Colonel Dr. Richard Porter ASHE
(1823-1871)
Caroline Joyce LOYALL
(1834-1904)
Judge Edwin Bryant CROCKER
(1818-1875)
Margaret RHODES
(1822-1901)
Richard Porter ASHE Jnr
(1860-1929)
Amy Isabella CROCKER
(1863-1941)

Gladys ASHE
(1884-1947)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Powers St. George GOURAUD
2. Lewis HOOPER
3. Walter Morgan RUSSELL

4. Melchior Siegfried Arnold OSTERTAG
5. Albert S. CLAFFORD
6. Marchese Emilio DEL SERA FIASCHI

Gladys ASHE

  • Born: 21 Nov 1884, Sacramento, USA
  • Marriage (1): Powers St. George GOURAUD on 5 May 1903 in St. Clement Danes Church, Strand, London, England
  • Marriage (2): Lewis HOOPER on 29 Nov 1907 in New York, USA
  • Marriage (3): Walter Morgan RUSSELL in 1908
  • Partnership (4): Melchior Siegfried Arnold OSTERTAG in 1912
  • Marriage (5): Albert S. CLAFFORD circa 1918
  • Marriage (6): Marchese Emilio DEL SERA FIASCHI on 12 Nov 1932 in Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • Died: 27 Jun 1947, Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, California, USA aged 62
  • Buried: Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, California, USA

   Another name for Gladys was Alma.

  General Notes:

Extract from "Oswego Daily Times", Oswego, N.Y. Wednesday, May 6, 1903
Marriage Forms Curious Relationship. LONDON, May 6.-Gladys Crocker Ashe, daughter of Mr. Porter Ashe and Mrs. Amy Gourand, and heirs to the millions of the late E. B. Crocker of San Francisco, was married to Powers Gourand in the church of St. Clement Danes in the Strand at noon yesterday.
The wedding establishes a curious relationship. The mother of the bride has married three times. The first husband was Mr. Porter Ashe, who was father of the bride. Her second husband was Mr. Harry Gillig and her third husband is Mr. Jackson Gourand. As the bridegroom is the brother of the third husband of his bride's mother, his wife is sister-in-law to her own mother and to her stepfather."

Extract from "Dau's Greater New York Blue Book: 1907 - Winter Season - 1908"
Gouraud, Mr and Mrs Jackson, 439 Madison ave., S. R., Larchmont, N. Y.
Miss Gladys Gouraud

Extract from "San Francisco Call", Volume 102, Number 142, 20 October 1907
"SCION OF CROCKERS IS DIVORCED BY HUSBAND. Too ill to Appear Mrs. Gouraud Contests Proceedings. DESERTION ALLEGED. Rumor of Heavy Payment Made by Crockers to Gouraud Is Heard.

SIOUX FALLS, S. D., 0ct. 19. - Powers Gouraud is the latest recipient of a South Dakota divorce. He has just been granted a decree from Mrs. Gladys Gouraud, granddaughter of Judge E. B. Crocker, one of the Southern Pacific railroad financiers of San Francisco. The divorce was obtained on the ground of desertion.
Mrs. Gouraud is in a New York hospital and was too ill to make the trip to Sioux Falls to appear in person, but she was represented by an attorney, who cross examined plaintiff after he had testified in his own behalf.
An apparently well founded rumor which is in circulation among the local divorce colony has it that an agreement was reached between Gouraud and the Crocker family by which Gouraud received $500,000. Another story in reference to the terms of the alleged agreement is to the effect that the Crocker family has set aside $1,000,000, the interest on which is to go to Gouraud during his life.
Mr. and Mrs. Gouraud separated more than a year ago. Returning from a trip to Europe, Mrs. Gouraud went to the home of her mother, Mrs. Jackson Gouraud, the daughter of Judge Crocker. Her first husband, who is the father of Mrs. Powers Gouraud, was R. Porter Ashe, with whom she eloped in 1882. They were divorced, and in 1889 Mrs. Ashe was married to Henry M. Gillig, commodore of the Larchmont yacht club, but the Gilllgs were divorced in 1901, and in the same year Mrs. Gillig was married to Jackson Gouraud."

