Obit: Glass, Elmer (1877 - 1905)
Contact: Pat Phillips
----Source: Republican and Press, March 16, 1905, page 1, Neillsville, WI
Death of Elmer Glass
Elmer Glass died at the home of his mother, Mrs. C. E. Glass, Sunday forenoon, March 12, 1905, of consumption. His health had not been good for about two years, though he did not give up work entirely till last December. Elmer was born in Neillsville, Nov. 14, 1877, and has lived here all his life except two years, when he worked in Grand Rapids, Wis., and later during his service in the army. In 1896 he became a member of Co. A and from the first took an active interest in military matters.
In the spring of 1898, at the breaking out of the Spanish-American War he was mustered into the service of the United States with the other members of the company and served through the war. During the war he was promoted to corporal and was entrusted by Capt. Hommel with many important duties, which he performed faithfully and well. After the war he again reenlisted in Co. A as a private and has been a member almost constantly since. Jan. 5, 1901, he was made corporal and June 11, 1904, was promoted to sergeant. His enthusiasm for the company and interest in it never waned. While his strength held out he was an ambitious worker, helpful in the home and faithful in all his duties. About a year ago he became a member of the Presbyterian church where for years he had been a regular attendant. He was superintendent of the Sunday school and took an active part in all the church work and in the Christian Endeavor society. In the family, in the church and among his friends and comrades he will be sadly missed.
The funeral was held at the Armory Tuesday afternoon, Rev. T. C. Hill officiating. The funeral was under the auspices of Co. A, which attended in a body, the local G. A. R. and W. R. C. posts were also in attendance, the Neillsville Fire Company of which deceased was a member, and a large number of his fellow workers from the furniture factory. The large gathering of friends to do him final honors and the mass of beautiful flowers testified of the community's respect for the dead and its sympathy for the bereaved mother, brothers and sisters.
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