Zelphia Belle Helton

25 October 1923–24 January 2007 (Age 83)
Miller, Missouri, United States

The Life of Zelphia Belle

When Zelphia Belle Helton was born on 25 October 1923, in Miller, Missouri, United States, her father, Chris Mitchell Helton, was 25 and her mother, Ethel Lecta Fritchey, was 19. She married Henry Clay Belk about 1938, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Richwoods Township, Miller, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 January 2007, in Jefferson City, Cole, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Brays, Miller, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Clay Belk
Zelphia Belle Helton
Marriage: about 1938
Billie Edward Belk
Clay Douglas Belk
Ron Belk
Henry Pete Belk
David Dewayne Belk

Spouse and Children

about 1938
Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 8

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 22

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Helton in Cumbria, named in Old English probably with helde ‘slope’ + tūn ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or possibly a variant of Hilton . This is a common name in TN, KY, OH, TX, and GA.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Zelpha Belk in household of Henry Belk, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Zelpha Helton in household of Chris Helton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Zelphia Stark, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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