Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
SAMUEL GLENN has a very fine
estate about three miles southwest from Fletcher and in addition to handling
this in a first class manner gives attention to operating a large threshing
outfit during the harvest seasons of the year. In all these labors,
he has shown executive ability and thoroughness which have won success
and placed him as one of the leading men of the community.
Samuel Glenn was born in Orange county, Indiana,
on March 25, 1858, being the son of Elias and Anna (Tarr) Glenn, natives
of Ohio. Then they journeyed to Indiana where the family home was
until they both died. The father followed blacksmithing. They
were the parents of eight children: Mrs. Hattie Wood, Elisha, Mrs. Martha
Starrett, Mrs. Julia Widman, Mrs. Maria E. Heil, Elias, Mrs. Mary Moore,
Samuel, who is our subject. Samuel began to attend the public schools
of his native county when quite young and continued studying until fourteen
years of age, at which time he was forced to step out in the world for
himself. He learned blacksmithing and followed the same for twenty-six
years. Afterward, he went to Illinois spending one year and then
lived seven years in Kansas. He afterward came on to Washington and
on December 24, 1887, he filed on a homestead. In February, 1888,
he moved on this homestead and still resides here. That was the nucleus
of his large estate. He moved the family here shortly after
coming and commenced the good work of opening up a farm. He has conducted
that since and at various times he purchased more until he has now two
full sections, twelve hundred acres of which are producing first class
wheat. He has three very fine wells on the estate and a good orchard,
the land all under fence and comfortable buildings.
In 1881, Mr. Glenn married Miss Alice Morgan,
the daughter of David and Sarah (Deal) Morgan, natives of Indiana, who
moved to Missouri in 1881, and in 1896 journeyed thence to Washington.
They are now living in Adams county. Seven children have been born
to them, four of whom are living, named as follows, Alice, wife of our
subject, Millard, Luther, Arthur. To Mr. and Mrs. Glenn the following
named children have been born; Samuel N., on October 19, 1882, at Keelville,
Kansas; Walter E., on December 20, 1883, at Neutral, Kansas; Iva B., on
July 11, 1885; Charles H., on February 11, 1887, at Keelville, Kansas;
Earl, on July 11, 1889, at Fletcher, Washington; Della, on December 12,
1892, at Fletcher, Washington; Hattie A., on August 23, 1894; Fred, on
September 1, 1897; Laura M., on July 8, 1900; Claud L., on March 26, 1902;
and Theodore R., on November 16, 1904. In addition to handling his
property interests in first class shape, Mr. Glenn always shows marked
activity in the political campaigns, ever supporting the Republican party.
He has frequently served as school director and for two terms was road
overseer. He also is interested in fraternal matters and is a member
of the A. F. & A. M. and the I. O. O. F. He and his wife are
members of the Methodist church and are devout supporters of the faith.