Gladys Beulah Shumate was born on September 21, 1898 in Excelsior, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of William Howell Shumate and Jenna Mae Hood.
Gladys’ family was living in Excelsior, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma in 1900. By 1910, the family had moved to Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico
Gladys married Fulton Edmond Slaton on October 17, 1914 in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico. She was 16 years old and he was 19 years. Edmond was born on December 16, 1894 in Kitchen, Hopkins County, Kentucky, the son of Charles Edmond Slaton and Halcyon Utley.
Fulton and Gladys had two children:
Donald Edmond Slaton born October 18, 1918
Thomas Howell Slaton born January 6, 1921
Fulton registered for the draft for World War I, along with his brother, Othur. They registered on June 5, 1917 in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico. At that time, Fulton and Gladys were living at 210 N. Merriweather in Clovis. He was employed as a machinist for the U.P.S.F.R.R. (Union Pacific San Francisco Rail Road). Fulton was tall and slender with blue eyes and brown hair. He claimed exemption from the draft as he was married and providing for his wife.
By 1920, Fulton and Gladys had moved to Barstow, San Bernardino County, California, where Fulton continued his employment as a machinist for the Railroad.
Fulton Edmond Slaton died on June 13, 1928 in California. He was 35 years old at his death.
In the 1930 US Census, Gladys’ children were listed in the household of Earl Lester Baxter. Earl, who was divorced from his first wife, was living in Barstow, San Bernardino County, California.
Gladys Slaton is listed in the California Voter Registrations through 1942. She was employed as a clerk and lived at 115 South 1st Street in Barstow, San Bernardino County, California.
Gladys married Joseph Patrick McCue in 1942 in San Bernardino County, California. This was Joseph’s second marriage as well. John was born on November 24, 1893 in San Bernardino County, California, the son of James T. McCue and Mary Stack.
According to the California Voter Registrations, the couple was living at 1625 Front Street in San Bernardino County, California, at least until 1946.
Joseph Patrick McCue died on September 24, 1964 in San Bernardino County, California. He was 70 years old at his death.
Gladys Beulah Shumate Slaton McCue died on March 29, 1984 in San Bernardino County, California. She was 85 years old at her death.
Notes for Gladys Beulah Shumate
Birth & Death: Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.
Residence in 1900: Year: 1900; Census Place: Excelsior, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; Roll: 1338; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0103; FHL microfilm: 1241338. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Residence in 1910: Year: 1910; Census Place: Clovis, Curry, New Mexico; Roll: T624_914; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0052; FHL microfilm: 1374927. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Residence in 1920: Year: 1920; Census Place: Barstow, San Bernardino, California; Roll: T625_128; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 142; Image: 644. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
California Voter Lists: Ancestry.com. California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: State of California, United States. Great Register of Voters. Sacramento, California: California State Library.
Marriage to Slaton: Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree – Fulton Edmond Slaton. Accessed 9 August 2007.
Marriage to McCue: Death Record & Voter Lists