HAYWOOD, Virginia Gladys*
Other names for Virginia were HAYWOOD, Gladys,1352,1353,5189,5588 HAYWOOD, Virginia,2476 HAYWOOD, Virginia G.,5541 LINDLEY, Gladys,1268,1351,2392,5543,5545,5550,5551,5552,5555,5588,5589 LINDLEY, Gladys H.,5036,5041,5546,5566 LINDLEY, Gladys Haywood,5032,5565,5572 LINDLEY, Mrs. C. C. 5590 and LINDLEY, Virginia Haywood, Mrs..5563
Died at Glen Aire retirement community in Cary.
She was cremated, and ashes were not buried until a family memorial service in the Spring.
Noted events in her life were:
• Census, 19 Apr 1910, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 1352
• Census, 3 Jan 1920, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 1353
• Education, 18 May 1922, Buie's Creek, Harnett Co, NC. 98 She attended Buie's Creek Academy (now Campbell University) in Buie's Creek, Harnett County (NE of Fayetteville, halfway to Raleigh). On 18 May 1922 she earned a certificate for completing the full course of studies in the English and Math Departments.
• Occupation: Teacher, 1926, White Oak, Bladen Co, NC. Virginia Gladys Haywood taught at White Oak for a few months early in the year. She did not have a teaching certificate at that time. (from her claimed teaching record as submitted to Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System in May 1968)
• Occupation: Teacher, from 1926 to 1927, Saxapahaw, Alamance Co, NC. Gladys taught in Saxapahaw for the 1926-27 school year. (from her claimed teaching record as submitted to Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System in May 1968)
• Occupation: Teacher at Glenhope, from 1927 to 1929, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. Gladys taught at Glenhope for 2 school years, from 1927 to 1929. (from her claimed teaching record as submitted to Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System in May 1968)
• Property: Sold lot 11 on Tarleton Ave in Central Heights, 1 Dec 1927, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5555 Charles and Gladys sold Lot 11 on Tarleton Avenue back to Mebane Real Estate & Trust Company. This undeveloped property had been purchased by Charles on 15 June 1926 from the same company.
• Property: Bought lots 30-35 on Beaumont Ave in Piedmont Estates, 1 Dec 1927, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5196,5556,5559 Mebane Real Estate and Trust Co of Burlington sold to Chas. C. Lindley, lots 30-35 in Block B of Piedmont Estates, Burlington Twp. This is 6 lots forming an area the shape of a quarter of a pie, with the curved edge on Beaumont Avenue. The land is 150 ft deep, with 210 feet on the street. The back corner of the wedge is on an alley. Registered 9 Dec 1927.
• Property: Sold lot 5 in Beverly Hills, 22 May 1928, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5546 C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley convey Lot 5 in Block J, Section 1 of Beverly Hills to D. R. Fonville and C. C. Fonville. Registered 11 June 1928.
• Property: Bought lot 34 in Beverly Hills, 22 May 1928, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5561,5562 C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley buy Lot 34, Block F, Section 1 of Beverly Hills from D. R. Fonville and wife Anne W. Fonville and C. C. Fonville. One of the covenants of the deed says "... the premises shall not be occupied by negroes or persons of negro blood." Later in the deed there are other covenants, such as no pigs, no commercial buildings, and those covenants all have an expiration date of 1 Jan 1953, but the covenant about negroes is specifically excluded from expiring.
• Appearance in Document: Newspaper ariticle, 13 Sep 1928, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5563 "Glenhope School Opens Monday"
• Occupation: Teacher, Glen Hope School, 1929. 5550
• Residence: Beaumont Avenue, Piedmont Estates, 1929, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5550
• Census, 3 Apr 1930, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 1351
• Property: Bought .2 acres, 5 Aug 1931, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5565 Deed made 5 Aug 1931 by W. J. Graham and his wife Alice M. Graham to C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys Haywood Lindley, convey land in Burlington Township, adjoining lands of C. E Spoon, W. J. Graham, old street car Electric line, public road, beginning at an iron bolt in said C. E. Spoon's line where car track curves leaves line, running thence northward 2.95 chs. to an iron bolt corner of said Spoon in Graham's line, thence westward 1.80 chs. to an iron bolt former corner of said Spoon, thence southward 57.5 chains to the center of said car track, thence with the center of car track 3 chains to the beginning, containing .2 of an acre more or less. Registered 3 Jan 1947.
