Mary Elizabeth Gladding

1862–1944 (Age 81)
Accomack, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Gladding was born on 26 December 1862, in Accomack, Virginia, United States, her father, Burwell B. Gladding, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann Hickman, was 28. She married Riley L Kelly on 22 July 1879, in Bloxom, Accomack, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Metompkin, Accomack, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 5 April 1944, in Bloxom, Accomack, Virginia, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Mary Elizabeth Gladding
Riley L Kelly
Marriage: 22 July 1879
Annie Kelly
Infant Kelly
Max L. Pilmack Kelly

Spouse & Children

22 July 1879
Bloxom, Accomack, Virginia, United States


  • Kelley


  • Annie Kelly


  • Infant Kelly


  • Max L. Pilmack Kelly


Parents & Siblings

  • Burwell B. Gladding


  • Mary Ann Hickman




  • Arena Jackson Gladding


  • William David Gladding


  • Solomon James Gladding


  • Female1862–1944Female

  • Gladding


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Age 2

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
1885 · Petition

Age 23

Citizens petition for the establishment of a station at Bloxom's Crossing. (Peninsula Enterprise, 7 February 1885)

Name Meaning

English: variant of Gladden .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Taylor in household of O J Taylor, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Elizabeth Taylor in household of Oliver James Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Gladden in household of Burwel Gladden, "United States Census, 1870"

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