Zella Vonola Fairbanks

Female8 November 1900–19 May 1995

Brief Life History of Zella Vonola

When Zella Vonola Fairbanks was born on 8 November 1900, in Annabella, Sevier, Utah, United States, her father, Ralph Jacobus Fairbanks, was 42 and her mother, Celestia Adelaide Johnson, was 39. She married Alexander Revard Modine on 9 August 1918. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 19 May 1995, in Bethel, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 94, and was buried in Bethel, Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Revard Modine
Zella Vonola Fairbanks
Marriage: 9 August 1918
Ralph Daniel Modine
Wylder Revard Modine
Nola Josephine Modine
Mark Alexander Modine Sr

Sources (14)

  • Vonola Modene in household of Alex R Modene, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vonola Fairbanks, "Nevada County Marriages, 1862-1993"
  • Zella Wall, "Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 August 1918
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    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.

    1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers

    Age 1

    The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.


    Age 27

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from Fair Banks in Derbyshire or any of various other minor places so called.

    variant of Fairbank , with post-medieval excrescent -s.


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

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