Gran was larger than life and would give away her last penny to anyone with a need. Generous to a all and a loved member of her community.
She brought up her family in a small end of terrace at the top of a steep hill, with no bathroom and an outside toilet in the back yard. The boys had the middle bedroom, the girls walked through this to get to the small back bedroom. Downstairs there was a front room which you entered into via the front door. Then a steep set of stairs passed these was the back room, come dining bathing basically the everything room.
My sisters and I spent numerous holidays staying with our grandparents and other relatives. Some great memories.
Gran died at home in her sleep from a heart attack. Grandad found her when he woke up, he called uncle Bertram (Bert) who informed the rest of the family. Gran died just 6 weeks before my wedding, we visited the grave and left the wedding bouquet on the grave. Missed but not forgotten
Date: 7th August 1905
Place: Shere Surrey England
Date: 1956 Jan-Feb-Mar quarter
Place: Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
Gladys surname is shown as Langridge - Family knowledge suggests that Gran changed her surname or chose to use Langridge, until such time as grandad's first wife divorced or died, Then Gran and Grandad married, Same year my parents did 1956
Gladys Dorothy Yates in the 1911 census record is living with her parents and a sister in Sullington, Sandgate Pulborough, Sussex, England. Sub-District Number: 1
District Number: 83
Enumeration District: 15
Registration District: Thakeham
Number in Family: 4
Birth Year (Estimated): 1906
Birthplace: Bucks Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Schedule Type: 24
Page Number: 1
Registration Number: RG14
Affiliate Record Identifier: GBC/1911/RG14/05314/0045/4
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Harry John Yates Head Male 41 Wandsworth, Surrey
Sarah Ann Yates Wife Female 35 Queenstown, County Cork
Lilian May Yates Female 8 West Wing, Norfolk
Gladys Dorothy Yates Female 5 Bucks Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
No direct military service but probably assisted in some way, not gran's style to not be helping out
Cook, housewife, mother, chief bandage applier and hugger :)
Date: 20 Aug 1978
Location: 9 Bank Garden, Ryde, Isle of Wight Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - Died in her sleep at home Heart Failure
Buried in family plot Plot Number: Ryde Old Parish Cemetery
Mrs Gladys Dorothy Langridge
Forenames: Gladys Dorothy
Date of Death: 28/08/1978
Bu:ial Date: 01/09/1978
Age at Death Years: 73
Grave Type: Marked
Map Reference Number: RSHG 005 B3
Plot Number: Ryde Old Parish Cemetery 5 Plot 653b
Grave Description: Inscribed open stone book, large plastic flower pot and small stone flower holder on grave
Grave Condition Description: Book is sinking into ground and some of the lead lettering is missing
Find copy of Birth certificate for Dorothy Gladys Yates
Identify exact date of Marriage to gran
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X717-7CY : 29 November 2018), Gladys Dorothy Yates in household of Harry John Yates, Sullington, Sandgate Pulborough, Sussex, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
Burial record Plot Number: Ryde Old Parish Cemetery No Plot Number Grave Description: INSCRIBED OPEN STONE BOOK, LARGE PLASTIC FLOWER POT AND SMALL STONE HOLDER ON GRAVE - Grave Condition Description: Book is sinking into ground and some of the lead lettering is missing Old Website Grave ID: 2530 source 
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Gladys by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Gladys: