Gladys Metz

Brief Life History 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, and was buried in Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, San Diego, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Joseph Carnahan
1890–1954
Gladys Metz
1902–1989
Marriage: 11 November 1922
Walter J Carnahan Jr.
1924–1983
Betty Louise Carnahan
1925–
James Warren Carnahan
1928–2020

Sources (15)

  • Gladys Updegraff, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Gladys Metz - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Gladys Metz
  • Gladys Metz, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"

World Events (8)

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

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.

1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

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.

1929 · Denver Airport opens

On Oct 17 1929, Denver Municipal Airport opens. Later, in 1964, it would be renamed Stapleton International Airport. It would be replaced by Denver International Airport, 31 years later.

Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the female personal name Mechthild, composed of ancient Germanic maht ‘might, strength’ + hild ‘strife, battle’.

German, French (Alsace and Lorraine), 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.

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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