Gladys (Loomis) Egler (1899 - 1918) Died at 19 years old with Twin Daughters

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Mrs. Gladys Loomis Egler was born 1899 the daughter of (unknown Parents).  She passed away at the age of 19 Tuesday October 29, 1918 of double Pneumonia. Her twin daughters were buried the Saturday before her death. She was the wife of a Alexander Egler. We need help connecting her to wikitree family and adding more sources for her. The obit says burial will be in Old North Cemetery; however her gravestone is in Wethersfield Village Cemetery.

Any help is appreciated

I took a photo of her gravestone to help in her genealogy research



Thank you

WikiTree profile: Gladys Egler
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (247k points)
edited by Andrew Simpier
Is this Weathersfield, Connecticut?

I also have Loomis in my ancestry - will look through what I have for Gladys; its been ages since I looked at that branch so I couldn't even say one way or another off the top of my head.
Yes Wethersfield historic Ct

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Possible?

: George Fairchild Self Married Male 48 1862

: Kate Fairchild Wife Married Female 39 1871

: Edward Fairchild Son Single Male 14 1896

: Lucretia Fairchild Mother Widowed Female 67 1843

: Gladys Loomis Cousin Single Female 10 1900

First name(s) Gladys

Last name Loomis

Relationship Cousin

Marital status Single

Gender Female

Age 10

Birth year 1900

Birth place New York, United States

Race White

Spouse's first name(s) -

Spouse's last name -

Father's first name(s) -

Father's last name -

Father's birth place Connecticut

Mother's first name(s) -

Mother's last name -

Mother's birth place New York

City/township Barkhamsted

County Litchfield

State Connecticut

Record set Us Census 1910

Category Census, land & surveys

Subcategory Census

Collections from Americas, United States

Index (c) IRI. Used by permission of FamilySearch Intl

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
I wonder why the US Social Security didn't connect her with the name Gagnon.  They usually seem to indicate all the names in sight!
Name: Alexander John Egler
Gender: Male
Death Age: 72
Birth Date: abt 1899
Death Date: Abt 1971
Death Place: 2 Westview Circle, Old Sayorook
Obituary Date: 17 Jun 1971
Obituary Place: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
Spouse: Emily Bradley Egler

Source Citation

Hartford Courant; Publication Date: 17/ Jun/ 1971; Publication Place: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/236761045/?article=fe71581b-58e6-47f1-a6d6-ec74240da8dd&focus=0.3748388,0.28188685,0.49761266,0.48312423&xid=2378

The obit and the find-a-grave don't seem to be about the same Rosaire Gagnon.

The Rosaire widower of Emily:  seems that Emily's maiden name was Egler:

Name: Emily V Gagnon
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 30 Oct 1993
Event Place: Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut
Residence Place: Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut
Address: 52 SHEILA CT
Gender: Female
Age: 68
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Occupation: HOUSEWIFE
Education Level: Primary/Secondary
Birth Town: 999
Birth Year (Estimated): 1925
Father's Surname (Original): EGLER
Spouse's Name: ROSAI
Certificate Number: 21377

Other information in the record of Emily V Gagnon
Name: Emily V Gagnon
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 30 Oct 1993
Event Place: Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut
Residence Place: Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut
Address: 52 SHEILA CT
Gender: Female
Age: 68
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Occupation: HOUSEWIFE
Education Level: Primary/Secondary
Birth Town: 999
Birth Year (Estimated): 1925
Father's Surname (Original): EGLER
Spouse's Name: ROSAI
Certificate Number: 21377

 

Citing this Record
"Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V6WJ-3XV : 9 December 2014), ROSAI in entry for Emily V Gagnon, 30 Oct 1993; from "Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2003); citing Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, Connecticut Department of Health, Hartfort.

Alexander J. Egler Obit. It doesn’t mention his first wife Gladys Loomis 

Doesn’t appear this Emily is the second wife of Alexander. Maiden name is a Bradley
Not too surprising - they were only married for 18 days, and no surviving children.  The obit was probably written by the daughter, and she might not have even known.

When my husband passed away, my mother-in-law wrote an obit that didn't have me in it!

That's right, second wife's maiden name is Bradley.  

