Gladys B Elder (1912 - 2002)

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Gladys B Elder
1912 - 2002
updated February 06, 2019
Gladys B Elder was born on September 3, 1912. She died on May 24, 2002 at 89 years old. We know that Gladys B Elder had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99218.


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Gladys B Elder passed away on May 24, 2002 at 89 years old. She was born on September 3, 1912. We are unaware of information about Gladys's family. We know that Gladys B Elder had been residing in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington 99218.
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In 1912, in the year that Gladys B Elder was born, the RMS Titanic sank in April. The RMS Titanic was a British built and run passenger liner that was billed as "unsinkable." On its maiden voyage from Southampton England to New York City, carrying about 2,224 passengers and crew - from the wealthiest people in the world to poor emigrants from Europe, the Titanic hit an iceberg. Five of her watertight compartments failed but she was designed to survive only 4 being flooded. She began to sink. There were only enough lifeboats for about half of the passengers so over 1,000 remained behind while "women and children first" were loaded. Over 1500 died, making it the largest maritime disaster in modern history.

In 1935, by the time she was 23 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1940, when she was 28 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1975, Gladys was 63 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

In 1988, Gladys was 76 years old when on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Jul 30, 1905 - Apr 25, 1995
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Oct 15, 1911 - Dec 3, 2003
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Mar 11, 1970 - Nov 12, 2010
Grand Coulee, Washington
George Elder
Mar 8, 1897 - August 1982
Olympia, Washington
Norman H Elder
Mar 18, 1907 - Jan 2, 2003
Everett, WA
Lyman M Elder
Sep 1, 1908 - Jul 13, 1991
Everett, WA
John M Elder
Aug 27, 1917 - Dec 8, 1991
Joseph Elder
Apr 14, 1922 - May 1977
Garland, Texas
Charles Elder
Oct 26, 1886 - November 1968
Chehalis, Washington
Thomas R Elder
Apr 16, 1920 - May 19, 1996
Spokane, WA
Velma Marie Elder
Mar 7, 1921 - Aug 25, 2007
Grants Pass, Oregon
Fred Elder
Jun 2, 1926 - November 1984
Charles S Elder
May 5, 1910 - Sep 25, 1995
Sun City, AZ
Mona Elder
Nov 16, 1884 - February 1968
Seattle, Washington
David L Elder
Jan 5, 1929 - Nov 5, 1997
Walla Walla, WA
Rose Elder
Jul 28, 1930 - May 25, 2004
Enumclaw, WA
Irving K Elder
Apr 22, 1929 - Dec 8, 1997
Spokane, WA
Verna v Elder
Mar 1, 1935 - Feb 18, 1999
Walla Walla, WA
Margaret H Elder
Apr 28, 1921 - Oct 29, 2010
Moses Lake, WA
Jo A Elder
Mar 15, 1940 - Aug 21, 2003
Tecumseh, MO

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Sep 24, 1893 - July 1983
Spokane, Washington
Emily Decker
Feb 27, 1911 - November 1982
Tacoma, Washington
Paul W Hand
May 20, 1910 - Mar 2, 1988
Spokane, WA
Leonard H Aspinwall
May 15, 1906 - Oct 22, 1988
Spokane, WA
Irene H Koeller
Jun 17, 1915 - Oct 28, 2002
Brookings, OR
Beatrice Biggs
Sep 7, 1874 - December 1963
Kate Haman
Apr 26, 1890 - Dec 1, 1991
Stephen Pope
Nov 3, 1912 - May 1968
Norman Rider
Aug 22, 1909 - August 1979
Spokane, Washington
F A Shaw
Aug 30, 1905 - Dec 15, 1966
Charles C Killin
Oct 16, 1913 - Feb 7, 1998
Davenport, WA
Paul Liljestrand
Jun 14, 1897 - December 1982
Salina, Kansas
Ralph Jackson
Aug 28, 1900 - April 1969
Sunnyvale, California
Thomas E Cavanaugh
Jan 4, 1910 - Jul 20, 1990
Sandpoint, ID
Donald M Gemberling
Dec 18, 1909 - Apr 3, 1994
Chula Vista, CA
J Forsyth
Apr 2, 1900 - July 1967
Spokane, Washington
Francis M Bumgarner
Mar 6, 1909 - May 30, 1990
Forrest Garrett
Apr 26, 1896 - April 1979
Medina, Washington
Ralph Morse
Nov 13, 1893 - March 1974
Spokane, Washington
Florence S Miller
Oct 5, 1904 - Nov 11, 1996
Pasco, WA
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