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Gladys Virginia RogersAge: 76 years18941971

Gladys Virginia Rogers
Given names
Gladys Virginia
Married name
Gladys Virginia Acker
Married name
Gladys Virginia McCloskey
Birth August 1894 28 24
Death of a fatherThomas W Rogers
December 1, 1896 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 3 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Census June 8, 1900 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWarren Joshua Lafayette Parish
February 11, 1905 (Age 10 years)
Census April 22, 1910 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 21 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 22 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 23 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 30, 1920 (Age 25 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Melvina Christian
December 30, 1926 (Age 32 years)
Cause: Heart disease
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 35 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 18, 1930 (Age 35 years)
Religious marriageArthur AckerView this family
October 1937 (Age 43 years)
Census April 18, 1940 (Age 45 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 47 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 55 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Death of a husbandArthur Acker
December 13, 1955 (Age 61 years)
MarriageJohn Joseph McCloskeyView this family
1957 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 51 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death January 27, 1971 (Age 76 years)

Last change July 24, 201911:20:48

by: Barry Shemwell
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Thomas W Rogers
Birth: November 3, 1865 41 32Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: December 1, 1896Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
Marriage: October 5, 1893Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States
11 months
Mother’s family with Harry G Parish - View this family
Warren Joshua Lafayette Parish
Birth: February 11, 1905 39 34St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Family with Arthur Acker - View this family
Arthur Acker
Birth: October 12, 1892St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Death: December 13, 1955St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Marriage: October 1937St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Family with John Joseph McCloskey - View this family
Marriage: 1957St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Gladys Virginia Rogers has 5 first cousins recorded

Mother's family (0)

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Bertha E Matthews - Household

St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, United States

Matthews, CorneliaheadWFSep183069Wd77NYVTVT
Rogers, Bertha EdaughterWFJun187029Wd11MOOHNY
Rogers, Gladys Vgrand daughterWFAug18945SMOMOMO

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Arthur Acker - Household

Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Acker, ArthurheadMW46MMOrealtor proprietorown office
Acker, Gladys wifeFW45MMO