Extract from the "San Francisco Call" dated 30 November 1907
Gladys Ashe-Gouraud Weds Again
New York, Nov. 29 -- Gladys Ashe-Gouraud, divorced wife of Actor Powers Gouraud, and a daughter of R. Porter Ashe, attorney of San Francisco, added another knot today to the tangled skein of relationship of her own and her mother's marriages by marrying Louis Hopper, until recently an assistant stage manager in the employ of the Shuberts. Hopper was named as correspondent by Gouraud in his successful suit for divorce.

Extract from the "Sacramento Union" dated 1 December 1907
Marriage And Divorce.
Gladys Ashe Gouraud is Said to Have Married Louis Hooper in New York.
New York advices are that Gladys Ashe Gouraud has married Louis Hooper , recently a theatrical manager. She is the divorced wife of Powers Gouraud, who charged her with improper relations with Hooper. Mrs Hooper is the daughter of Mrs Jackson H. Gouraud, who was Amy Crocker, a native of this city and daughter of the late Judge E. B. and Margaret E. Crocker. Many years ago she married R. Porter Ashe of San Francisco, but the couple were divorced by a decree of a Sacramento court, Judge J. W. Armstrong presiding, the trial being behind closed doors. Mrs Ashe then married Harry Gillig, from whom she was divorced a few years later. She then married Jackson Gouraud and her daughter Gladys married her mother's husband's brother, Powers Gouraud, from whom, as stated, she was divorced and she has now married Hooper. Just what the relationship, natural and by marriage, the young woman bears to her mother and stepfather, the curious can figure out for themselves.

Extract from the "Aspen Democrat" dated 5 December 1907
Sister-In-Law To Her Own Mother.
New York, Dec. 4. - Gladys Ashe-Gouraud, who by marrying Powers Gouraud, became sister-in-law to her own mother, and who was later divorced by her husband, has announced her marriage to Lewis Hooper. Hooper was named by Gouraud in his suit and until recently was a stage manager for the Schuberts.
Mrs Jackson Gouraud, mother of Mrs Hooper, inherited more than $5,000,000 from her father, Charles B. Crocker of California. She has had a varied matrimonial experience. Her first husband was Porter Ashe, a San Francisco lawyer. Gladys is the child of this marriage. She divorced Ashe, and married Harry M. Gillig, of the Larchmont Yacht club. Later she divorced him and married Jackson Gouraud.
When Gladys Ashe was 17 she eloped and married Powers Gouraud, brother of her mother's husband. Six months later the young wife returned to New York from London and, it is said, has not seen Gouraud since.
Jackson and Powers Gouraud were the sons of Colonel C. F. Gouraud, who startled Gouraud many times by his business schemes. One of his last exploits was as executive officer for Jacques Lebaudy, the "emperor of Sahara".
Jackson and Powers kept up their father's reputation for eccentric acts. Jackson blossomed out as a song writer, his best known work being "The Waldorf-Hyphen-Astor". Powers had been an actor, having gone on the stage for the "experience", his friends said. It has been said that Powers Guraud received $500,000 from the Crocker family.

Extract from "The Hawaian Star" dated Thursday, 16 January 1908
Rich Californian And Daughter Who Is No Longer Her Sister-In-Law.
Gladys Gouraud Got a Divorce and Married a Poor Theatrical Man.
New York, Dec. 27. - Those who find no good in divorce courts must admit that a tribunal of that kind has straightened out at least one peculiar family tangle. By obtaining her decree of divorce and adding another name to the string she had managed to bear up under, Mrs Gladys Ashe-Gouraud becomes Mrs Gladys Ashe-Gouraud-Hopper and retires with great gladness from the position of sister-in-law to her own mother. The name of her mother and ex-sister-in-law, by the way, is considerably hyphenated, due to various matrimonial experiences. The mother is known as Mrs Amy Crocker-Ashe-Gillig-Gouraud. The elder woman paid her son-in-law brother-in-law, the first husband of the younger woman, the sum of $500,000, it is said, to release the combined daughter and sister-in-law from the matrimonial bonds that made the mixed relationship possible. The elder Mrs etc.-Gouraud's father was the late Chas. B. Crocker, the California millionaire, who left her $7,000,000. Her first husband was Porter Ashe, whom she married in San Francisco in 1882, and whom she later divorced to marry Harry Gillig, a yachting man. This matrimonial voyage proving stormy, she dismissed Pilot Gillig via a divorce court in 1901, and in the same year married young Jackson Gouraud, of London. Gouraud is not rich, but he writes songs, and has a brother named Powers Gouraud, Gladys Ashe met Powers at her mother's wedding, and in a few months eloped with him. The young folks were forgiven, but it is hinted that Powers was extravagant, and his mother-in-law sister-in-law drew the purse strings. Result, friction, which came to a head when Powers decided to star the whole Ashe-Gillig-Gouraud family in a drama. During rehearsals Gladys met Lewis Hooper, a theatrical man. Then she and her husband quarrelled, and a divorce followed, with the wedding that has just occurred to straighten things out a little bit.