• Occupation: Teacher at Glenhope, from 1931 to 1932, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. Gladys taught at Glenhope for the school year from 1931 to 1932. (from her claimed teaching record as submitted to Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System in May 1968)
• Appearance in Document: Burlington Garden Club, 26 Oct 1932, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5590 Mrs. W. H May was hostess yesterday morning at 10 o'clock to the members of the Burlington Garden club at her home on W. Davis street. ... Two new member were welcomed to the club membership. These were Mrs. C. C. Lindley and Mrs. M. B. Smith Jr. ... The judges awarded blue ribbons to the following ladies: ... Mrs. C. C. Lindley for the best growing plant ...
• Residence: Beaumont Ave, 1 Apr 1935, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5036
• Property: Bought land on Hwy 93, 29 Feb 1936, Alamance Co, NC. 5568,5569 Addie Louise Johnston (single) and Margaret Johnston (single) sold to C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys H. Lindley, land in Alamance Co, Lots 1 and 38 as shown on map of Hico land made 29 Feb 1936 and shown in map book 3, p94. The land is on State Highway 93, with 442 feet of frontage on the highway.
• Property: Easement deed to Duke Power, 26 May 1936, Alamance Co, NC. 5545 C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys Lindley, for $1, grant to Duke Power Company, easement for land in Alamance County bounded by lands of Milton Brown on the south by those of Mrs. Margaret Terry on the north and on the west by Hwy #93 approximately six miles south of Graham. Signed 26 May 1936. Registered 11 June 1936.
• Occupation: Teacher at Altamahaw Ossipee, 1937, Alamance Co, NC. Gladys taught at Altamahaw-Ossipee for half a school year from 1943 to 1944. (from her claimed teaching record as submitted to Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System in May 1968)
• Occupation: Cafeteria Manager, Glen Hope School, 1939. 5552
• Census, 10 Apr 1940, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5036
• Appearance in Document: Easement Deed to Duke Power, 29 Aug 1941, Burlington Twp, Alamance Co, NC. 5572 C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys Haywood Lindley, for $1, grant to Duke Power Company, easement for land in Alamance County bounded by lands of Thompson the west, on the south by those of Allen Moore, on the north by Rainey St., and on the east by Beaumont Ave. Signed 29 August 1941. Registered 29 Sept 1941.
• Story: At Montreat, 9 Jul 1943. Gladys was staying at College Hall, Girl's Dormitory, Montreat NC when she sent a postcard home to her children. [I saw the postcard]
• Occupation: Teacher at Graham, 1943, Alamance Co, NC. Gladys taught at Graham for half a school year in 1943. (from her claimed teaching record as submitted to Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System in May 1968)
• Occupation: Teacher, Hillcrest School, 1943, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 2392
• Occupation: Teacher at Bonlee, from 1944 to 1950, Bonlee, Chatham Co, NC. Gladys taught at Bonlee for 5 1/2 years from 1944 to 1950. (from her claimed teaching record as submitted to Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System in May 1968)
• Property: Sell all Beaumont Avenue Lots in Piedmont Estates, 18 Jan 1947, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5576 Deed made 18 Jan 1947 by C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys Haywood Lindley of Alamance County to Cherokee Flooring Corporation, all of the following property: First Tract: Land in City of Burlington, being Lots 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38 of Block "B" of Piedmont Estates, shown in Plat Book 2, page 23 and 43, and being the same properties conveyed to Lindleys by deeds in Deed Book 137, page 52, Deed book 118 page 18, Deed book 110, page 448, Deed book 110, page 449. Second Tract: Land in Burlington Township, adjoining lands of C. E. Spoon, W. J. Graham, old street car electric line, public road and others, ... containing .2 of an acre, being the same land conveyed to Lindleys by deed in Deed Book 156, page 404. Third Tract: All the interest and estate which the said Lindley parties have or can have in all property lying between tracts Nos 1 and 2 above formerly used or proposed to be used for streets, alleys, street car lines or otherwise, including the area formerly referred to as Beaumont Avenue. Registered 29 Jan 1947.
