Zelma Butterfield

30 November 1900–27 June 1984 (Age 83)
Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Zelma

When Zelma Butterfield was born on 30 November 1900, in Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Zachariah Butterfield, was 36 and her mother, Isabella Jane Dansie, was 31. She married Rulon Berry Platt on 6 November 1942, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 9, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Election Precinct 8, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 27 June 1984, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Riverton City Cemetery, Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rulon Berry Platt
1897–1988
Zelma Butterfield
1900–1984
Marriage: 6 November 1942

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1942Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 1
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
    1911 · The Murray Library
    Age 11
    The Murray Library was founded on January 6, 1911. The Murray Library was one of twenty-three libraries in Utah built with money donated by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 23
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Butterfield (Yorkshire) or from any of several other minor places with the same name. The name is derived from Old English butere ‘butter’ + feld ‘field’ or ‘open country’.History: Benjamin Butterfield came to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638. John Butterfield (1801–69) was born in Berne, NY, and founded an express company that merged with other companies to form the American Express Company (1850).

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

    Story Highlight

    Life Story of Phyllis Butterfield

    I Phyllis Butterfield was born April 9, 1903 at Riverton Utah daughter of Zachariah Butterfield and Isabella Jane Dansie Butterfield. I was christened - by Bishop Gordan S. Rills, who I was Baptized - …

    Sources (26)

    • Zelma Butterfield Platt in household of Rubon Berry Platt, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Zelma Butterfield in household of Zachariah Butterfield, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Zelma Platt, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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