Gladys Walton

9 September 1900–
Gillespie, Macoupin, Illinois, United States

The Life of Gladys

Gladys Walton was born on 9 September 1900, in Gillespie, Macoupin, Illinois, United States as the daughter of John Walton and Annie M. Van Natta. She lived in Allerton, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Walnut Township, Wayne, Iowa, United States in 1940.

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Leslie M C Foreman
1901–1979
Gladys Walton
1900–

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Walton

    MaleMale

    Annie M. Van Natta

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 10

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1931

Age 31

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Walton. The first element in these names was variously Old English walh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, genitive plural wala ( see Wallace ), w(e)ald ‘forest’, w(e)all ‘wall’, or wæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Gladys Foreman in household of Leslie Foreman, "United States Census, 1940"

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