Obit: Gleason, George W. (1834 - 1911)
Contact: Peter Fadden


----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 07/77/1909

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Gleason, George W. (11 APR 1834 - 21 JAN 1911)

Another old soldier and old settler answered the final roll last Sunday morning, when George W. Gleason was summoned. He had been confined to his bed about a week, but had been in feeble health for the past two years.

The deceased was born in Louisville, N.Y., April 11, 1834, where he grew to manhood, afterwards going to Governor, N.Y., where he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Hall, in Sept. 1861. His wife died about two years ago. Mr. Gleason enlisted as a private in Co. K., 16th N.Y. Vol. Infantry shortly after his marriage, and served till the close of the war.

The family came to Wisconsin in an early day and settled on the farm north of Humbird, Clark County, which has since been their home. To them were born four children, three of whom survive, George of South Dakota; Henry and Mrs. Anna Pierce of this town.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church on Wednesday afternoon, the sermon being preached by the pastor Rev. A. A. Marcy, and were attended by a large number of old settlers and pioneer friends of the deceased. The remains were laid at rest in the family lot in the Mentor Cemetery to await the sounding of the bugle on Resurrection Day.

Note: I sent to the Register of Deeds in Clark County and received back a copy of George W. Gleason's death certificate. It indicates George was born April 11, 1834. It lists his father as Everett Gleason, born in Vermont. It lists his mother as Hannah Donal (spelling?) born in NY State. This information was provided by Henry Gleason of Humbird per the death certificate. (Henry is listed as a son in George's obituary and George's property in Section 8 of Mentor Township subsequently shows Henry as the owner.) The date of death is 1/21/1911 and time of death is 8 PM. Cause of death is "senile decline." The Medical Certificate of death is signed by J.B. Rick, MD. on 1/24/1911.

I haven't yet determined if Everett is in my family tree. I've asked my aunt to see if she can make a connection based upon her research in the book of the Descendants of Thomas Gleason, (Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Gleason of Watertown, Ma., 1607-1909. Published by John Barber White from genealogy research of dead cousins and edited by Lillian May Wilson. Published in Haverhill, Ma. By the Press of the Nichols Print in 1909.) which is the line of my family.

1880 Mentor Township, Clark Co., WI Federal Census

George Gleason @46, b. NY, Farmer, Parents b. NY

Wife: Elizabeth @47, b. Canada, Keeps House, Father b. Scotland, Mother b. Canada

Dau: Hannah @12, b. WI, Student, Father b. NY, Mother b. Canada

Son: Henry @8, b. WI, Student, Father b. NY, Mother b. Canada



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