Gladys Marie Hess

Brief Life History of Gladys Marie

When Gladys Marie Hess was born on 23 December 1918, in Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Howard Lorah Hess, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth M. Reinert, was 26. She had at least 1 son with Harold Richard Griesemer. She lived in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and United States in 1949. She died on 13 April 2000, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States, at the age of 81.

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Harold Richard Griesemer
Gladys Marie Hess
Bruce A. Griesemer

Sources (6)

  • Gladys Griesemer, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Gladys M Griesemer, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Gladys Marie Griesemer, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1939 · Nylon Plant in Seaford

In 1939, DuPont opened a nylon plant in Seaford, Delaware. The idea came when in 1935, Dr. Wallace discovered a synthetic fiber.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from the territory of Hesse (see Hessen 1).

South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus (see Matthew ).

German and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hesso, a derivative of a compound name formed with hadu ‘strife’ as the first element, or from a pet form of Herman or Hendrik (see Henry 1).

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

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