Esta Myrtle Gladish

4 November 1893–25 May 1953 (Age 59)
Madison Township, Pike, Indiana, United States

The Life of Esta Myrtle

When Esta Myrtle Gladish was born on 4 November 1893, in Madison Township, Pike, Indiana, United States, her father, John Roscoe Gladish, was 24 and her mother, Nancy Ellen Wyatt, was 19. She married Lewis Cecil Coleman on 29 May 1920, in Pike, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Washington Township, Pike, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 May 1953, in Pike, Indiana, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Bowman, Pike, Indiana, United States.

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Lewis Cecil Coleman
Esta Myrtle Gladish
Marriage: 29 May 1920
Glenn R Coleman
Infant Son Coleman

Spouse and Children

29 May 1920
Pike, Indiana, United States


    Glenn R Coleman


    Infant Son Coleman


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 13

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Glydwish in Burwash, Sussex, which is named from Old English glida ‘kite’ + Old English wisc ‘marshy meadow’.2 Altered spelling of German Gladisch, from the personal name Gladu, Slavic form of Claudius, or a nickname for a proper looking person, from Slavic gladki ‘smooth’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eslie M Gladish in household of John R Gladish, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Esta Coleman in household of Louis Coleman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Esta Coleman in household of Louis Coleman, "United States Census, 1940"

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