• Occupation: 2nd Grade Teacher, 1949, Bonlee, Chatham Co, NC. Mrs. Lindley's 2nd Grade Class is mentioned in the Bonlee Gazette Dec 9 1949 issue.
• Appearance in Document, 1950, Bonlee, Chatham Co, NC. Mrs C. C. Lindley is pictured in the 1950 Bonlee High School yearbook.
• Residence: "Woodlin," 1950, Chatham Co, NC.
• Census, 7 Apr 1950, Baldwin Twp, Chatham Co, NC. 5041
• Occupation: Teacher at Pittsboro, from 1950 to 1968, Pittsboro, Chatham Co, NC. 5041 Gladys taught at Pittsboro for 18 years from 1950 to 1968. (from her claimed teaching record as submitted to Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System in May 1968)
• Appearance in Document, 25 Jul 1955, Cumberland Co, NC. Will of Lella D Haywood probate includes heir Virginia Gladys Haywood Lindley. (Cumberland Co Will Book N, p259)
• Residence: "Woodlin," 5 Mar 1955, Chatham Co, NC. 1268 Mrs. Gladys Lindley is resident of Chapel Hill, NC, at time of father's death on 5 March 1955.
• Education: Bachelor of Science from Appalachian Teachers College, 21 Aug 1958, Boone, Watauga Co, NC. (from Commencement Program)
• Appearance in Document: Rented a Cemetery Lot to D. B. Paris, 1 Aug 1961, Burlington, Alamance Co, NC. 5582 Lease made 1 Aug 1961 by C. C. Lindley and wife Gladys Lindley, lessors, and D. B. Paris and wife Nita T. Paris, lessees. Lessors rent to the lessees, for 99 years ending on 31 July 2060, a lot in Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, being all of Lot 54, section "J", Pine Hill Cemetery, as shown on map in the office of the Clerk of the City of Burlington. The rent during the period is $75 for the full term of the lease, payable in advance. Lessees or their children may use said property for the interment of any member of their family during the term of this lease. Lease may be extended for another period of 99 years upon payment of another $75 by the lessees or their heirs. Filed on 21 Aug 1961.
• Occupation: Retired, 8 Jun 1968.
• Story: Quoted in Herb Article, 3 Jun 1978, Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC. 5589 Gladys was quoted in a newspaper article about care for herbs. She was speaking as one of the volunteers at the N. C. Botanical Gardens at the University of North Carolina.
• Property: Land exchange with Chapel Hill Land Corporation, 14 Nov 1978, Chatham Co, NC. 5051,5052,5053,5054 A set of documents record an exchange of land between Charles Clinton Lindley Jr. and Gladys H. Lindley on one part, and Chapel Hill Land Corporation on the other part. The Lindleys give the Corporation 5.9 acres, as shown on Plat book 24 page 65. This includes a triangular area that borders the 3.44 acre triangle that Clint sold previously, and a 60 foot strip of land along the remaining about 10 acres of land that Clint still owns from his 20-acre gift. In return, Clint receives 3 acres, as shown on Plat book 24 page 64, and also a permanent easement of ingress and egress over the strip of land 60 feet wide which now lies just to the east of his Woodlin-adjacent property. The 3 acre tract that Clint acquired contains a house that Clint will eventually move into. The entire property acquired by the Corporation is 14.568 acres, which includes land from King as well. This is the land that will eventually contain part of the entrance to Briar Chapel.
• Story: Inducted into Golden Key Club, 6 Oct 1979, Buie's Creek, Harnett Co, NC. Gladys was inducted into the senior alumni organization at Campbell University at Buies Creek at a special recognition during Homecoming. Golden Key Club alumni become eligible for membership 50 years after attending the university. She attended Buies Creek in 1922, which later became Campbell University.
• Property: Gave 5 acres to Clint Lindley, 3 Jan 1980, Chatham Co, NC. 5055,5056 Gladys gave Clint the 5 eastern-most remaining acres of Woodlin. She did this in two deeds, one at the end of 1979 and one at the beginning of 1980, presumably to spread the gift across two tax years.
• Property: Gave 5 acres to Robert H. Lindley, 3 Jan 1980, Chatham Co, NC. 5591,5592 Gladys gave Bob and Shirley the 5 western-most remaining acres of Woodlin. She did this in two deeds, one at the end of 1979 and one at the beginning of 1980, presumably to spread the gift across two tax years. As a result of this, Bob and Shirley own 25 acres on the west side of Woodlin.
