Gladys Ewing

27 September 1903–12 June 1988 (Age 84)
Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Gladys

When Gladys Ewing was born on 27 September 1903, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, Richard Stuart Latimer, was 4 and her mother, Clara Ione Thomas, was 17. She married Lee Fred Austin on 23 August 1924, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Venice, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1935. She died on 12 June 1988, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Lee Fred Austin
Gladys Ewing
Marriage: 23 August 1924

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    Lee Fred Austin



23 August 1924
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 3

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1908 · Utah's First National Monument

Age 5

Natural Bridges National Monument was designated a National Monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is Utah’s first National Monument but didn’t get many visitors until after the uranium boom of the 1950s. Today the Monument and its park became the first International Dark Sky Park certified by the International Dark-Sky Association.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 31

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

Scottish: altered form of Ewen (itself a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eòghainn ‘son of Eòghann’), formed as if it were an English patronymic ending in -ing. See also McEwen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gladys Austin in household of Lee F Austin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gladys Urquhart in household of James C Urquhart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gladys Ewing in household of Ione Ewing, "United States Census, 1920"

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