Zeola Pettis (1938 - 1977)



Zeola Pettis’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Zeola so that their life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Zeola’s biography.

Zeola Pettis Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Zeola Pettis and their immediate Pettis family. Add to Zeola Pettis's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with their family and other genealogy hobbyists.



Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Zeola.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Zeola Pettis? Add burial and funeral information.


Last Known Residence

Did Zeola move a lot? Did they emigrate from another country? Add Zeola's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy


Add family members


Did Zeola finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Zeola attend? Add education.


Share what Zeola did for a living or if they had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Zeola Pettis is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name



Unknown. Add Zeola's ethnicity.


Unknown. Add Zeola's nationality.


Unknown. Was Zeola a religious person? Add Zeola’s religion

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Zeola during various points of their life.


1938 - In the year that Zeola Pettis was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1945 - At the age of only 7 years old, Zeola was alive when on April 12th, Harry S. Truman sworn in as President of the United States at 7p in Washington, D.C. His first term lasted 3 years and 283 days - then he ran for re-election.

1962 - This person was 24 years old when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

1966 - By the time this person was 28 years old, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

1977 - In the year of Zeola Pettis's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

Zeola Pettis Family Tree

Who was Zeola’s parents? Did they get married and did they have children? Share Zeola’s family tree to share their legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Zeola's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Zeola Pettis
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Zeola's family tree by clicking here.


This obit of Zeola Pettis is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to their obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Zeola Pettis died in August 1977 at 39 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Zeola. Zeola was born on February 23, 1938. We are unaware of information about Zeola's surviving family.


What do you remember about Zeola Pettis? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about them. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Zeola is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Zeola Pettis


Other Biographies