• Property: Gave 17.71 acres to Clint Lindley, 7 Jul 1982, Chatham Co, NC. 5057,5058 Gladys gave her remaining Woodlin property to C. Clinton Lindley, but retained rights to use the main house and one acre of land around the house for her lifetime. There were two deeds involved in this, as the first deed incorrectly gave the property to Robert H. Lindley, and the second deed corrected the first one to give the property to C. Clinton Lindley instead.
• Property: Quit Claim to 17.71 acres, 12 Feb 1992, Chatham Co, NC. 5065 Gladys issued a Quit Claim Deed on the portion of the Woodlin property where she still had a claim, from when she retained a lifetime claim on an acre around the house.
• Residence, Sep 1993, Cary, Wake Co, NC. Gladys moved from Woodlin to Glenaire retirement community in Cary in Sept 1993. She soon became well known there for her orchids and her wildflower path through the woods near her apartment. In May 1998 she went to the hospital for surgery, but soon recovered and returned to her apartment at Glenaire. In early 2000, she moved from her apartment to a new apartment in the assisted living area of Glenaire.
• Story: Gladys's Path, 30 Jul 1994, Cary, Wake Co, NC. 5584 On this date, the Glenaire Residents Association dedicated Gladys's Path. The path went through the woods behind her apartment to the "Wee Loch" pond on the grounds. Gladys and other residents and family had cleared the path, identified and labeled many of the trees and shrubs, and transplanted many wild flowers from her former home in Chapel Hill.
• Property: Sell 10.14 acres to Cameron Company, 31 Oct 1994, Chatham Co, NC. 5066 Clint sells his remaining Woodlin-adjacent property. This is the remaining portion from the original 20-acre gift of land from his parents. This is the land that will eventually contain the water tower and part of the entrance to Briar Chapel.
• Medical, 3 May 1998. Gladys had hernia surgery at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.
• Obituary, 1 Jan 2004, Chatham Co, Province of North Carolina. 5032 Gladys Haywood Lindley, 101, died Wednesday (12-24-03) at Glenaire Retirement Community, Cary, N.C. Mrs. Lindley was a native of Cumberland County. She was a retired teacher, having taught for many years in Bonlee and Pittsboro schools. She was a member of University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill. After her retirement from teaching, she was active in the Chapel Hill Garden Club, the Herb Volunteers of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, and Lystra Homemakers Club. She was preceeded in death by her husband, C. C. Lindley, and son, Charles Clinton Lindley, Jr. She is survived by her son, Robert Lindley; his wife, Shirley; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
• Religion: Baptist, then Presbyterian.
• Story. Gladys began first grade at a private school. However, during that year she became sick (maybe typhoid fever, then pneumonia) and missed so much time that she did not move into second grade. Instead, the next year she attended "half second grade" in the public school system. (recollections of Gladys Haywood Lindley)
• Story. After she graduated from high school, she spent a year working as a cashier at Fleishman's store in Fayetteville. It was a men's clothing store and dry goods. She then spent one semester at a business school in Richmond, VA, mainly because her father wanted her to study business, but she did not like it. This school was the same one that her sister Aline was attending. After that, she spent 2 years at Woman's College in Greensboro, studying General Studies. She stopped because the family cotton crop failed. Oscar and Lella sold property (the land Lenward Hair's house is on) to cover the crop fertilizer costs, but she had to stop attending school. She worked in her Uncle Lon's office at the Registrar of Deeds, and was there when the school superintendant came to see Lon looking for someone to teach 6th Grade at White Oak school at Cedar Creek. Lon suggested that he hire Gladys, since he knew she had always been interested in teaching (but she had no training). She taught one semester at White Oak. When she went back to Woman's College, she signed up for Teacher Training (writing a check on her father's account without his permission). She was there when she met Charles. (recollections of Gladys Haywood Lindley)
• Story. When asked about her early memories of airplanes, she said that she did not remember the first time she saw an airplane in flight, but remembers seeing men trying to fly in early Wright-brothers-like "boxy" airplanes at the beaches of North Carolina. She also remembers the excitement of Haley's Comet, when each night they would look to see whether the comet was higher or lower in the sky. She did not remember any special concerns about the turn of the century (like the concerns about 2000), but she says that people have been expecting the end of the world as long as she can remember. (discussion with Les Lindley)
