Obit: Glass, Lewis "Louis" J. (1847-1898)

Contact: Pat Phillips

Supposed to be Glass motto: "Luctor-Non Mergor" "I struggle, but I am not overwhelmed.") (1850 Fed. Census of Leominster places his birthplace as Charlestown, MA)

----Source: Republican and Press Neillsville, Clark County, WI 24 February 1898 pg. 5 (Thursday)

DEATH'S SUMMONS Lewis (Louis) J. Glass, an Old Resident, Passes Away.

One by one Death gathers its victims, claiming one, whom, when called hence, leaves aching hearts where once was a happy family. The news Saturday morning last of the death of Lewis J. Glass was startling to all. Mr. Glass had been ailing for some three weeks past, and Friday evening succumbed to the inevitable, the direct cause being neuralgia of the heart. Deceased was born in Leominster, Worcester county, Massachusetts, Feb. 20, 1847. At the age of eleven years he settled in Washington county, Wisconsin, where he remained until the year 1869, when he came to Neillsville, his late home. Here he resided, and for many years held the office of municipal justice. He was a member of Chas. G. Bacon Post, No. 48, G. A. R., having served in the late war in Co. H, 61st Ill. Vol., receiving an honorable discharge at the end of the service. He was also a member of Co. A, 3d Inf., W. N. G., for twenty years, and at the time of his death was chief clerk of the same. During the Hoard and Rusk administrations in Madison Mr. Glass held the position of clerk in the adjutants-general's office. In business transactions Mr. Glass was very precise, his books being kept in perfect order, and as a citizen he was all that any community could wish. He leaves a wife, seven children and other relatives to mourn. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon under the auspices of G.A.R. and W.N.G.

* * * [G.A.R. = Grand Army of the Republic] [W.N.G. = Wisconsin National Guard]



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