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Obits > A. J. Glassburn

TAMPICO TORNADO Januuary 11, 1923


Word was received here Wednesday morning that Mr. A. J. Glassburn had passed away at Kansas city from an attack of pneumonia with which he was stricken with while on a business trip to that place. No particulars as to the funeral arrangements have been received as yet only that the body was taken to Sedalia Wednesday and that the funeral part was and that a night letter would follow.


January 18, 1923


Funeral Services of the Late A. J. Glassburn Held Saturday Afternoon

The funeral services of Albert J. GLASSBURN, a farmer resident and business man of this place were held at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends who came to pay the last tributes of respect to one high in their esteem.

The remains reached here from Sedalia Friday forenoon and were taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. A. FERRIS where they reposed until the time of the funeral, surrounded by one of the largest displays of floral tributes ever seen in this place.

The services were in charge of Rev. GABLE assisted by Rev. COBB and interment was in the family lot in Tampico Cemetery. Messrs. R. F. NELSON, C. E. SHERE, R. F. WOODS, F. A. BREWER, H. E. CAIN, and J. M. OLSSON acted as pall bearers.

Mr. GLASSBURN  was prominent in business circles while a resident of this place and was always ready to do his part in any movement for the good of the community.He held office as a member of the Village Board for a number of years as well as other positions of trust and responsibility and was of a genial, friendly disposition which made him many close and enduring friends.

***** OBITUARY *****

Albert J. GLASSBURN was born in Hahnaman, Illinois, Aug. 28, 1877. The years of his childhood youth and young manhood were spent in their community where hosts of friends respected his life and today mourn what, from earthly vision, seems an untimely departure.

Nearly five years ago he terminated ********************        ************************* he had served ***** for a number of years, and with his family left for Sedalia, Mo. to supervise the Missouri Egg and Poultry Company, becoming Vice President and Manager of this nationally know commercial institution. His remarkable success in both the Tampico and Sedalia projects is attributable to a combination of ability, integrity and studious application to his life vocation.

Mr. GLASSBURN was joined in marriage to Miss Cora BRAINARD (sic) of Tampico, Illinois June 9th, 1897. Of this young couple it might be said "Two mornings met, making doubly resplendent life's beautiful day." For nearly a year they resided on a farm, from which they moved to the village. The children, Gertrude, Evelyn, Louis, Howard and Wade, completed this gifted home. Little Howard lingered only seven months, a heavenly bult to be transplanted in god's fair Garden 'ere the bud had fully opened its redolent petals. Also Miss Evelyn, three years ago passed from the brief sweet morning of this life to the youth hood of Eternal Day.

Two sisters, Mrs. A. FERRIS of Tampico and Mrs. Ina FERRIS of Sterling and three brothers, Messrs. J. P. and Glenn of Tampico and J. L. of Amboy ****** the deceased.

Mr. GLASSBURN died of pneumonia with which he was stricken on December 30th while en route to Kansas City on a business engagement. He had previously been indisposed for several weeks but was able to attend to his business affairs until this date.

His congenial disposition led him into several fraternities and he occupied high rank  in the Masonic Order being a member of the Blue Lodge of Tampico, and of the Knights Templar of Sedalia. The latter conducted a Memorial Service in his honor in the Masonic Temple before the family, with the body, left for his native home. Services were held in the Methodist church of Tampico on Saturday afternoon. Hundreds came to pay their respects to their former neighbor and friend. Banks of beautiful flowers filled the entire front of the church, whispering with silent eloquence the finest tribute. Duets were sung by Mrs. F. A. BREWER and Mr. Homer TURNER. The pastor spoke on the "Unknown Guest." A large body of Masons from various places pronounced their tender obsequies at the grave of their departed brother. Mrs. GLASSBURN and children, will return to Sedalia the latter part of this week. - George Gable.


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Deceased was one of the best known and most successful business men of this city and during his residence in Sedalaia had made a legion of friends. He was a member of the Knights Templar of Sedalia, the Blue Lodge of the Masons at Tampico and the Mystic Workers, also of Tampico.

The body arrived in Sedalia at 3:10 Wednesday afternoon and was taken to the late home where a short funeral service was held Thursday morning after which the body was taken to the Masonic Temple where services were conducted by Rev. A. W. KOKENDOFFER, pastor of the First Christian church, under the auspices the Knights Templar. From the Temple the body was taken to Tampico for burial. (Sedalia Democrat)

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