(My sincere thanks to Steven Gloden who provided much of the following information.)
Margaret Irene Gloden was born February 23, 1871, at Decatur, in Macon County, Illinois, the daughter of Michael Gloden and Lucinda Adaline Branham.
Margaret married Ernest V. Harkness on June 22, 1898, in Macon County. Ernest Harkness was born February 14, 1879, the son of Richard Harkness and Sarah Roby.
Margaret died March 17, 1902, at Decatur, from appendicitis following a recent case of typhoid fever, according to her death certificate. She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery at Decatur.
Ernest Harkness married Elizabeth Chippendale in1903 and they had one son, Leslie Y. Harkness. Ernest died in 1950 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
Children of Ernest Harkness and Margaret Gloden
1. Clifford Ernest Harkness, b. June 28, 1899; d. Dec 1980
2. Nellie Irene Harkness, b. Aug 25, 1900