Sterling Gazette, Sterling, IL
July 10, 1900
DEATH OF THOMAS GLASSBURN
Well Known Old Settler of Hahnaman
was Buried Wednesday.
Tampico NEWS: Thomas Glassburn,
one of our oldest and most highly respected
citizens, passed away at about
2 p. m. Tuesday after a short sickness
of a complication of diseases.
Mr. Glassburn was only taken sick
one week previous to his death with
acute gastritis with his age and condition
of his heart soon claimed him.
He had been up and dressed nearly
every day except the first day he was
sick, and up to within an hour of his
death he was feeling stronger and was
thought to be getting better.
Mr. Glassburn was born at Galopolis,
Ohio, on April 25, 1832, being sixtyeight
years old on his last birthday.
He was married in 1856 to Miss Mary
E. Barrows [headstone reads Mary E Varian] of that place and came
here in the same year and settled on a
farm at Yorktown and lived there until
1862, when he bought a farm in Hahnaman,
at which place, he resided until
1873, when he moved with his family to
Tampico, where he has made his home
Mr. Glassburn met with an accident
in 1871, while working for the railroad
company in the sand pit east of town.
He was hurt on a scraper which he fell
onto and which broke his leg. Since
then he has never been able to do
There are two children left to morn
his loss. Mrs. Sadie Harrison and
Miss Mary Glassburn. Mrs.Glassburn,
his wife, died two years ago last November.
The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon
from the house on Main street
and the remains were interred in the
family lot in the Tampico cemetery,
-where he has a father, mother and two brothers,
buried. Mr. Glassburn also
leaves a brother, John W., and two sisters,
Mrs Sarah A. Bagley of West
Fork, Dak., and Mrs. McCorley, who
resides in Ohio. The family have the
sympathy of the entire community in
this their hour of sad bereavement.