Gladys Irene Sprouse

Brief Life History of Gladys Irene

When Gladys Irene Sprouse was born on 22 December 1922, in Gaffney, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Daniel Sprouse, was 42 and her mother, Pansy May Ellis, was 24. She married William Anson Blackwell in November 1938. She lived in Cherokee Township, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 21 November 2001, in Blacksburg, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States.

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William Anson Blackwell
Gladys Irene Sprouse
Marriage: November 1938

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  • Gladys Blackwell in household of William Blackwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Gladys Irene Sprouse - Published information: birth-name: Gladys Irene Sprouse
  • Gladys Irene Sprouse Blackwell, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

1944 · The G.I Bill

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): nickname for someone from Prussia, from Middle English Spruce, Sprewse ‘Prussia’ (an alteration of Middle English Prus(se)). Compare German Preuss . The adjective spruce ‘neat, dapper’, which probably derives from an attributive use of the name of the country, is not recorded until the late 16th century, too late for it to be a likely source of the surname. The tree (earlier called spruce fir) has likewise only come to be known by this name in the last couple of centuries. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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