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WEBSTER   CEMETERY
HANCOCK  COUNTY,  ILLINOIS

 

ROBERT M. GLASS 1834-1907
MARIAN I. BARRETT 1852-1946

(tombstone not yet photographed)

 


 
ROBERT M. GLASS
1834-1907
 

MARIAN GLASS
1852-1946
 
 


 
OLEN
Son of
R. M. & M. GLASS
Died July 16, 1885
Aged 2 days
Budded on earth
to bloom in Heaven.
 

 

Author - Marcia Farina

was born in Pennsylvania in 1834, the son of Samuel Glass and Rachel Marshall.  With Robert and younger son, James, in tow and before the next son, George, was born in the fall of 1838, Samuel and Rachel came to Hancock County, Illinois, and settled in what would be named Fountain Green Township in 1850.

Robert most likely worked on his father's farm until his marriage to Melinda Dickey, a Pennsylvanian, daughter of Thomas Dickey.

Robert and Melinda had five children, Rachel, Mary, Lovina, Linda and Samuel, before Melinda's untimely death in 1864.  Lovina and Linda died young.  Follow the link to Melinda for more detail on this first family.

With three little ones under the age of 8, Robert moved in with his parents.  Or perhaps just the children were living with their grandparents, because Robert was counted twice in 1870: in his parents' home in Fountain Green Township and also by himself in Carthage Township.

On January 18, 1872, Robert married Marian I. Barrett, daughter of Frederick and Harriet Barrett.  Marian, nearly 20 years younger than Robert, was born in Vermont in 1852.

Robert and Marian began their married life in Fountain Green Township, later moving to Pilot Grove Township.  Together they had seven children.

i. Walter Scott Glass, born November 17, 1874, probably in Fountain Green Township.  He died between April 1, 1930, and January 10, 1946.
 
ii. Lena Bell Glass, born about 1876 probably in Fountain Green Township, died after January 10, 1946.
 
iii. Thomas Nicholson Glass, born March 14, 1880, probably in Fountain Green Township.  He died May 13, 1961, in Kings County, California.
 
iv. Iona M. Glass, a twin, born July 14, 1885, in Pilot Grove Township.  She died after January 10, 1946.
 
v. Olen Glass, twin of Iona, born July 14, 1885, died July 16, 1885, in Pilot Grove Township. Burial at Webster Cemetery.
 
vi. Flossie Glass, born about 1887.  She died after January 10, 1946.
 
vii. John Glass was mentioned in his mother's obituary, said to have preceded her in death.  The 1900 census entry for Marian indicated she was the mother of 6 children, 5 living; in 1910, 7 children, 5 living.  Marian would have turned 48 in 1900; that she gave birth between 1900 and 1910 is a possibility, but an unlikely one.  It's our guess that the 1900 entry should also have reported 7 children, 5 living.
 

Robert died in 1907 and was buried at Webster Cemetery.  Marion survived him by almost 40 years.

In 1909 or '10 she married William M. Spangler, born about 1850 in Illinois, the son of Philip and Mary Spangler.  William was a widower with grown children; his first wife was Laura G. Randall. He died March 3, 1927, in Pilot Grove Township, Hancock County.

AGED BURNSIDE RESIDENT DIES THURSDAY, JAN. 10

Mrs. Miriam Glass Spangler, 93, passed away at her home at 12:30 o'clock, Thursday, January 10, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lena Troute of Burnside.

Miriam Barrett was united in marriage to Robert M. Glass January 18, 1872 in Carthage.  To this union was born seven children, Mrs. Lena Troute of Burnside, Thomas Glass of Hanford, Calif., Mrs. Flossie Matthews of Murtaugh, Idaho, and Mrs. Iona Cummings of Galesburg. Three sons, Walter, John and Olen, and her husband preceded her in death.

She also leaves to mourn her passing an aged sister, Ida B. Sargent of Los Angeles, Calif.

She was later married to William Spangler also deceased.  Mrs. Spangler was a member of the Burnside Christian church for 51 years, where she attended regularly as long as her health permitted. Through the last years of her life she was cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Lena Troute, assisted by Iona Cummings during the last illness.

