|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1877|
|Death: ||Apr. 10, 1959|
FATHER: Benjamin John Gladden
MOTHER: Belle M. (Campbell) Gladden
Occupation: Librarian (retired)
She was 81 years old when she died of a stroke.
CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
APRIL 11, 1959
DEATH OF MISS ALICE GLADDEN, 81;
FORMER HEAD LIBRARIAN HERE
Miss Alice R. Gladden, member of a well-known erly day Carthage family and a former librarian here and in Salem, Ohio, died at 8:35 this morning at Our Lady of the Ozarks Nursing Center, 1803 South Main Street.
Miss Gladden was stricken in July 1956, and was a patient in McCune-Brooks Hospital until September 15 of that year when she was moved to the Home Nursing Center operated by the Sisters of St. Francis. Her condition had been critical since last Saturday.
She was 81 last November 10
A native of Midway, Pennsylvania, Miss Gladden came to Carthage in 1885 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gladden. The daughter, Alice, was graduated from Carthage High School and from the Iowa State University Library School.
When the Carnegie Library was opened here in 1906, Miss Gladden became a member of the staff and served under Miss Elizabeth Wales. Following the resignation of Miss Wales Miss Gladden became head librarian. In 1926 she resigned her post here and accepted a position as librarian of the public library in Salem, Ohio. Miss Gladden remained there until her retirement in 1946 when she returned to Carthage.
After returning here Miss Gladden made her home with her brother-in-law Samuel Zane,and sister Mary Belle Gladden Zane, both of whom were in ill health. Mrs. Zane passed away December 21, 1948 and Miss Gladden continued to care for Mr. Zane, a retired mail carrier, who was blind. He died December 2, 1953.
Members of the Rhoda Fairchild chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of which Miss Gladden was a member, attended the services as a group.
Benjamin John Gladden (1848 - 1908)
Margaret Isabel Campbell Gladden (1851 - 1923)
Mary Belle Gladden Zane (1874 - 1948)*
Alice Romaine Gladden (1877 - 1959)
Plot: Block 22 Lot 10 Space 8
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Aug 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57029643
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