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Mr. John Thomas Glass

Originally Published in the Emmitsburg Chronicle March 11, 1921

Mr. John Thomas Glass a well known and respected citizen of Emmitsburg, after an illness of one day died at his home on East Main St., Wednesday afternoon. Although Mr. Glass had not been feeling well for sometime he attended to his regular duties until Tuesday morning when he complained that he would be unable to start out and during the day a physician was called who found Mr. Glass in a serious condition. He grew weaker and did not make any gain until the end came Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. Glass was 73 years of age and had lived in Emmitsburg all of his life, being of an unselfish disposition, looking out for the welfare of others and never found wanting to lend a willing hand when the time came. He was much devoted to his work around the church and cemetery and as his pastor, Rev. J. O. Hayden, C. M., expressed it "his place will be hard to fill."

Mr. Glass was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the first Maryland Regiment, Company C. With the death of Mr. Glass the ranks of the Grand Army men in this section are gradually dwindling.

The funeral of Mr. Glass will take place Saturday morning from his late residence on East Main street with a requiem mass at St. Joseph's Church, Rev. J. O. Hayden, C. M.. the pastor officiating. Interment will be in the Church cemetery, kept so well by Mr. Glass the number of years he was in charge. He is survived by his wife, three sons—Mr. Frank Glass, Waynesboro, Mr. Paul Glass, Gettysburg and Mr. John Glass, Frederick; Mrs. John Sisk, Hagerstown, Mrs. James Marks, Benderville, Mrs. E. I. Spahr, Carlisle, Mrs. Harper L. Spahr, Newville, Pa. One sister, Mrs. Joseph Rider, Emmitsburg.

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