25 Jul 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Andrew T. Glassburn, cashier of Tampico Bank, in the village of Tampico, is the junior member of the firm of J.W. Glassburn & Son. He was born Oct. 4, 1856, in Gallia Co., Ohio, and was four months old when his parents came to Illinois. He was a pupil in the first school-house built at Tampico, where he obtained an elementary education. He has acquired a knowldge of businessmethods by experience and conducts his banking operations by a thorough banking system. On becoming of age he engaged in his father's employ as book-keeper on a salary, but the latter, recognizing the value of his abilities gave him a half interest in his business relations, which he has greatly increased in extent. He continued in the grain business with his father until February, 1885, when he bought W.W. Craddock's interest in the bank established by Glassburn & Craddock, in May 1882, and became cashier of the same. Mr. Glassburn's marriage to Viva Smith took place Sept/. 10, 1878. Her parents, A.M. and Laura (Badgley) Smith, were formerly farmers in Tampico Township. Her mother died in 1879. Her father lives in Brown Co., D.T., with other children. He is 57 years of age. Mrs. Glassburn was brought up in Tampico, where she received her education. Asa C., born May 18, 1880, is the only child of the family. Mr. Glassburn is a Democrat of decided type, He has served as Village Trustee and as President of the Board. With his wife, he belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church and is a Trustee of the Society.