The funeral was conducted in the Christian church at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon by Rev. Nichols.  Songs were sung by Mrs. Avis Todd and Mrs. Ed Underwood with Mrs. Kieopfer at the piano.  Pallbearers were Arthur Salisbury, Merlin Furrow, Fred Barnes, Lloyd Woodside, Ray Hull and Farlin Duffy.  Burial was in Webster cemetery.


Obituary from the files of the
LaHarpe Historical and Genealogical Society

1840 Illinois Census, Hancock County, page 205, line 29

Household of Samuel Glass
Males 0 thru 4 - 4
Males 30 thru 39 - 1
Females 30 thru 39 - 1
Total - 6
Persons employed in agriculture - 1

 

1850 Illinois Census, Hancock County, page 353B
enumerated November 4, 1850, dwelling #1193

Samuel Glass, 44, male, farmer, value of real estate 1800, born PA
Rachel, 41, female, born PA
Robert M, 16, male, farmer, born PA, attended school within the year
James M, 14, male, born PA, attended school within the year
George W, 12, male, born IL, attended school within the year
John M, 10, male, born IL, attended school within the year
Sarah E, 7, female, born IL, attended school within the year
William W, 9/12, male, born IL

 

1860 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 752
enumerated July 26, 1860, dwelling #3479

Samuel Glass, 55, male, farmer, value of real estate 4000, value of personal estate 1600, born PA
Rachel, 52, female, born PA
Robert, 24, male, farmer, born PA
Washington, 23, male, farmer, born IL
Sarah, 17, female, born IL, attended school within the year
Wesley, 11, male, born IL, attended school within the year
Franklin, 8, male, born IL, attended school within the year

1860 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 753
enumerated July 27, 1860, dwelling #3484

Robert Glass, 26, male, farmer, value of personal estate 200, born PA
Malinda, 27, female, born PA
Rachel, 3, female, born IL
Mary, 2, female, born IL

1860 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 745
enumerated July 26, 1860, dwelling #3423

Frederick W Barrett, 30, male, hotel keeper, value of real estate 800, value of personal estate 300, born VT
Harriet, 26, female, born England
Martha, 17, female, born IL [sic]
Marion, 10, male [sic], born VT, attended school within the year
Mervelle, 6, male [sic], born VT, attended school within the year
Bella, 4, female, born VT
Ida, 1, female, born IL

1870 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 135A
enumerated June 10, 1870, dwelling #232

Glass, Samuel, 65, male, white, farmer, value of real estate 9000, value of personal estate 3000, born PA, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
Rachel, 61, female, white, keeping house, born PA
James, 33, male, white, farmer, born PA, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
Wesley, 20, male, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Silas, 18, male, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Sarah, 25, female, white, born IL
Rachel, 13, female, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Elisabeth, 12, female, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Samuel, 6, male, white, born IL, attended school within the year
Robert, 36, male, white, born PA, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more

1870 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Carthage Township, page 67B
enumerated August 11, 1870, dwelling #190

Glass, Robert, 35, male, white, farmer, born PA, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more

1870 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 121B
enumerated June 2, 1870, dwelling #39

Barrett, Frederic, 41, male, white, carpenter, value of real estate 1300, value of personal estate 800, born VT, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
Harriett, 36, female, white, keeping house, born England, both parents foreign born
Marian, 16, female, white, millinery, born VT, mother foreign born
Orville, 15, male, white, born VT, mother foreign born, attended school within the year
Willa, 13, female, white, born VT, mother foreign born, attended school within the year
Ida, 10, female, white, born IL, mother foreign born, attended school within the year
Cora, 8, female, white, born IL, mother foreign born, attended school within the year
Carrie, 6, female, white, born IL, mother foreign born, attended school within the year

1880 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Fountain Green Township, page 113D
enumerated June 12 & 14, 1880, dwelling #106
[immediately preceding James Glass]

