Gladys Elder (1892 - 1982)

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Gladys Elder
1892 - 1982
updated February 06, 2019
Gladys Elder was born on November 17, 1892. She died in December 1982 at 90 years of age. We know that Gladys Elder had been residing in El Cajon, San Diego County, California 92020.

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Gladys Elder died in December 1982 at 90 years old. She was born on November 17, 1892. We have no information about Gladys's family or relationships. We know that Gladys Elder had been residing in El Cajon, San Diego County, California 92020.
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In 1892, in the year that Gladys Elder was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1901, by the time she was merely 9 years old, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1910, Gladys was 18 years old when the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1970, at the age of 78 years old, Gladys was alive when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1982, in the year of Gladys Elder's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Dec 4, 1908 - Jul 30, 1996
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Dec 31, 1958 - Apr 7, 2008
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Aug 7, 1901 - Dec 31, 1991
Goldie Elder
Apr 16, 1905 - December 1983
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Mary Elder
Aug 10, 1903 - June 1967
Palmdale, California
William E Elder
Aug 29, 1916 - Jan 19, 1992
Los Angeles, CA
Emily A Elder
Jul 13, 1907 - July 1992
Littlerock, CA
Susie Elder
Aug 4, 1881 - July 1974
Petaluma, California
Ethel E Elder
Dec 7, 1892 - Apr 1, 1994
Fresno, CA
Hillard Elder
Apr 30, 1907 - March 1971
Tulare, California
Alice B Elder
Nov 10, 1925 - Feb 23, 2010
San Pedro, CA
Olive M Elder
Jul 23, 1901 - Feb 28, 1996
Torrance, CA
Benjamin C Elder
Sep 21, 1922 - Oct 16, 1991
Laura L Elder
Jun 5, 1959 - Sep 20, 1993
Eunice H Elder
Jan 23, 1899 - May 4, 1994
Fresno, CA
Ruth A Elder
Oct 24, 1920 - Jun 5, 2001
Wilton, IA
Edith Elder
Jul 5, 1893 - January 1980
California
Elizabeth Elder
Aug 23, 1912 - November 1977
Lakewood, California
Wanda M Elder
Apr 5, 1932 - Jun 16, 2003
Houston, TX
Clinton Elder
Jul 7, 1934 - February 1985

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