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 Gladys <I>Rogers</I> Wildes

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Gladys Rogers Wildes

  • Birth 26 Jan 1896 Charlton County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 13 Jun 1920 Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, USA
  • Plot Rogers Family Plot
  • Memorial ID 29859026

Spouse: George M. WILDES
Married: 11 Sep 1916 in Ware Co, GA

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From the 'Macon Telegraph', dated June 15, 1920 -

Waycross, June 14 - Mrs. George M. Wildes, aged 24, died this afternoon at a local hospital from the effects of a bullet wound received Saturday morning when a pistol, which her husband was cleaning, accidentally discharged. Mrs. Wildes was standing within three feet of her husband when the accident occurred, the bullet lodging in her shoulder.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow from the home of her mother, Mrs. L.A. Rogers, and will be conducted by Rev. Loy Warwick, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Interment will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Beside her husband, the deceased is survived by two small children, Rufus Edwin and Virgin (Virginia???)

A related article appeared in the same paper, on June 24, 1920, as follows:

Waycross, June 22 - George Wildes, charged with shooting his wife here several days ago, has been released. Wilde was cleaning his gun when the accident occurred. According to a statement by his wife, it was accidentally discharged.

A warrent for his arrest was sworn out by relatives of the deceased, Mrs. Wildes, but Solicitor General Allen D. Spence stated that evidence was not sufficient for further trial.

Contributor: Jerry Barnard


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  • Created by: Wiregrass Irisheyes
  • Added: 17 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29859026
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gladys Rogers Wildes (26 Jan 1896–13 Jun 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29859026, citing Mount Plesant Cemetery, Waycross, Ware County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Wiregrass Irisheyes (contributor 46586838) .