Elmira M. Lamb Glaze was born in NYC abt. 1857, the daughter of Chester Lamb & Catharine Malory Lamb. She was raised a Roman Catholic & was one of eight children. Her father, Chester Lamb, was a well known horseman & livery stable owner in NYC. Her father was born in Vermont & her mother in Ireland.
Elmira had lived in a convent before she met & married George Glaze. George was a widower with two children. After George & Elmira’s marriage, they went to live with George’s parents in New Jersey. George’s parents did not approve of Elmira & treated her very badly.
George abandoned Elmira soon after their marriage. Tragically, she gave birth to a baby girl who died the day she was born, 14 Aug. 1879 in New Jersey. It was alleged that George & his parents refused to give Elmira the food she needed for her pregnancy.
George & Elmira’s divorce was covered on the front pages of the New York papers as it was scandalous for this time.
After George left Elmira, she moved home to live with her father, Chester Lamb. The divorce case dragged on for years. Their divorce was finally granted in June of 1893.