Gladys Mary Surplus

25 March 1892–20 June 1949 (Age 57)
Independence Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States

The Life of Gladys Mary

When Gladys Mary Surplus was born on 25 March 1892, in Independence Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas Barkdull Surplus, was 48 and her mother, Malinda Abbott, was 46. She married James Michael Donovan on 4 November 1910, in Creston, Union, Iowa, United States. She lived in Sheridan, Worth, Missouri, United States in 1920 and Venice Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 20 June 1949, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 57.

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James Michael Donovan
Gladys Mary Surplus
Marriage: 4 November 1910
Thomas Gordon Donovan
James Fred Donovan
Victor Sam Donovan

Spouse and Children

    James Michael Donovan



4 November 1910


    Thomas Gordon Donovan


    James Fred Donovan


    Victor Sam Donovan


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 12

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 16

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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  • Glags Donovan in household of James M Donovan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gladys Surplus in household of Thomas B Surplus, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gladys M Donovan in household of James M Donovan, "United States Census, 1940"

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