHelen Jane Mailler
Born 9 March 1916 in New Jersey1, 2, 3
Partnered with (unidentified)
Married to Robert Harris MacPherson
Divorced after 1940 from Robert Harris MacPherson: Both Robert and Helen appear in a 1940 McGregor family photograph
Married ca. 1947 to Theodore Dwight ‘Ted’ Hoffman
Died 6 May 1996 in Gainesville, Georgia1


As a young woman, Helen lived and worked in New York City apparently in a professional art firm. As an adult, Helen was known by her middle name Jane to many people outside the Mailler family. Helen worked in a J.C. Penney’s department store, first in sales and later as a bookkeeper.


Partner 1Family (unidentified)
Partnered with Helen Jane Mailler
Children of Helen Jane Mailler and (unidentified):
+1.FamilyDavid William Mailler
Born 13 May 1935
Married in Upper Montclair, New Jersey to Margaret Maud ‘Peggy’ Hobart
Spouse 2FamilyRobert Harris MacPherson
Born 2 October 1912
Married to Helen Jane Mailler
Died 5 December 1979 in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida
Spouse 3FamilyTheodore Dwight ‘Ted’ Hoffman (son of Grayden D. Hoffman and Helen W. _____)
Born 7 August 1915
Married ca. 1947 to Helen Jane Mailler
Died March 1987 in Gainesville, Georgia
Children of Helen Jane Mailler and Theodore Dwight ‘Ted’ Hoffman:
+1.FamilyJudith Ann ‘Judi’ Hoffman
Born 20 April 1948
Married to Thomas George Transue
Partnered with Robert Mitchell O’Shields
Died 29 June 2004 in Gainesville, Georgia
2.FamilyJill Hoffman
Born ca. 1950
Died ca. 1951


  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Helen M. Hoffman, no. 137-03-6672
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 299, Sheet No. 7B, family of John Mailler (28, New Jersey, machinist, Edison); wife Margaret Mailler (26, New Jersey); daughter Helen Mailler (3, New Jersey); son Jack Mailer (1, New Jersey); border Wilson Roby (30, New Jersey, clerk, grocery store). They are living next door to Margaret’s parents.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New Jersey, Morris County, Borough of Madison, Enumeration District 14-30, Sheet No. 5B, family of John P. Mailler (39, New York, engineer, public utility, first married age 23); wife Margaret B. Mailler (34, New Jersey, first married age 19); daughter Helen J. Mailler (14, New Jersey); son John P. Mailler Jr. (11, New Jersey); son William D. Mailler (9, New Jersey).