Name: Emily Bradley
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 3 Jul 1922
Marriage Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Spouse: Alexander Egler
URL:
Yes. I wonder if she has an obit?

Your right only 18 days of marriage so it’s reasonable after years and remarriage Gladys wouldn’t of been mentioned or the twins
Thank you Marion! Excellent source

Her obit is so basic, not more than name, death funeral director and husband’s name. No other family on either side. Burial in Old North Cemetery 

Name: Gladys Egler
Gender: Female
Death Age: 19
Birth Date: abt 1899
Death Date: 1918
Obituary Date: 30 Oct 1918
Obituary Place: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
Spouse: Alexander Egler

Source Citation

Hartford Courant; Publication Date: 30/ Oct/ 1918; Publication Place: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/369461085/?article=afea1308-ea2f-40d7-829c-73da869a7625&focus=0.6271376,0.5560588,0.74406534,0.5829783&xid=2378

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This is interesting: if it is the same Gladys, she was studying to be a nurse, and willing to contribute her skills to the military when she graduated.

by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (174k points)
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In 1905, there are two Gladys Loomises of approx the right age in approximately the right location:

Gladys daughter of Augustus Columbus Loomis.  This is the one that some family trees on Ancestry think married Alexander Egler.  Julia in the census here might not be her bio mom - father's second marriage.

Gladys daughter of Lewis and Mary Loomis. 

by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (174k points)
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Her husband Alexander's 1920 naturalization paper mentions Gladys as deceased.  

Alexander is living at 101 Putnam, the same address mentioned in Gladys' obit.

by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (174k points)
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Interesting to note that the wedding was just 18 days before she died.  And just about 2 weeks before the funeral of the twins.
by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (174k points)

This is interesting. She must of been pregnant with the twins before marriage. She died during the Spanish flu pandemic. The burial location was initially not where her stone is currently located.

See Ancestry thread

Alexander John Egler died in June 1971 of Old Saybrook on a Wednesday and a wife Emily 

See obit need subscription access 

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I just found the Fairchild/Loomis connection, as per Marion's first answer to this question.  Lucretia (Loomis) Fairchild is the sister of Augustus Columbus Loomis.  Augustus is the father of one of the two girls named Gladys Loomis born approx 1899.  

So now we know that the 1910 Census entry is for the daughter of Augustus, and places that Gladys in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1910.

I wish we could find a marriage certificate that would tie Alexander's short-lived bride to her family of origin: Augustus or his sister Lucretia...or Lewis and Mary Loomis.  Maybe we can discover the fate of Gladys the daughter of Lewis and Mary, ruling her out for a marriage with Alexander.
by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (174k points)
Perfect! See the gravestone photos it mentions them!
which gravestone photos?
I added them to Gladys Loomis Egler’s profile. It might help
Yes, i think it clinches it that our Gladys is the daughter of Augustus Loomis, not Lewis Loomis.  This George L Loomis seems to be Gladys' brother who married Margaret Goodwin.  

Does this inclusion in the Goodwin family plot help explain why there was a change of plan regarding the cemetery? (But first let me ask you if there is any possibility that those two names were alternate names for the same cemetery - i went down a big rabbit hole over that once, but it turned out the be the official name and the popular name of the same cemetery)
I can just imagine the family discussions regarding whether to allow Gladys' remains to rest in the Goodwin plot.
The obit definitely shows intentions towards Old North Cemetery originally but she ended up being buried in Wethersfield Village Cemetery. It must of been a change of plan
Her death was surely not anticipated, not like for an older person.  

She seems to be the youngest of her siblings.  George her brother is quite a bit older,  being born around 1887 it looks like
Spanish flu era

Augustus doesn’t have a gravestone I’m sure I saw his stone there with Gladys. I’ll look into it.
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I think i see one possible connection route for Gladys.  Her mother, Effie Dye, is the daughter of Jeremiah Dye born 1812.  Jeremiah is the son of Daniel C Dye and Rhoda Tefft.  Rhoda, born 1783, is the daughter of Jeremiah Tefft and Rhoda Hoxie.

by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (174k points)

I’ll see if I can find their gravestones

Added some more of the surrounding gravestones to her profile. I’m sure she is related to this group in the Goodwin Plot 

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