Glass, Robt M, white, male, 47, married, farmer, born PA, both parents born PA
Marion, white, female, 27, wife, married, keeping house, born PA, father born PA, mother born England
Samuel, white, male, 74, father, widower, farmer, born PA, both parents born PA
Samuel G, white, male, 15, son, single, at home, attended school within the census year, born IL, father born PA, mother born IL
Walter S, white, male, 5, son, single, at home, bornj IL, both parents born PA
Lena Bell, white, female, 4, daughter, single, at home, born IL, father born PA, mother born IL
Thomas N, white, male, 4/12, born March, son, single, at home, born IL, father born PA, mother born IL

1900 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Pilot Grove Township, page 205B
enumerated June 8-9, 1900, dwelling #117

Glass, Robert [initial obscured], head, white, male, May 1834, 66, married for 27 years, born PA, both parents born PA, farmer, months not employed - 0, could read, write and speak English, paying on a mortgage on his farm home, farm schedule 75

Marion I, wife, white, female, June 1852, 47, married for 27 years; mother of 6 children, 5 living; born PA, both parents born VT, could read, write and speak English

Thomas N, son, white, male, Mar 1880, 20, single, born IL, both parents born PA, farm laborer, months not employed - 0, could read, write and speak English

Onie M, daughter, white, female, July 1885, 14, single, born IL, both parents born PA, at school for 4 months, could read, write and speak English

Flossie, daughter, white, female, Oct 1887, 12, single, born IL, both parents born PA, at school for 4 months, could read, write and speak English

1910 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Dallas Township, Dallas City, page 52A
enumerated April 20, 1910, dwelling #80, Linn Street

Spangler, William, head, male, white, 60, married (2nd) for 0 years, born IL, both parents born unknown, spoke English, laborer, odd jobs, employee, whether out of work on April 15, 1910 - no, number of weeks out of work during 1909 - 0, owned his home free of mortgage

Marian I, wife, female, white, 58, married (2nd) for 0 years; mother of 7 children, 5 living; born VT, father born VT; mother born Eng English; spoke English, could read and write

Clyde, son, male, white, 22, single, born IL, both parents born IL, spoke English, buttons cutter, button factory, employee, [no additional employement entries], could read and write

Peck ?, Lewis, boarder, male, white, 22, single, born NE; father born Fr French; mother born IL; spoke English, buttons cutter, button factory, employee, [no additional employement entries], could read and write

Horn, Charls [sic], boarder, male, white, 24, single, born IL, both parents born IL, spoke English, buttons cutter, button factory, employee, [no additional employement entries], could read and write

1920 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Pilot Grove Township, page 195A
enumerated January 20, 1920, dwelling #199
[This page shows Carthage as the location; Carthage is not in Pilot Grove Township.]

Spangler, Wm M, head, owned his home free of mortgage, male, white, 70, married, could read and write, born U.S.; both parents born German, mother tongue German; spoke English, laborer, highway, working for wages

Marian, wife, female, white, 67, married, could read and write, born VT, father born VT; mother born England, mother tongue English; spoke English, could read and write

1930 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Pilot Grove Township, page 189A
line #49, enumerated April 22, 1930

Spangler, Marian, mother-in-law, female, white, 74, widow, age at first marriage - 18, could read and write, born VT, father born VT, mother born England, spoke English

Note written in margin: No. 49 is a lodger with Family No. 75, Line 98, Sheet 8.  Is Mr. Trout's mother-in-law.

1930 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Pilot Grove Township, page 185B
line #98, enumerated April 10, 1930, dwelling #75

Trout, Allen E, head, renter, [no entry for monthly rental], owned a radio, lived on a farm, male, white, 57, married, age at first marriage - 21, could read and write, born IL, father born OH, mother born IL, spoke English, farmer, general farm, whether a veteran of the U.S. military or naval forces mobilized for any war or expedition - no, farm schedule 53

Lena B, wife, female, white, 53, married, age at first marriage - 17, could read and write, born IL, father born IL, mother born VT, spoke English

Note in margin: See 7a, L 49.

 

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