Wilma Jane Borthwick

24 September 1917–29 March 1985 (Age 67)
Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of Wilma Jane

When Wilma Jane Borthwick was born on 24 September 1917, in Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States, her father, Raymond Doty Borthwick, was 34 and her mother, Grace E. Drake, was 32. She married Harold R Gloss on 30 December 1938, in Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Machias, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 29 March 1985, in Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States, at the age of 67.

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Harold R Gloss
Wilma Jane Borthwick
Marriage: 30 December 1938
Richard H Gloss

Spouse and Children

30 December 1938
Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States


    Richard H Gloss


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place near Hawick in southern Scotland, where a family of this name held Borthwick Castle since the 14th century. The place name is from Old English bord ‘board’, ‘table’ + wīc ‘outlying village’, ‘dairy farm’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wilma B Glass in household of Harold R Glass, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilma Borthwick in household of Raymond D Borthwick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilma J Borthwick in household of Raymond D Borthwick, "United States Census, 1930"

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