Gladys (Gill) Long

Gladys Helen (Gill) Long (1893 - 1987)

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Gladys Helen Long formerly Gill
Born in Bardolph, McDonough, Illinoismap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Grand Island, Hall, Nebraskamap
Profile last modified 7 Nov 2019 | Created 31 May 2018 | Last significant change: 7 Nov 2019
13:43: John M. Switlik posted a message on the page for Gladys Helen (Gill) Long (1893-1987). [Thank John M. for this]
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Gladys was born in 1893. She passed away in 1987.


We have her written brief bio, plus we have the writeup from the Holcomb book of the '60s which was the source for the photos.

See her grandmother, Chloe (Porter) Jackson for some details of her lineage.


Switlik, JM "Flyover country" The Gardner Annals


Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 31 May 2018), memorial page for Gladys Helen Gill Long (17 Feb 1893–15 May 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62642890, citing Grand Island Cemetery, Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, USA.

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On 7 Nov 2019 at 13:43 GMT John M. Switlik wrote:

I've just summarized the situation. It's a given that Chloe, Myra, and Gladys are of the Alden line. Here is a little more on the subject.

Genealogy and Bayes

These three will be the subject of a study, as Gladys has Brewster via her father, too. So, a Plymouth merge out west.

On 21 Sep 2018 at 00:47 GMT John M. Switlik wrote:

The son-in-law of Stanley and Gladys (Jerome J. Wright) descends from Esther Culver who married Jacob Hann. We are looking at her lineage.

On 27 Jul 2018 at 15:28 GMT John M. Switlik wrote:

See her grandmother, Chloe, through her mother, Myra, to see detailed images.

On 26 Jul 2018 at 22:14 GMT John M. Switlik wrote:

Gladys went to live with her Gill grandmother (Phylura) when Myra died. Arthur was a railroad guy and away.

Phylura arranged for Gladys to be adopted by a couple that she knew. Gladys (I have a copy of the letter to her daughter) remembered the winter day.

Their name, Defibaugh. She is in the U.S. Census with them.

Gladys was quite successful and well traveled.

Gladys married Stanley D. Long in 1913. He was a druggist and well known.

When he died, she married Earl S. Murray.

Her daughter lives in Fort Worth, TX.

On 26 Jul 2018 at 21:15 GMT John M. Switlik wrote:

This article deals with the Porter side of the Jackson-Porter marriage. However, it touches upon William Howard Jackson and his in-laws.

Flyover country

Once I get familiar with the interface, I'll start editing. Looks to be more fun than writing ahnentafels.

Gladys is 28 degrees from Lizzie Griffiths, 20 degrees from Fred Rogers and 15 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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