Extract from Ship's Manifest
Name of Ship: S. S. Lusitania
Sailing From: Liverpool on 4 July 1908
Arriving at: New York on 10 July 1908
Passenger 1: Walter Morgan Russell
Age: 31
Nationality: English
Last Permanent Residence: 6 York Buildings, Plymouth
Final Destination: New York
Who Paid for Ticket: Self
When/where last in US: 1908 in New York
Address in US: Webster Hotel, New York
Place of Birth: Weymouth, England
Passenger 2: Mrs Gladys Russell
Age: 23
Occupation: Wife
Nationality: English
Last Permanent Residence: 6 York Buildings, Plymouth
Final Destination: New York
Who Paid for Ticket: Husband
When/where last in US: 1908 in New York
Address in US: Webster Hotel, New York
Place of Birth: California, USA

Extract from "The Wasp", San Francisco, dated Saturday, 26 March 1910
Will They Settle Down Here?
The news that Mrs Amy Crocker Ashe Gillig Gouraud and her daughter, Mrs Gladys Gouraud, are to come West and probably make their home in San Francisco, has caused a ripple of satisfaction among Mrs Gouraud's acquaintances here. The attitude of society toward its members who fail to observe the hidebound conventions has altered considerably of late years. Anyone who can banish boredom is sure of a hearty welcome. When Amy Crocker was a girl she might always be depended on to give society a shock, though her girlish escapades were only due to a an exuberance of spirits, perhaps. She will find her first husband, with whom she made a romantic elopement, the happy husband of another, and a very staid, quiet lawyer, who goes in for country and golf life. Her second husband died some months ago, and the third one quite recently. Considerable curiosity is being manifested about the daughter, for Gladys Crocker Gouraud -- as Alma Ashe -- was recalled as one of the most independent little girls that ever lived. On one occasion, her grandmother, Mrs E. B. Crocker, gave the child a birthday party. The little girl requested that she might send out all the invitations herself. When she showed her grandmother the list of guests, it did not contain the name of a single girl.

Extract from the "San Francisco Call" dated 5 May 1912
Elopers Wait For Mrs Amy Gouraud.
Daughter and Swiss Dentist Avoid Society in Paris After Tour of Egypt.
[Special Cable to The Call]
PARIS, May 4. - A flutter has been caused here by the arrival of Mrs Gladys Ashe Gouraud Hooper, daughter of Mrs Amy Crocker Gouraud. She is accompanied by Osterlog, the Swiss dentist, with whom she left the United States and who formerly practiced his calling in the Avenue Macmahon.
Mrs Jackson Gouraud is on her way from New York to meet Mrs Hooper. The elopers seem perfectly happy after their tour in Egypt, from which they have come straight to Paris.
Osterlog is a dapper, good looking man of excellent manners. They are not showing themselves in society, but will stay through the spring and summer in the environs of Paris.

Extract from "The Hawaian Star" dated Monday, 13 May 1912
Gladys Gouraud, daughter of the former Amy Crocker of California, has eloped with a penniless dentist of Paris, whom her mother once employed as a jester at some of her famous Bohemian parties.

