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GLANDON, William Robert Neal


Posted By: Jim Almquist (email)
Date: 10/13/2006 at 19:00:29

William Robert Neal GLANDON
William R. Glandon has passed the 84th milestone on life's journey, but is a most active man, enjoying in a large degree his physical faculties, respected and valued by citizens of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where he is now residing, and enjoying a well earned rest.

His parents were William Glandon and Mary Peacock Glandon. William R. Glandon of this review, aquired his education in dirstrict schools of Harrison Co., Ohio and after putting aside his text books, remained with his father and assisted him in the work of the home farm, until he was more than 21 years of age, when he married and started out on his own account. On Oct. 6, 1842, Mr. Glandon married Miss Phoebe Romans, who was born September 26, 1821 and died January 23, 1848. In their family were three children; (1) Athonisa Julia, (Huff) deceased. She and her husband both died within twenty minutes of each other, both ill with Malaria Fever, she had thirteen children. (2) Owen Dormit, was born August 8, 1846 and resides at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. (3) Joseph Alva the youngest resides in Mexico, Missouri and has six children.

February 5, 1850 Mr. Glandon again married, his second union being to Mrs. Nancy Atkinson, born in Washington Co., Pa. 1816 and bore the maiden name of Nancy Thomas. She died March 1854. By this marriage there were three children: (1) Alyra married William Arnold and had seven children. Mary Catherine Cupp, the second child is the widow of Valentine Cupp and resides in Fairfield, Iowa, here children number eight. The third child died in infancy.

The third marriage of Mr. Glandon occurred August 21, 1856 to a Miss Sarah Beatty. There was one child born of this union, but died at the age of three months.

From the time of his first marriage in 1842 until 1850, covering a period of eight years, Mr. Glandon was engaged in farming in Ohio. He then purchased a farm in Pennsylvania, where he successfully carried on general agricultural pursuits until 1865. He then came to Iowa, settling near Winchester, Van Buren Co., where he purchased a good tract of land, devoting his attention to it's further development until 1876. In that year he took up his abode in Middletown, Demoines Co., Iowa, where he operated until 1891, when he sold out and since lived retired, making his home in Mt. Pleasant. In his work he was energetic and industrious and his labors were crowned with a gratifying measure of success, bring him the handsome competence that now enables him to rest from further business cares and enjoy the fruits of his former toil. In politics he has always been a earnest democrat, believing firmly in the principle of the party and while living in Middletown he served as Justice of the Peace for five years. He has also fulfilled the offices of school inspector, road supervisor and Judge of Elections. He and his wife are devoted members of the Presbyterian Church, in which he has served as Elder for thirty years, often a delegate to the general assembly. He resides near the fairgrounds where he has one acre, having invested his property in mortgages and during his residence in Mt. Pleasant he has gained many warm friends who esteem him for what he has accomplished. William Robert Glandon parted this life in November 11, 1909.**
** "A Bit of Glandon History, as contained in the History of Henry County, Iowa 1906". sent by Keosauqua Genealogical Library, Iowa.


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