Gladys Alice Merritt
In 1904 Gladys Alice Merritt (future wife of Edward
White) began a scrapbook when she started at Wells College, Aurora, New
York. She stayed only a year and then went to Ohio University in
Athens, Ohio. Her siblings William, Lillabridge and Kathleen also
attended OU. Catalogs, which list all students (there were no
yearbooks), are available as a free PDF download.
Much of the scrapbook is filled with programs and
correspondence from friends. Pictures are not always identified. Of
special interest are the wedding announcements for her
sister Mary and herself. Note that names are not always spelled
correctly. Mary and her husband Harold, a minister, moved to
where Gladys joined them some time in 1907. Thus the mystery of how
Gladys and Edward met and married in Cuba is solved.
Above: Mary Schory Merritt and
Harold James Wilson's wedding October 6, 1904. The fact that Mary's
parents were building a new house explains why Gladys stayed in hotels,
or went to Lake Huron, when not in school.
Right: Gladys Merritt and Edward C. White's
wedding, June 2, 1908. The honeymoon was not at all typical.
Scans of the complete
scrapbook can be viewed here.
Also, see the Biographical
Sketch of George M. Merritt.
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