• Story. Gladys met Charles when he and Ed Mann went to interview her roommate at Woman's College for a teaching position at Saxapahaw. Gladys entertained them while waiting for her roommate to return. They later hired her instead of the roommate. She left school to take the job at Saxapahaw, and did not get her Class A teaching certificate until June 1958, when she completed her degree at Appalachian State College at Boone, NC. She taught at Saxapahaw for a year, married Charles the following summer, then they went to Glen Hope (Burlington). She taught at a lot of schools, mainly as substitute or part-time. She taught at Altamahaw Ossipee and several schools in Burlington, including Maple Avenue. She started teaching full time when the family moved to Bonlee, and continued when they moved to Woodlin. She also attended summer school at Chapel Hill. She continued teaching until she turned 65 in 1967. (recollections of Gladys Haywood Lindley)
• Story: Buies Creek Academy: Buie's Creek, Harnett Co, NC. Campbell University was founded as Buies Creek Academy on January 5, 1887, by James Archibald Campbell, a North Carolina preacher who believed that no student should be denied admission because of lack of funds. In 1926, the school attained junior college status and changed its name from Buies Creek Academy to Campbell Junior College. In 1961, Campbell became a senior college. The name was changed to Campbell University on June 6, 1979.
• Story. She stopped teaching for a while while she raised her children. She ran the lunchroom at Glenhope School while Charles was principal there.
• Story: Corn Cob Spanking. "I spent many happy days at my grandparents [William Henry and Sophia Downing] home. However I was the only grandchild that my grandmother ever spanked. I do not remember the incident but she told me about it. Grandpa grew much corn so corn cobs were brought to the house in a big basket to burn in the kitchen stove. It must have been fun to throw them into the yard for that was what I was determined to do. Grandma said to me "If you throw any more cobs I will have to spank you." I continued to throw the cobs so my truthful grandmother had to spank me. She said she never threatened to punish another of her 34 grandchildren." (written recollections by Gladys Haywood Lindley)
• Story. 98 Charles called Gladys "bunny" because her nose went in and out when she breathed.
Virginia married Charles Clinton* LINDLEY, son of William Foushee* LINDLEY and Lucinda Jeanette* TEAGUE, on 30 Aug 1927 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC 1357,2480.,5187 (Charles Clinton* LINDLEY was born on 29 Sep 1890 in Alamance Co, NC,2480 died on 19 Aug 1973 in Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC 5189 and was buried on 20 Aug 1973 in Saxapahaw, Alamance Co, NC 5039,5189.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 5187 Marriage License dated Aug 29 1927 in Cumberland County, NC. Charles Clinton Lindley of Burlington NC, age 36, son of William Lindley (living) and Jenette Lindley (deceased) of Saxapahaw NC, and Virginia Gladys Haywood of Fayetteville NC, age 25, daughter of Oscar Haywood and Lella Haywood, both lliving, of Fayetteville. Marriage performed 30 Aug 1927 in Fayetteville. WItnessed by Aline Haywood, Marion Downing, and W. O. Haywood, all of Fayetteville.
• Marriage, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 1357 Chas Clinton Lindley of Burlington, age 36, married Virginia Gladys Haywood of Fayetteville, age 25. Person performing marriage: Isaac N. Kimbough, Minister of Gospel. Witnesses: Aline Haywood, Marion Downing, W. O. Haywood.
• Marriage, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 5186 Charles Clinton Lindley (born 1891, son of William and Jenette Lindley) married Virginia Gladys Haywood (born 1902, daughter of Oscar and Lella Haywood) on 30 Aug 1927 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC.
• Story, 30 Aug 1927, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co, NC. 98 Charles was engaged to a woman, but called it off after he met Gladys. He used his Elon class ring as a signet ring to seal early letters to Gladys. They were married at sunrise at Lella Downing Haywood's house on 30 Aug 1927.
• Story. 5202 Charles had been engaged to a local girl prevously and the family already knew the other girl, so Gladys was not accepted right away. Margaret Lindley (wife of William Arthur Lindley) had also been excluded somewhat when she joined the family, so she made Gladys welcome.