Gladwyn G. Forrester


Gladwyn G. Forrester was the son of Ellsworth David & Maude B. (Shaver) Forrester. He was born on April 12, 1920 in Nevada Mills, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.

On April 3, 1940, per the U.S. Census for that year, Gladwyn was 19 and living with his widowed mother in Jamestown, Steuben County. He was employed as a laborer at Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp Sp-7. The CCC was based at Pokagon State Park, where they planted trees, built roads, and constructed various buildings until the project ended (around 1942). In the days of CCC, men like Gladwyn boarded at the camp and earned $30 per month ($25 was required to be sent directly home). 

Per the 1947 La Porte City Directory, he was listed as living at Kingsford Heights in Union Township, La Porte County, Indiana while working as a "mach" at DeLuxe Products Corportation where his brother, Ernest R. Forrester, was also employed. DeLuxe specialized in building oil filters (and oil filter cartridges) for internal combustion engines.

In 1949, the South Bend City Directory lists him as being employed (again with his brother, Ernest) at Studebaker in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. He lived in La Porte at the time.

He married a Mary M. [1925 - 1997] sometime around 1950. Her last name was possibly "Langman".

In the 1958 & 1960 La Porte City Directories, they were listed as living in LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana at 1509 Scott. Gladwyn's occupation is listed as a painter (the 1960 directory lists his employer as Bendix).

As of 1978, he lived at 110 Brookdale Avenue, Trail Creek, LaPorte County, Indiana. As of a property transfer document dated December 28, 1999, the owners of that property were listed as "Forrester, Gladwyn G. & Mary M." The property was transferred to "Forrester, Gladwyn G. & Terry J. JTWROS (Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship)" Terry J. Forrester is most likely his son.

He passed away on October 26, 2001 in Michigan City, La Porte County.

Children of Gladwyn & Mary include:

Melody K. Forrester [1948 - 1948]