Gladys Gail Lockwood

1897–December 1981 (Age 84)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Gladys Gail

Gladys Gail Lockwood was born in 1897, in Missouri, United States. She married Harold Edwin Button on 16 May 1911, in Lincoln, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Mount View, King, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Sylvan Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. She died in December 1981, in Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 84.

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Harold Edwin Button
Gladys Gail Lockwood
Marriage: 16 May 1911
Myrtle Button
Dewey Button

Spouse and Children

16 May 1911
Lincoln, Idaho, United States


    Myrtle Button


    Dewey Button


World Events (8)

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 0

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1919 · Seattle General Strike

Age 22

The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, probably named in Old English as ‘enclosed wood’, from loc(a) ‘enclosure’ ( see Lock ) + wudu ‘wood’. It seems likely that all present-day bearers of the name descend from a single family which originated in this place. There is another place of the same name in Cleveland, first recorded in 1273 as Locwyt, from Old English loc(a) + Old Norse viðr ‘wood’, ‘brake’, but it is not clear whether it has given rise to a surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gladys Button in household of Harold D Button, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gladys Babcock in household of Orville Babcock, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gladys G Babcock in household of Orville B Babcock, "United States Census, 1930"

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