Donna Jean Embree

31 December 1924–3 June 2003 (Age 78)
Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States

The Life of Donna Jean

When Donna Jean Embree was born on 31 December 1924, in Red Oak, Montgomery, Iowa, United States, her father, Raymond Earl Embree, was 31 and her mother, Dorothy Mercedes Hite, was 20. She married Fred Ovi Gledhill JR on 21 December 1945, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Pilot Grove Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Gravity, Taylor, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. She died on 3 June 2003, in Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Fred Ovi Gledhill JR
Donna Jean Embree
Marriage: 21 December 1945

Spouse and Children

21 December 1945
Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 2

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 21

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Embury or Emery .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Donna Jean Embree Gledhill in household of Fred Junior Gledhill, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Donna Jean Embree, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Donna Jean Embree in household of Ray E Embree, "United States Census, 1940"

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