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Turner, Gladys Davis

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1905 - 1986

Gladys Davis Turner was born on January 30, 1905, near Centerville, Alabama, to Annie Corolin Wallace Davis and Thomas Jefferson Davis. Gladys was the oldest of the four Davis children. (Four children died in infancy.) Thomas Jefferson Davis was born in Perry County, Alabama, in 1868. He died of cerebral hemorrhage in Selma on December 2, 1924. Annie Corolin Davis was born in Oklahoma Territory on January 6, 1879, and died in Selma, Alabama, of complications of a stroke on November 12, 1953. Both are buried in New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma, Alabama.

Gladys recorded her first reading for Edgar Cayce on August 30, 1923 (3875-1), and a second reading on September 5, 1923 (779-3), prior to her first official day of work for Gertrude and Edgar Cayce on September 10, 1923. The entire collection (14,308 readings) passed through her hands at least four times during her lifetime. Additionally, Edgar Cayce dictated to her more than 100,000 pages of personal correspondence. Gladys created the subject matter index and subject matter cross-referencing of the Edgar Cayce readings, also weaving together the historical events and context and all personal relationships of the people and groups connected to Edgar Cayce throughout his long career. She established the Edgar Cayce Foundation alongside Hugh Lynn and Edgar Evans Cayce in 1948.

Gladys married Albert E. Turner (1907-1968) in A.R.E. member Lydia Schrader Gray's apartment on July 20, 1952. They met in 1950 when Al traveled from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach to study the Cayce material on religion and the Bible. At A.R.E. Headquarters, he led the weekly "Revelation" study class and co-led the weekly Prayer-for-Healing group. He was a member of the Society of Friends and worked as a stock broker and a real estate operator. He died on June 27, 1968.

On February 10, 1975, Gladys married Leslie Seward Wilmore (1913-1982). Born in Mountain View, Oklahoma, he was a farmer and rancher who lived in Virginia Beach for the last twenty-five years of his life. He died on August 6, 1982.

Gladys died in Virginia Beach on February 12, 1986.

Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:

The Searchlight, 1958

 File
Identifier: Folder 4A:3
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of administrative records, publications, research data, and audio-visual materials that document the development and activities of the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dates: 1958

The Searchlight, 1959

 File
Identifier: Folder 4A:4
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of administrative records, publications, research data, and audio-visual materials that document the development and activities of the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dates: 1959

The Searchlight, 1960

 File
Identifier: Folder 4A:5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of administrative records, publications, research data, and audio-visual materials that document the development and activities of the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dates: 1960

The Searchlight, 1961

 File
Identifier: Folder 4A:6
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of administrative records, publications, research data, and audio-visual materials that document the development and activities of the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dates: 1961

The Searchlight, 1962

 File
Identifier: Folder 4A:7
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of administrative records, publications, research data, and audio-visual materials that document the development and activities of the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dates: 1962

The Searchlight, 1964

 File
Identifier: Folder 4A:9
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection consists of administrative records, publications, research data, and audio-visual materials that document the development and activities of the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dates: 1964

Volume 1 Supplements to the Individual Reference File of Extracts from the Edgar Cayce Records, 1971

 Item
Identifier: Item 52:5
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes books, circulating files, pamphlets, and research bulletins published by the Association for Research and Enlightenment and the Edgar Cayce Foundation. In addition, it contains books collected by the Cayce family, publications related to those who received readings from Mr. Cayce, and manuscripts both published and unpublished related to the Cayce readings and/or Edgar Cayce's life.
Dates: 1971

Volume 2 Supplements to the Individual Reference File of Extracts from the Edgar Cayce Records, 1971

 Item
Identifier: Item 52:6
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes books, circulating files, pamphlets, and research bulletins published by the Association for Research and Enlightenment and the Edgar Cayce Foundation. In addition, it contains books collected by the Cayce family, publications related to those who received readings from Mr. Cayce, and manuscripts both published and unpublished related to the Cayce readings and/or Edgar Cayce's life.
Dates: 1971

Volume 3 Supplements to the Individual Reference File of Extracts from the Edgar Cayce Records, 1976

 Item
Identifier: Item 52:14
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection includes books, circulating files, pamphlets, and research bulletins published by the Association for Research and Enlightenment and the Edgar Cayce Foundation. In addition, it contains books collected by the Cayce family, publications related to those who received readings from Mr. Cayce, and manuscripts both published and unpublished related to the Cayce readings and/or Edgar Cayce's life.
Dates: 1976