Extract from "The Evening World" dated Monday, November 18, 1912
Mrs Gouraud Sued By Son-In-Law For Wife's Alienation.
Walter Morgan Russell Asks $50,000 Damages for Loss of Her Affections.
Mrs Aimee Crocker Gouraud, who inherited millions, who lived as a native in a hut in Java, who spent two weeks in a Rajah's harem, resided in a paper house in Japan, caused several duels to be fought over her in Paris, brought to New York a batch of the "goldingdest" Oriental dances the old burg ever saw, and in the meanwhile found time to be led to the altaron three different occasions, is to appear in a new role soon - that of defendant in a suit for alienation of affections.
Walter Morgan Russell, who married Mrs Gouraud's daughter, Gladys, a couple of years ago, has begun action for the alienation of his wife's affections. He asks $50,000. Only the summons in the suit was filed today in the County Clerk's office, the nature of the action not being given. Joseph S, Buhler of Dennis & Buhler of No. 140 Nassau street, attorneys for the plaintiff, refused to discuss the case today, and at hewr home, No. 46 West Fifty-sixth street, it was said that Mrs Gouraud was out of town.
But to those who know the Gourauds well and have been frequent guests at the famous soirees given by the mother, announcement of a suit for alienation caused little surprise. Mrs Russell and her husband have been separated for about a year, the parting taking place in England, where she is at present. She has a handsome home abroad and spends most of her time there. Mrs Russell is independently wealthy. She and her mother have always been on the best of terms.
While Mrs Gouraud has three marriages to her credit, the daughter's wedding to Russell was not her first matrimonial adventure. At one time she was her mother's sister-in-law as well as her daughter, the two having married brothers. When the heiress to the Crocker millions was Mrs "Jack" Gouraud, wife of a well known man about town, her daughter Gladys was Mrs Powers Gouraud. This was in 1906. The daughter obtained a divorce in the West, and it was said at the time that her mother gave Powers Gouraud $500,000 to free her daughter, who later married Russell. She is about twenty-six years old.
While the daughter has not been in the spotlight on so many occasions, Mrs "Jack" Gouraud has furnished columns and columns for the public press. She was born in San Francisco and when very young ran away from school to marry Porter Ashe, a noted Kentucky horseman, from whom she was divorced after seven years. They spent most of their time abroad. In 1889 she married Henry M. Gillig, Commodore of the Larchmont Yacht Club. From him she was divorced in 1901, and then she married Jackson Gouraud, who died in 1910. The daughter, Gladys, was born of her union with Ashe.

Extract from "The Tacoma Times" (Tacoma, Washington) dated Tuesday, 31 December 1912
New York, Dec. 31. - That she induced her daughter to transfer her affections from her husband to another man, is the charge made against Mrs Aimée Crocker Gouraud in a complaint filed by Walter Morgan Russell in the superior court here today, asking $50,000 damages.

Extract from the "San Francisco Call" dated 22 January 1913
Charges Denied In Toto.
Aimée Crocker Gouraud Justifies Herself in Damage Suit Filed.
New York, Jan. 21. - Mrs Aimée Crocker Gouraud, through her counsel, Lawrence & Lawrence, today filed in the supreme court a general denial to the allegation made by her son-in-law, Walter Morgan Russell, who recently started an action to collect $50,000 for the alleged alienation of the affections of his wife, Mrs Gladys Ashe Gouraud. Mrs Gouraud denies her daughter and Russell were living happily together as husband and wife at the time of the alleged separation.

Extract from the "San Francisco Call" dated 31 December 1913
Mrs Gouraud has within a few months been brought into prominence by the $50,000 suit of Walter Morgan Russell, who married her daughter, Gladys Ashe Hooper. He charged alienation of affections.
The daughter was divorced by one husband, Powers Gouraud, brother of her mother's husband. She eloped once with Osterlog, an American dentist, and toured Europe.

