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Gladys Jessie Van Deventer Florentine
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1900
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1974
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Gladys Jessie Van Deventer was born in Chicago, Cook, Co., Illinois to Maximillian Christopher Van Deventer and Jessie Blanche Brouillet. Her parents divorced when she was very young. Her mother remarried in 1914 to John Hansen and Gladys assumed her step father's name. At the Warren Avenue Congregational Church in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois on June 20, 1924 she married the newly divorced Joseph Fletcher Florentine. They were the parents of one son, Joseph Fletcher Florentine who was born in 1925. She divorced JFF on April 30, 1929 and relinquished custody of their young son to his father. Gladys remained single for the rest of her life. She was a secretary, nanny, ran a 26 game for Tommy Thomas in his tavern in the Chicago loop, and lastly a cashier at the State & Lake Theatre in Chicago. Gladys did exquisite needlework of various kinds and was never without something to keep her fingers busy. In 1960 she took a freighter around the world and continued to travel extensively for the rest of her life. While on a tour to Russia in May 1974 she had a stroke which resulted in her death at home some months later. Gladys was a memorable character whom everyone loved! Graveside services were conducted by the Rev. Russell Johnson of St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Park Ridge) on Friday, August 30th. She is buried alongside her mother Jessie and maternal grandmother, Emily (Cheffer) Brouillet. 
 
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 Parents:
  Maximilian Christopher Van Deventer (1876 - 1948)
  Jessie Blanche Brouillet Hansen (1878 - 1945)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph Fletcher Florentine (1885 - 1966)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph Fletcher Florentine (1925 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Home Cemetery
Forest Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 49 Lot S 1/2 234
 
Created by: Audrey Brennan Florentin...
Record added: Apr 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14128755
Gladys Jessie <i>Van Deventer</i> Florentine
Added by: Audrey Brennan Florentine
 
Gladys Jessie <i>Van Deventer</i> Florentine
Added by: Audrey Brennan Florentine
 
Gladys Jessie <i>Van Deventer</i> Florentine
Added by: Audrey Brennan Florentine
 
 
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She was loved by all who knew her.
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
You will be remembered always.
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 11, 2014

- Cheryll Cotten
 Added: Jun. 7, 2007
 
 
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