Born: November 19, 1886, Finksburg, Maryland.
Died: October 13, 1950, University Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.
Buried: Westminster Cemetery, Westminster, Maryland.
Helen was the daughter of George Wesley Armacost and Virginia Catharine Hering, and wife of Alfred Ackley (married 1909, Westminster, Maryland).
She studied piano at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College).