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TAMPICO TORNADO

Friday, May 26, 1911  1;3

DEATH OF GOOD WOMAN

Mrs. Albert J. Glassburn Dies Very Suddenly at Home of Her Son.

Death suddenly smote one of Tampico's pioneer citizens and removed the mother of a well known family of this community with terrible swiftness Tuesday morning about 11: 30 o'clock when Mrs. Albert Glassburn passed away at the home of her son, Glen W. three miles north of Tampico. Death was caused by a sudden stroke of apoplexy which came so swiftly about 10:30 o'clock that she could only place her hands to her head and say "Oh my head" and direct that Dr. Horner be called after which she was beyond medical assistance when the doctor arrived in his auto, and did not recognize relatives who hurried to the farm and her side in autos. The remains were brought to her home in Tampico the same afternoon of her death and reposed there until the funeral.

The funeral services will be held this (Thursday) morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Baptist church in Tampico, Rev. J. E. Sneed, the pastor officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in the Tampico cemetery beside the body of her late husband.

Mary J. Wood came from a family that has been prominent in Ohio state for years and was born in Gallia County, the home of the Glassburn family, on  April 29, 1842. Her girlhood was spent in that county and it was there that she was married to Albert J. Glassburn when nineteen on Sept. 26, 1861. Six years later in 1867, the couple came west and bought a farm in Hahnaman township east of Tampico where they resided for a number of years and where he died December 20, 1894. After his death she remained on the farm which she conducted very successfully with the assistance of her sons until about two years ago when she moved to Tampico and retired. Mrs. Glassburn joined the Baptist ******* ************* ************** has always been active in any good work that would that would help make the community better. She was essentially a good, pure woman and a helpful, loving mother who dearly loved her home and all its tender associations, bearing the burdens incidental to rearing a large family after the father had been called to his reward. That her labors were successful is evidenced by the fact that she leaves behind six children - four sons and two daughters, who are among the respected and successful citizens of this community. They are: John P., Albert J., Glen W., Joseph Leroy, Mrs. Ina Ferris, and Mrs. Albert Ferris. Three children are deceased. Two brothers and two sisters also survive, Jos. Wood, a circuit judge and Perry Wood a member of the former Spanish War Commission, both of Athens, Ohio. Also Lydia Hogg and Irene Hayes, sisters at Huntington, West Virginia.

The suddenness of her death makes the blow especially hard on the relatives and many friends of this good woman who will deeply mourn her loss.

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