Zelda Leone Abell

22 August 1905–16 December 1992 (Age 87)
Shell Rock, Butler, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Zelda Leone

When Zelda Leone Abell was born on 22 August 1905, in Shell Rock, Butler, Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas D. Abell, was 26 and her mother, Lulu Ethel Goodsell, was 25. She married Max A. Jaquis on 21 March 1928, in Waverly, Bremer, Iowa, United States. She lived in Butler, Butler, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Jefferson Township, Butler, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 16 December 1992, in Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Shell Rock, Butler, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Max A. Jaquis
Zelda Leone Abell
Marriage: 21 March 1928
Gordon Max Jaquis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 March 1928Waverly, Bremer, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 1
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
    Age 8
    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
    Age 24
    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    English and Norwegian: variant of Abel .Altered form of German Abel .History: Robert Abell settled in Rehoboth, MA, c. 1630.

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

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    Sources (20)

    • Zelda Able, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
    • Zelda L Jaquis in entry for Max A Jaquis, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"
    • Zelda L Jaquis in household of Max A Jaquis, "United States Census, 1930"

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