Zella May Lankelma

5 September 1894–13 July 1994 (Age 99)
Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Zella May

When Zella May Lankelma was born on 5 September 1894, in Pella, Marion, Iowa, United States, her father, Gerald Peter Hector Lankelma, was 24 and her mother, Minnie Lee Jaillite, was 21. She lived in Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 13 July 1994, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 99.

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Gerald Peter Hector Lankelma
Minnie Lee Jaillite
Zella May Lankelma
Helen R Lankelma

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 12

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 26

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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Sources (3)

  • Leta Lankelma in household of Hector Lankelma, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leta May Lankelma in household of Martha A Jaillitte, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leta M Lankelma in household of Hector Lankelma, "United States Census, 1910"

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