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Saturday, January 31, 2015

MILLERD, Gladys Louise

Gladys Louise MILLERD
UPDATE - Gladys Millerd has been claimed and is going home! This photo was found in an Antique Fair at Vero Beach, Florida yesterday. The photo was taken circa 1890 - 1891, in Geneva NY at the photographic Studio of Fred Robinson.

From, we are able to glean quite a bit more information.

GLADYS LOUISE MILLERD was born 7 April 1890, in Geneva New York, and died 1 Apr 1985 St Petersburg FL, just a few days before reaching the age of 95.

She graduated from Geneva High School in 1910.

The 1920 US Federal Census (Geneva NY) contain the following on her household living on Pulteney Street:

MILLERD, William - head, 56, immigrated 1877 from Ireland, father English, mother Scottish, owner of truck line
MILLERD, Sarah - wife, 51 (maiden name Sarah Balfour)
MILLERD, Gladys L. - daughter, 28, teacher
MILLERD, Helen P. daughter, 23, teacher (Helen Peebles Millerd).

1900 and 1910 Census include father-in-law John Balfour. He is employed as a gardener.
1918 Yearbook from William Smith College (image found online)
These two photos: William Smith College Yearbook of 1918 (approx age 28)

Gladys married on April 10, 1920 to Eustis Thacher "Jack" Rowland, moves to Connecticut. They had a son Richard W. around 1923. Family moved to Evanston Illinois (1930 Census says Jack was a radio comptroller for a Mail Order company). In the 1940 Census Evanston IL, Jack was listed as a publisher at a publishing company. Eustis was son of William Eustis Rowland and Josephine Thacher.

Notes on Glady's immediate family. All three are buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva NY.:
William Millerd (1864-1940)
Sarah Balfour Millerd (1867-1932)
Helen Peebles Millerd  (married William Whitaker Baer). She lived from 1896-1989)

"The Daily Messenger"
Canandaigua NY,
Mar 5 1940, page 5
When their father passed in 1940, the daughters Helen and Gladys inherited a sizeable sum.  $35,482 was split between them. Both lived in Illinois by that time.

Gladys' husband Eustis Rowland (1891-1982) died in St Petersburg FL, buried Saint Matthews Episcopal Church cemetery. I am assuming that Gladys remained in that area and is laid to rest near him, but have no proof of that.

Reminder - the only photo I have in my possession is the baby photo at top. The other images illustrating this article were located online from various sources.

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