Map of Michael Gladden, Jr.'s Lots

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Title

Map of Michael Gladden, Jr.'s Lots

Alternative Title

Gladden Map

Subject

Apopka (Fla.)
Maps--United States

Description

Envelope and hand-drawn maps of Michael Gladden, Jr.'s property, Lots 21 and 27 of Block J in Apopka, mailed to Ella Wall. Michael Gladden, Jr. (1899-1982) was the executor of the estate of George W. Oden (1862-1939), a successful businessman and citrus grower in Apopka, Florida. Gladden was born in South Carolina in 1899. He married Elizabeth Gladden and together they had a son, William, who was born around 1904. According to census records, the Gladden family had moved to Jacksonville as early as 1910 and then moved to Apopka. After Oden's death in 1939, Gladden continued to manage the legal documents of Oden's estate.

Ella Wall (1874-1938) was an entrepreneur and businesswoman of Apopka who served as the inspiration for a character in Zora Neale Hurston's novel Mules and Men. Wall was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in 1874 and moved to Apopka as a widow. Throughout her lifetime, Wall purchased four parcels, of land. She operated an orange grove and also constructed small wooden buildings that she rented out to migrant workers. Wall was also a friend of Michael Gladden, Jr., the executor of the George W. Oden estates, until her death in 1938.

Creator

Gladden, Michael, Jr.

Source

Original map by Michael Gladden, Jr.: series I, box 1, folder 12, African American Legacy: The Carol Mundy Collection, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1862-1938

Contributor

Mundy, Carol E.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original map and envelope by Michael Gladden, Jr.

Is Part Of

Series I, box 1, folder 12, African American Legacy: The Carol Mundy Collection, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
Carol E. Mundy Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

360 KB

Medium

1-page handwritten map on M. Gladden letterhead
1 envelope

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Apopka, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Michael Gladden, Jr. and owned by Ella Wall.
Collected by Carol E. Mundy between 1990 and 2009.
Purchased by the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2009.

Rights Holder

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Apopka Historical Society. Apopka. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2004.

Transcript

M. GLADDEN
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES
THE FRIEND--MAKING STORE WHERE QUALITY COUNTS

APOPKA, FLORIDA

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1-page handwritten map and 1 envelope

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