Extract from Ship's Manifest
Ship's Name: Gov. Gibb
Sailing From: Havana, Cuba, on 10 March 1915
Arriving At: Key West, Florida, on 10 March 1915
No. 7; Passenger 1: OSTERTAG, Arnold
Age: 32
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: Switzerland
Last Residence: Paris, France
Final Destination: New York (deleted); France
When and where in US before: 1915; New York
Staying at: Hotel
Characteristics: Height 5 ft 6 ins; Hair Brown; Eyes Blue
Place of Birth: Luzerne, Switzerland
No. 8; Passenger 2 (whole entry deleted): OSTERTAG, Mrs
Age: 28
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: US
Last Residence: Paris, France
Final Destination: France
When and where in US before: 1915; New York
Staying at: Hotel
Characteristics: 5 ft 6 ins; Hair Brown; Eyes Brown
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California
No. 12; Passenger 2: RUSSELL, Mrs Gladys
Age: 26
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: British
Last Residence: Paris, France
Final Destination: France
When and where in US before: 1915; New York
Staying at: Hotel
Characteristics: 5 ft 6 ins; Hair Brown; Eyes Brown
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California
Note by Robert Ashe: Pure speculation, but perhaps the couple had booked the same cabin, leading the Ship's Purser to believe that they were married. Upon discovering that this was not the case, he had to delete entry No: 8, and write new details for the same passenger as entry No: 12.

Passport Application
Date of Application: 27 April 1923
Place of Application: American Consulate, Nice, France
Name of Applicant: Gladys Crocker Clafford
Date of Birth: 21 November 1887
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, USA
Name of Husband: Albert S. Clafford
Husband's Place of Birth: New Britain, Conn.
Husband's Residence: Golfe Juan, A. M.
Husband's Occupation: Horticulturalist
Husband's Passport No.: 44659
Date Issued: 1 June 1921
Legal Domicile: Gulf Club Tract, San Raphael, Cal.
Permanent Residence: Alta Vista Terrace, Chicago, Illinois
Date of Departure from the US: 8 September 1915
Current Residence: Golfe Juan, France
Dates lived outside the US: From 1915 to date (France)
Intended Date of Return to the USA: Within one year.
Purpose of new passport: France, England, Switzerland, Italy (Travel and study).
Description of Applicant: Age 36 years; Stature 5 feet, 5 inches; Forehead High; Eyes Grey; Nose Straight; Mouth Small; Chin Oval; Hair Auburn; Complexion Fair; Face Oval.
Name of Person Knowing Applicant for past 6 Years: Albert S. Clafford (Address: Grand Garden, Golfe Juan).
Identifying Documents:
- Husband's Departmental Passport No. 44659 issued 1 June 1921;
- Mr. Porter Ashe, Golf Club Tract, St. Rafael, Cal.
- Mr. W. C. Murphy, 5 Avenue Bank, 5 Av. 44th Street, New York City;
- Mr. Harold Sewall, Bath, Main.
Note: An American by birth, married an Englishman, from whom she was divorced, and married for a second time, an American. She exhibited documents proving these facts.
Local Address: Grand Jardin, Golfe Juan, A. M.
Date Passport Issued: 4 June 1923

Extract from "Le Gaulois" dated 22 November 1925
M. et Mrs Albert Clafford sont pour la saison à la villa Les Grands Jardins, au Golfe Juan.
(Translation: Mr. and Mrs Clafford are at the villa "Les Grands Jardins", at Golfe Juan, for the season.

List of US Citizens
Ship: S.S. Berengaria
Sailing from: Cherbourg on 27 September 1930
Arriving at: New York on 3 October 1930
Name: CLAFFORD, Gladys C.
Age: 42
Status: Married
Date of Birth: 21 November 1887
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California
Address: 40 West 45 St., New York City

Extract from the "Bath Independent Newspaper Archives" (Bath, Maine) dated 4 December 1930
Mrs John W. Williams of Baltimore, who has been passing a week in Bath with her mother, Mrs Harold M. Sewall, at her home on Washington Street, returned home Wednesday night. Mrs Williams was accompanied to New York by her cousin, Mrs Albert Clafford, of Cannes, France, who had been passing several days in Bath with Mrs Sewall.

List of US Citizens
Ship: S.S. Leviathan
Sailing from: Cherbourg, France, on 20 October 1932
Arriving at: New York on 3 November 1932
Name: CLAFFORD, Gladys Crocker
Age: 46
Status: Widow
Date of Birth: 21 November 1886
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California
Address: Fifth Ave. Bank, 44th Street, New York.

