Zilla Margaret Mae Chance

Brief Life History of Zilla Margaret Mae

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.

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Welburn Howell Secrest
Zilla Margaret Mae Chance
Marriage: 10 October 1914

Sources (14)

  • Zilta Chance in household of Tilman Chance, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Zilla Margaret Chance, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Zilla M Chance, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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