Edna

125 Facts: Mrs. Gladney in the Press

Jun
18

Mrs. Gladney was once again the subject of national press attention in 1953, when the Woman's Home Companion ran a full-length story on her entitled, "I Gave Away 10,000 Babies."

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125 Facts: Edna and Sam Gladney

Apr
09

In September 1906, Edna virtually left her fiancé at the altar and eloped with flour miller Sam Gladney, a Texas native. The newlyweds lived in Fort Worth but frequently traveled to Havana, Cuba on flower milling business.

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125 Facts: Edna's legislative battles

Apr
05

Edna's passionate support of the birth certificate legislation and her assertion that "there are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents" led many Texas legislators to refer to her as "that Gladney woman." Thanks to her efforts Texas passed a bill in 1936 and became the first state in the Southwest to legally remove the stigma of illegitimacy from birth records.

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