Wilber Paul Glidewell

12 December 1908–3 July 1993 (Age 84)
Milan, Sullivan, Missouri, United States

The Life of Wilber Paul

When Wilber Paul Glidewell was born on 12 December 1908, in Milan, Sullivan, Missouri, United States, his father, Paul Glidewell, was 41 and his mother, Cora Ann Smith, was 28. He married Mary Lucille Chester on 14 November 1948, in San Dimas, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1935 and San Jose Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 3 July 1993, in Page, Coconino, Arizona, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Milan, Sullivan, Missouri, United States.

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Wilber Paul Glidewell
Mary Lucille Chester
Marriage: 14 November 1948

Spouse and Children

14 November 1948
San Dimas, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 11

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English (Buckinghamshire): possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. Compare Gladwell .

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

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Story Highlight

Behind Enemy Lines

Wilber Paul Glidewell served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He fought in the Pacific against the Japanese. One of his jobs was as a lineman. Before the Marines would land to take an islan …

Sources (3)

  • Wilber Paul Glidewell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Wilfer P Glidwell in household of Paul Glidwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilber Glidewell, "United States Census, 1940"

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