Gladys Anne Waltersdorff (1900 - 1946)

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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia

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Father: Waltersdorff John Stephen Waltersdorff
Mother: Ethelinda Knight Waltersdorff

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Anne

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1900 - In the year that Gladys Anne Waltersdorff was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

1912 - Gladys was merely 12 years old when the Girl Scouts of the USA was started by Juliette Gordon Low with the help of Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts in Great Britain. She said after a meeting with Baden-Powell, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" And she did.

1928 - Gladys was 28 years old when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

1937 - At the age of 37 years old, Gladys was alive when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

1946 - In the year of Gladys Anne Waltersdorff's passing, on July 4th, the Philippines gained independence from the United States. In 1964, Independence Day in the Philippines was moved from July 4th to June 12th at the insistence of nationalists and historians.

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Gladys Anne Waltersdorff passed away in 1946 in Melbourne, Australia at age 46. There is no listed cause of death. She was born in 1900. She was born to Waltersdorff John Stephen Waltersdorff and Ethelinda Knight Waltersdorff, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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