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Mary Elizabeth Gladwin, LL.D.

Mary Elizabeth Gladwin, LL.D.

Female 1861 - 1939  (77 years)

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  • Name Mary Elizabeth Gladwin 
    Suffix LL.D. 
    Born 24 Dec 1861  Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1870  Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    History 6 Apr 1874  Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    She became a naturalized citizen 
    Graduation 1887  Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    She graduated with a with a Ph.B. 
    Agency: Buchtel College  
    History 1887 to 1893  Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    She taught in the Norwalk Schools as a teacher of physics and chemistry 
    History 1893  [2, 5
    She was a chief nurse in the U.S. Army during the Spanish American War 
    Graduation 1896  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    She had abandoned teaching upon the advice of her doctor, so that she could regain her health. 
    Agency: Boston City Hospital Nursing School 
    History 1899  [2, 5
    She served with the American Red Cross in the Philippines in 1899 
    Graduation 1903  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    She graduated cum laude
    Agency: Boston City Hospital School of Nursing 
    History 1903  Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    In 1903, she became the superintendent of the Hospital in Beverly, Massachusetts. She served until 1904, then returned in 1905, serving until 1907
     
    History 1904  [2, 3, 5, 6
    During the Russo-Japanese War (1904), she spent six months as a Red Cross nurse in a hospital in Hiroshima, Japan. She was made a life member of the Japanese Imperial Red Cross and awarded the Japanese Order of the Crown, and the Port Arthur medal. She applied for a passport to travel to the war. 
    Passport Application of Mary Elizabeth Gladwin
    Passport Application of Mary Elizabeth Gladwin
    Japanese Order of the Precious Crown
    Japanese Order of the Precious Crown

    Wikipedia on Order of the Precious Crown
    Russian Imperial Badge Port-Arthur Fortress Metal
    Russian Imperial Badge Port-Arthur Fortress Metal
    History 1907 to 1908  New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Sh worked at the Woman's Hospital as the Superintendent of Nurses 
    Census 1910  Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1910  Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    She was working at the Goodrich Company 
    Address:
    68 East Voris Street  
    History 1912 to 1914  Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    From 1912 through 1914, she organized and directed the School and Visiting Nurses Association of Akron, Ohio. 
    History 1913  [2
    In 1913, she served as the chief American Red Cross nurse during the Dayton, Ohio floods. 
    History 1914  [2, 5, 6
    From 1914 through 1919, she served the Red Cross in Belgrade, Serbia and Saloniki, Greece. She had originally gone to Belgrade to fight a typhus epidemic. During her stay, the city was taken by Austria, retaken by Serbia, and then again retaken by Austria. For her service, she was awarded the Serbian Royal Red Cross Order of St. Sava, which was bestowed upon her by the regent prince, later King Alexander; the La Croix de Charité; and the Russian Imperial Medal and Ribbon of St. Anne. 
    Serbian Royal Red Cross Order of St. Sava
    Serbian Royal Red Cross Order of St. Sava
    Census 1920  Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    History 1920  [2, 5, 6
    For her service to the Red Cross, she was awarded the Florence Nightingale medal in 1920 by the International Committee of the Red Cross. This is the highest decorations that a Red Cross nurse can receive.

    Upon her return to the U.S., she was a Red Cross teacher in Akron and a lecturer for a few years. In 1923, she became the Director of Nursing Education for the State of Indiana, followed from 1923 to 1928, by Minnesota.

