Helga Estby
Helga Estby

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Name: Helga Estby
Occupation: Celebrity
Gender: Female
Birth Day: May 30, 1860
Death Date: Apr 20, 1942 (age 81)
Age: Aged 81
Birth Place: Oslo, Norway
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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Helga Estby

Helga Estby was born on May 30, 1860 in Oslo, Norway (81 years old). Helga Estby is a Celebrity, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out Helga Estbynet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


She completed her journey unfortunately past the deadline, and did not collect her prize. Worse yet, she was accused of abandoning her family.

Does Helga Estby Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Helga Estby died on Apr 20, 1942 (age 81).

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Before Fame

After her family farm fell on hard times during the crisis of 1896, she devised a wager with a party in New York that she could walk across the United States within seven months.

Biography Timeline


Helga Avilda Ida Marie Johanssen was born in Oslo (then called Christiania), Norway. Helga traveled from Norway with her mother, arriving in Manistee, Michigan during 1871. In 1876, she married Ole Estby, an immigrant from Grue, Hedmark, Norway. They started their new life together initially homesteading a land patent in Yellow Medicine County near Canby, Minnesota. The family subsequently relocated and settled on a farm in Mica Creek, Spokane County, Washington.


Due to the financial Panic of 1893 and her husband's accidents, the family could not pay the mortgage or taxes on their home and farmland. Together with Clara, her 17-year-old daughter, Helga tried to save her family farm by walking 3,500 miles across country to New York City in an effort to win a $10,000 prize. Clara and Helga started the walk from Spokane on May 5. The walk lasted seven months. The women walked 25-35 miles a day and were offered shelter along the way, spending only 9 nights without a roof over their head. On Christmas Eve, 1896, the New York World reported their arrival in New York City. On arrival in New York, the sponsor of the contest refused to pay or help them back home, saying the women had missed their deadline. Helga managed to return to her farm only to find that two of her children had died of diphtheria in her absence.


Estby died on April 20, 1942 and was laid to rest in the Mica Creek cemetery near Spokane.

Family Life

Helga was born in Oslo, Norway and moved to the U.S. with her parents in 1871.

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Currently, Helga Estby is 162 years, 0 months and 29 days old. Helga Estby will celebrate 163rd birthday on a Tuesday 30th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Helga Estby upcoming birthday.


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