Ethel May Zellers

4 September 1919–27 April 2013 (Age 93)
Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ethel May

When Ethel May Zellers was born on 4 September 1919, in Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States, her father, Charlie Clovis Douglas Zellers, was 53 and her mother, Ollie Ann Foster, was 35. She married George William Bricker on 7 September 1933, in Galena, Stone, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Aurora Township, Lawrence, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 27 April 2013, in Aurora, Lawrence, Missouri, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Aurora, Lawrence, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

George William Bricker
Ethel May Zellers
Marriage: 7 September 1933
Jesse James Bricker
George Washington “Bud” Bricker
Bessie Bricker
Dorl William Bricker
Ramona Darlene Bricker

Spouse and Children

7 September 1933
Galena, Stone, Missouri, United States


    Jesse James Bricker



    Bessie Bricker


    Dorl William Bricker


    Ramona Darlene Bricker


Parents and Siblings

    Charlie Clovis Douglas Zellers





    William Zellers


    Steve Edward Zellers



    Anna M Zellers


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 12

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Zeller with the addition of -s, typical of changes in the U.S.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel M Zellers in household of Charlie Zellers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Bricker in household of George Bricker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel May Bricker, "Find A Grave Index"

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