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Susan Woodward (Clark) Glidden (1839 - 1925)

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Susan Woodward Glidden formerly Clark
Born in Charlotte, Washington, Maine, United Statesmap
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Died in Baileyville, Washington, Maine, United Statesmap
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Biography

Susan Woodward Bridges was born at Charlotte, Maine, probably 1 Dec 1839 [see below], the daughter of Ebenezer Borden Bridges and Mehitabel Lewis Clark; [1] d of acute bronchitis at Woodland [Baileyville], ME, 1 Nov 1925; [2] she married, 19 Aug 1860 [probably at Calais], John Cumberland Glidden. [3]

Susan was the younger twin of her brother, Matthias V. Bridges, who later lived in Concord, NH, but this does not accord with the Charlotte VR, as recorded in the NEHGS Register, Vol. 103, p. 100 [2]. This is probably a transcription error. Her younger sister, Elizabeth, was the first wife of Horatio N. James, her husband's first cousin. Susan died of acute bronchitis, November 1, 1925 in Baileyville, Washington, ME, at 87 years of age. She and her husband, John C. Glidden, Jr., are buried in the Princeton Village Cemetery, Lot 210. [4]

Sources

  1. Mrs. Myrtle Fisher Seaverns, Charlotte, Maine, Vital Records, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 103, p. 100 [1]
  2. Scholl Funeral Home Records, Book 5, 1925 - 1928 (Scholl Funeral Home, Calais, ME), p. 2, accessed at the Calais Free Library, Calais, ME.
  3. The Calais Advertiser, 9/7/1910, pg 1: "Mr. and Mrs. John Glidden celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage at their home in Princeton on Monday afternoon, Aug. 19th, from 3 to 5 o'clock. Mr. Glidden was a son of John and Eunice (Cumberland) Glidden of Calais. He was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted in 1863, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Cold Harbor in 1864, was confined in Andersonville prison eight months, receiving his discharge in 1865. His wife, Susan, was the daughter of Ebenezer and Mehitabel (Clark) Bridges of Charlotte. There were 32 guests present. Among them were six children and 12 grandchildren, and one great grandchild, a brother Horace Glidden of Calais and a sister, Mrs. William Robinson, and nephew William Robinson Jr., wife and daughter of Princeton, and niece, Mrs. George Kerr of Providence RI, two sisters, and a brother of Mrs. Glidden, Mrs. Geo. L. Barker of Danvers, Mrs. G. B. Wentworth and M. V. Bridges of Concord, NH. Eighty dollars were received, of which forty were in gold, beside other useful presents too numerous to mention. Refreshments of ice cream, cake and punch were served. It was a very pleasant occasion. All wished them many more happy years of married life." [NB: There are 582 prisoners of war on record from the state of Maine at the Andersonville Civil War Prison National Park site, and more than 234 who died here. John Glidden's name is not found on the list of Union prisoners of Maine origin, according to the report of a volunteer researcher at the Park (Note of David James, Summer 2002].
  4. Find A Grave: Memorial #166520755


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