Gladys Metz

18 September 1902–February 1989 (Age 86)
Lafayette, Boulder, Colorado, United States

The Life of Gladys

When Gladys Metz was born on 18 September 1902, in Lafayette, Boulder, Colorado, United States, her father, John James Metz, was 26 and her mother, Grace Anita May Schofield, was 22. She married Walter Joseph Carnahan on 11 November 1922, in Lafayette, Boulder, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Denver, Colorado, United States for about 5 years and Election District U, Denver, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died in February 1989, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Walter Joseph Carnahan
Gladys Metz
Marriage: 11 November 1922
Walter J Carnahan Jr.
Betty Louise Carnahan
James Warren Carnahan

Spouse and Children

11 November 1922
Lafayette, Boulder, Colorado, United States



    Betty Louise Carnahan


    James Warren Carnahan


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 7

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of the female personal name Mechthild, composed of Germanic maht ‘might’, ‘strength’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Metz in Lorraine, which took its name from a Gaulish tribe, the Mediomatrici; in the name of the place this became abbreviated to Mettis, hence the modern name.3 German: from Mätz, a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gladys Carnahan in household of Walter Carnahan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gladys Carnahan in household of Walter Carnahan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gladys Metz in household of John Metz, "United States Census, 1920"

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