Gladys Helen Trowbridge

1909–1997 (Age 88)
Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life of Gladys Helen

When Gladys Helen Trowbridge was born on 30 January 1909, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, her father, Parley Kimerer Trowbridge, was 32 and her mother, Elsie Esther Fleming, was 22. She married Hubert Lewis Schafer on 9 June 1930, in Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Royalton Township, Fulton, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Albion, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 12 April 1997, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Gladys Helen Trowbridge
Hubert Lewis Schafer
Marriage: 9 June 1930
Robert O. Schafer

Spouse & Children

9 June 1930
Calhoun, Michigan, United States


  • Robert O. Schafer


Parents & Siblings



  • Dortha Trobridge


  • Howard Lewis Trowbridge


  • Female1909–1997Female

World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

Age 1

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Age 23

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Gladys Schafer in household of Ralph Loomis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gladis Trowbridge in household of Parlie Trobridge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gladys Trowbridge in household of Parley Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1920"

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