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Obits > 1900 - Fred Glassburn


Last Sad Rites Said at Home of Deceased's Father In Tampico
The remains of Fred Glassburn arrived in Sterling from Baden, Ind., Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, and were taken at once to his late home In Tampico. They were accompanied from Chicago by A. T. Glassburn, a brother of the deceased, and from this city by Mr. Glassburn and Arthur Aldrich.

The funeral services were held at the home of the father of the deceased, John W. Glassburn, Monday at 2 o'clock.

Interment was in the Tampico Cemetery.

A large number of out of town friends of the family were in attendance at the services.

There were many very beautiful flower arrangements.

March 27, 1900
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Body To Be Brought Back to Tampico and Funeral to be Held Monday Afternoon at 2 o'clock

Fred E. Glassburn of Tampico shot and killed himself at his room in the hotel at West Baden, Ind. Friday afternoon. A telegram to this effect was received by the postmaster of Tampico Friday evening. Thomas Glassburn, brother to Fred, left at once for West Baden and brought the body back to Tampico. The funeral was held at the family residence Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

He leaves besides his father, mother, two sisters, and brother, his wife, formerly Miss Nellie Aldrich of Tampico, and two children, both small.

The suicide comes as a shock to the entire community.

No cause can be assigned for the deed. Mr. Glassburn has not been in the best of health for some time and for the past six months has been despondent. He went to West Bade for medical treatment about a week ago. His business affairs were in the best of shape and he had no domestic trouble. He counted his friends by the hundred. Frederick E. Glassburn was born in Tampico thirty-two years ago and has resided there since that time, receiving his education in the Tampico schools. He embarked in the drug business in Tampico several years ago and has enjoyed a good trade. His business affairs were in the very best of shape. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in this.

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