Gladys Ellen McFarland

7 November 1907–14 March 1975 (Age 67)
Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Gladys Ellen

When Gladys Ellen McFarland was born on 7 November 1907, in Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, her father, Oliver Allan McFarland, was 29 and her mother, Ellen or Nellie Dunn, was 30. She married Alphonse Murray Lawlor on 4 September 1935, in Warminster, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 14 March 1975, in Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 67, and was buried in Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Alphonse Murray Lawlor
Gladys Ellen McFarland
Marriage: 4 September 1935
Louis John Lawlor

Spouse and Children

4 September 1935
Warminster, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada


    Louis John Lawlor


Parents and Siblings

    Oliver Allan McFarland


    Ellen or Nellie Dunn




World Events (4)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 27

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 36

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 48

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of McFarlane .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nellie Gadys Mcfarland, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Gladys Mcfarland in household of John Dunn, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Gladys McFarland Lawlor, "Find A Grave Index"

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