Zelma Butterfield

Brief Life History 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 Salt Lake City, 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

Sources (27)

  • Zelma Platt, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Zelma Butterfield Platt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Zelma Butterfield, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

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.

1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

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.

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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 - …

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