Marilyn Monroe By brookelovely Jan 1, 1909 Otis Elmer Monroe died in a mental institution. This was Della's first husband, and the father of Gladys. Period: Jan 1, 1909 to Jan 1, 1963 Marilyn May 17, 1917 Gladys married first husband Her husband was twelve years older than she. They had two children whom were taken from her by her husband after she divorces him due to abuse. Jul 20, 1921 Gladys left her first husband Jan 1, 1923 Della married Grainger shortly after they married, Grainger moved to Borneo with the purpose of getting away from Della due to her moodiness/craziness Jan 31, 1923 Gladys met Stan Gifford Jan 31, 1925 Gladys had Norma GLadys couldn't provide for Norma so she left her in the care of the Bolenders. Jan 31, 1925 Gladys became pregnant with Norma whom the father was Stan Gifford, who was also married to another woman.