Extract from the "San Bernardino Sun" dated 13 November 1932
NEWARK, N. J., Nov. 12. - Mrs Gladys Ashe Clafford, daughter of Porter Ashe, former Governor of California, and Marchese Dell Sera Fiasch, retired Italian army officer, were married by Mayor Jerome Congleton today.
It was the bride's fourth marriage and the bridegroom's second.

Extract from New York Passenger Lists
Ship: S.S. Berengaria
Sailing From: Cherbourg on 18 October 1934
Arriving At: New York on 24 October 1934
Name: del Sera Fiaschi, Gladys
Age: 47
Date of Birth: 21 November 1887
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California
Marital Status: Married
Address in U.S.: Gotham Hotel, 5th Ave. and 55 St., New York.

Extract from New York Passenger Lists
Ship: S.S. Normandie
Sailing From: Le Havre, France, on 18 December 1936
Arriving At: New York on 24 December 1936
Name: DEL SERA FIASCHI, Gladys Ashe
Passport No: 6078
Age: 49
Date of Birth: 21 November 1887
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California
Marital Status: Married
Address in U.S.: 19 East - 92nd St., New York.

Extract from New York Passenger Lists
Ship: S.S. Normandie
Sailing From: Le Havre, France on 17 December 1938
Arriving At: New York on 22 December 1938
Name: DEL SIERA FIASCHI, Gladys
Age: 51
Date of Birth: 21 November 1887
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California
Marital Status: Married
Passport No: 6078
Address in U.S.: 15 East 5th St., New York.

Extract from the "San Bernadino Sun" dated 9 October 1941
Tenth of Crocker Estate Left Intact
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Oct. 8. - Aimee Crocker, who used an inherited $10,000,000 to catapult her into the limelight of two continents with her gay activities, left more than a tenth of it when she died last Feb. 7 at her home here at the age of 78.
An estate tax appraisal filed today showed that her only daughter, Mrs Gladys Crocker Ashe of New York, received $200,000 outright, jewelry, and a life estate in one-half the residue, out of her mother's total estate of $1,106,585 gross and $1,051,449 net.
The millions left Aimee Crocker by her father Judge Edwin Bryant Crocker of Sacramento, California, launched her on a career, that included five marriages and four divorces. Her last husband was Prince Alexander Galatzine. They were divorced in Paris in 1927.

Extract from "The Desert Sun" dated 30 October 1942
Distinguished Guest Describes Europe At Start of War.
Guests of The Desert Inn, who were fortunate enough to be present, were more than interested when Gladys Crocker-Ashe, a fellow guest, told of her experiences in Europe at the time war was declared.
Mrs Crocker-Ashe is a native daughter, belonging to one of the early California pioneer families. She was born in the old Crocker Mansion in Sacramento (now the Crocker Art Gallery). Spending her childhood in California, she moved to Europe with her family while she was still in her early "teens". She went to school and later married and lived in France. Her Chateau de Beaudiment at Beaumont, France (on the main road between Tours and Portiers), has been one of the show places in that part of the country. At the beginning of the war in September 1939 she gave one wing of the Chateau (about 25 rooms) to the refugee children of Alsace, Lorraine.
Under Nazi Fire.
When the staff of the British Embassy fled from Brussels in May of the next year, she took them all into her home. She felt that might have been the reason her chateau was bombed for three days and nights. However, the British had left before the bombing. The next day a German regiment marched in and politely but firmly took over her place.
Mrs Crocker-Ashe said she remained in her sleeping quarters for the next two months, as fourteen officers and thirty-six men occupied the chateau, while the remainder of the regiment camped in the little Village of Beaumont, until they received orders and moved on the last day of August. She closed her house at once and, after placing American protection signs on the gates, left for Paris to make arrangements for her return to America. She sailed for Lisbon the last of November. Through all of this her constant companion was her Cocker Spaniel, "Storm".
Will Return Here,
When Mrs Crocker-Ashe arrived in this country she bought a car and a trailer and, with "Storm" and the few possession she was able to get out of France, she has toured over the United States trying to find a place she would like to call "home". She is thankful that even though she has lived in Europe most of her life she has always insisted upon keeping her American citizenship.
After attending to some business matters, Mrs Crocker-Ashe and "Storm" are coming back to The Desert Inn for another visit.

