Zetta May Heiland

26 June 1899–14 December 1981 (Age 82)
Moultrie, Illinois, United States

The Life of Zetta May

When Zetta May Heiland was born on 26 June 1899, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States, her father, John Wesley Heiland, was 30 and her mother, Mary Ellen Emel, was 29. She married John Dewey Butler on 21 May 1919. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Sullivan Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Todds Point Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 14 December 1981, at the age of 82, and was buried in Windsor Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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John Dewey Butler
Zetta May Heiland
Marriage: 21 May 1919
Mary Alma Butler

Spouse and Children

21 May 1919


    Mary Alma Butler


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 11

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 24

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

South German: from Middle High German heilant ‘savior’, ‘Christ’, presumably either a name given to someone who had played the part of Christ in a mystery play or an occupational name for a healer, from Middle High German heilen ‘to heal’, ‘save’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Zetta Butler in household of Dewey Butler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Zetta M Highland in household of John W Highland, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Zetta Heiland in household of John A Heiland, "United States Census, 1910"

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