    In 1920, a LL.D. was conferred upon her by the University of Akron. 
    Florence Nightingale Medal
    Florence Nightingale Medal


    Wikipedia on Florence Nightingale Medal
    History 1928 to 1929  Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    She worked at the School of Nursing as the Director 
    Census 1930  Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    History 1930  [6
    She wrote Ethics for Nurses and The Red Cross and Jane Delano
    History 1938  [6
    Summing up her war time service in a lecture, she said "War will end when youth is taught what war really means - the conflict of the greedy.
    Died 22 Nov 1939  Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 11, 12
    Agency: City Hospital 
    Cause: acute myocarditis, bought on by arterial sclerosis 
    Buried 24 Nov 1939  Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 11
    Gravestone of Francis and Sarah Jane (Cooper) Gladwin and their daughters, Sarah and Mary
    Gravestone of Francis and Sarah Jane (Cooper) Gladwin and their daughters, Sarah and Mary
    Jane Cooper Gladwin 1805-1875
    Francis Gladwin 1834-1900
    Sarah C. Gladwin 1837-1912
    Mary E. Gladwin 1861-1939

    Plot: Section 25, Lot 224
    Person ID I11826  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 May 2016 

    Father Francis Gladwin,   b. 15 Jul 1834, Pendleton, Manchester, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1900, Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Jane Cooper,   b. 3 Jan 1838, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1912, Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1860  Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Dec 1861 - Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded while living with her parents. - 1870 - Akron, Summit County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - She became a naturalized citizen - 6 Apr 1874 - Akron, Summit County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - She graduated with a with a Ph.B. - 1887 - Akron, Summit County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - She taught in the Norwalk Schools as a teacher of physics and chemistry - 1887 to 1893 - Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - She had abandoned teaching upon the advice of her doctor, so that she could regain her health. - 1896 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - She graduated cum laude. - 1903 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - In 1903, she became the superintendent of the Hospital in Beverly, Massachusetts. She served until 1904, then returned in 1905, serving until 1907 - 1903 - Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - Sh worked at the Woman's Hospital as the Superintendent of Nurses - 1907 to 1908 - New York City, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was living with her widowed mother. - 1910 - Akron, Summit County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - She was working at the Goodrich Company - 1910 - Akron, Summit County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - From 1912 through 1914, she organized and directed the School and Visiting Nurses Association of Akron, Ohio. - 1912 to 1914 - Akron, Summit County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She lived with her sisters and was a nurse with the Red Cross - 1920 - Akron, Summit County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - She worked at the School of Nursing as the Director - 1928 to 1929 - Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She lived with her sisters and was a nurse at a hospital - 1930 - Akron, Summit County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: City Hospital - 22 Nov 1939 - Akron, Summit County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Nov 1939 - Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Mary E. Gladwin
    Mary E. Gladwin
    Mary Gladwin during World War I
    Mary Gladwin during World War I
    Mary Elizabeth Gladwin
    Mary Elizabeth Gladwin

  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Vital Records - Summit County, Ohio.
      Death Certificate of Mary E. Gladwin

    2. [S363] Marquis, Albert Nelson, editor. Who's Who in America 1938-1939 volume 20, (Chicago: A. N. Marquis Company, 1938).

    3. [S386] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007).
      Application of Mary Gladwin

    4. [S382] 1870 U.S. Census - Ohio, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009).
      Year: 1870; Census Place: Akron Ward 2, Summit, Ohio; Roll: M593_1270; Page: 78A; Image: 64175; Family History Library Film: 552769

    5. [S39] Anonymous. Akron and Summit County, Ohio 1825-1928 - Biographical volume II, (Chicago and Akron, Ohio: S. J. Clark Publishing Company, 1928 ).

    6. [S364] Obituary of Mary E. Gladwin, LL.D., (Akron, Ohio: Akron Beacon Journal, 22 November 1939 ).

    7. [S36] 1910 U.S. Census - Ohio, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006).
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Akron Ward 5, Summit, Ohio; Roll: T624_1233; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0153; FHL microfilm: 1375246

    8. [S23] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1989, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Akron City Directory - 1910

    9. [S11] 1920 U.S. Census - Ohio, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Akron Ward 5, Summit, Ohio; Roll: T625_1439; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 177; Image: 121

    10. [S12] 1930 U.S. Census - Ohio , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Akron, Summit, Ohio; Roll: 1877; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0078; Image: 149.0; FHL microfilm: 2341611

    11. [S352] Vital Records of Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
      Death Certificate of Mary E. Gladwin

    12. [S37] Ohio. Division of Vital Statistics, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).