Extract from Find A Grave
Name: Gladys Crocker Ashe
Birth: 21 November 1884
Death: 27 Jun 1947
Burial: Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA.
Notes: Died at the age of 61 years, 7 months, 6 days. Cause of death not stated.
Oswego Daily Times, Oswego, N.Y. Wednesday Evening, May 6, 1903:
"Marriage Forms Curious Relationship. LONDON, May 6.-Gladys Crocker Ashe, daughter of Mr. Porter Ashe and Mrs.
Amy Gouraud, and heirs to the millions of the late E. B. Crocker of San Francisco, was married to Powers Gouraud in the church of St. Clement Danes in the Strand at noon yesterday.
The wedding establishes a curious relationship. The mother of the bride has married three times. The first husband was Mr. Porter Ashe, who was father of the bride. Her second husband was Mr. Harry Gillig and her third husband is Mr. Jackson Gouraud. As the bridegroom is the brother of the third husband of his bride's mother, his wife is sister-in-law to her own mother and to her stepfather."
San Francisco Call, Volume 102, Number 142, 20 October 1907:
"SCION OF CROCKERS IS DIVORCED BY HUSBAND. Too ill to Appear Mrs. Gouraud Contests Proceedings. DESERTION ALLEGED. Rumor of Heavy Payment Made by Crockers to Gouraud Is Heard.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., 0ct. 19. '97 Powers Gouraud is the latest recipient of a South Dakota divorce. He has just been granted a decree from Mrs. Gladys Gouraud, granddaughter of Judge E. B. Crocker, one of the Southern Pacific railroad financiers of San Francisco. The divorce was obtained on the ground of desertion.
Mrs. Gouraud is in a New York hospital and was too ill to make the trip to Sioux Falls to appear in person, but she was represented by an attorney, who cross examined plaintiff after he had testified in his own behalf.
An apparently well founded rumor which is in circulation among the local divorce colony has it that an agreement was reached between Gouraud and the Crocker family by which Gouraud received $500,000. Another story in reference to the terms of the alleged agreement is to the effect that the Crocker family has set aside $1,000,000, the interest on which is to go to Gouraud during his life.
Mr. and Mrs. Gouraud separated more than a year ago. Returning from a trip to Europe, Mrs. Gouraud went to the home of her mother, Mrs. Jackson Gouraud, the daughter of Judge Crocker. Her first husband, who is the father of Mrs. Powers Gouraud, was R. Porter Ashe, with whom she eloped in 1882. They were divorced, and in 1889 Mrs. Ashe was married to Henry M. Gillig, commodore of the Larchmont yacht club, but the Gilllgs were divorced in 1901, and in the same year Mrs. Gillig was married to Jackson Gouraud."
Bio added by Mac in Sac


Gladys married Powers St. George GOURAUD, son of George Edward GOURAUD and Florence Willis SNOW, on 5 May 1903 in St. Clement Danes Church, Strand, London, England. (Powers St. George GOURAUD was born on 3 Jun 1881 in London, England and died on 17 Sep 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.)


Gladys next married Lewis HOOPER on 29 Nov 1907 in New York, USA.


Gladys next married Walter Morgan RUSSELL in 1908. (Walter Morgan RUSSELL was born on 21 Jun 1876 in Weymouth, Dorset, England and was christened on 16 Jul 1876 in Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England.)


Gladys had a relationship with Melchior Siegfried Arnold OSTERTAG in 1912. (Melchior Siegfried Arnold OSTERTAG was born on 19 Feb 1883 in Lucerne, Switzerland, died on 1 Apr 1940 and was buried on 26 Apr 1940 in Saint John's Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA.)


Gladys next married Albert S. CLAFFORD circa 1918. (Albert S. CLAFFORD was born on 6 May 1885 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA and died before 1932.)


Gladys next married Marchese Emilio DEL SERA FIASCHI on 12 Nov 1932 in Newark, New Jersey, USA. (Marchese Emilio DEL SERA FIASCHI was born in 1880 in Rome, Italy.)




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