When Zilla Margaret Mae Chance was born in April 1879, in Adel, Dallas, Iowa, United States, her father, Tillman Howard Chance, was 25 and her mother, Harriett Roxanna Garoutte, was 22. She married Welburn Howell Secrest on 10 October 1914, in Weber, Utah, United States. She lived in Rosita, Custer, Colorado, United States in 1880. She died on 8 June 1967, in Florida, United States, at the age of 88.
English (West Midlands): from Middle English chea(u)nce ‘fortune, luck; accident, mischance’ (Old French cheance, a derivative of cheoir ‘to fall (out)’, Latin cadere), perhaps used to denote a gambler or as a nickname for someone considered fortunate or well favored, or perhaps for someone who had survived an accident by a remarkable piece of luck.
Americanized form of German Tschantz or Schantz .
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