|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1815|
|Death: ||May 7, 1900|
Known as "Captain Billy Glenn" for being Captain of a Wagon Train to California
William was a Pioneer of Iowa and Oregon
["Home to Glory" by Mary Eva FRENCH Davis, Page 43]
William moved to Crawford County, Indiana (near Wickliffe) when he was one year old. Here he grew into manhood. William and Maria moved to Jefferson County, Iowa (near Fairfield) in 1838. In 1843, they moved to Marion County, Iowa.
In 1852, he made a trip to California, being Captain of a Wagon Train, and from then on he was known as Captain Billy Glenn. The following year he returned to Iowa. In 1859, he went to Denver with four wagon loads of miners and returned to Council Bluffs, Iowa, with one ounce of Gold dust, the first taken to that place from Denver. The following spring he returned to Denver with four wagon loads of provisions and took the goods to Gregory Landing -- 40 miles west of Denver. In 1861, he went to Breckenridge, Colorado, where he engaged in the merchandise business.
Later in the same year, he started for the State of Oregon and settled in Union County near Summerville. In 1863, he freighted from Umatilla Landing to Idaho City and continued in that business until 1865. In 1865, he was a Juror in the first Court held west of the Dalles. In 1870 he came to Glennville, Oregon, and when Vale was founded, he moved there. He served two terms as Commissioner of Baker County from 1876 to 1880.
William was a Pioneer of Iowa and Oregon. The town of Pleasantville, Marion, Iowa was surveyed by Sanford Doud August 1, 1849. Land upon which it now stands was owned by William S. Glenn.
["Home to Glory" by Mary Eva FRENCH Davis, Page 44]
From His Obituary:
"No man in Malheur County had more friends than William S. Glenn. He gave away a fortune assisting the needy and at all times his purse was open to the deserving. In personal life he had qualities that had given him a high and well deserved reputation. He was a citizen of the highest character and all in this county and wherever he was known will ever mourn his death."
The funeral was held from the Court House with Rev. P.E. Phelps delivering an eloquent eulogy. (The new Court House at Vale was dedicated February 13, 1960.)
James Glenn (1776 - 1844)
Susan Land Glenn (1780 - 1832)
Maria Yates Glenn (1815 - 1849)*
Nancy Cordelia Beckwith Glenn (1831 - 1909)*
Emma Alice Glenn Wells (1854 - 1932)*
William R. Glenn (1856 - 1887)*
Arthur Wellington Glenn (1859 - 1946)*
Franklin Byrd Glenn (1867 - 1953)*
Ida May Glenn (1876 - 1878)*
Thomas Walker Glenn (1810 - 1866)*
John Michael Glenn (1811 - 1880)*
James Land Glenn (1813 - 1875)*
William Stone Glenn (1815 - 1900)
Samuel Glenn (1818 - 1892)*
Jane Glenn French (1821 - 1911)*
Charity Glenn Vinson (1823 - 1897)*
David Stewart Glenn (1826 - 1858)*
Isaac L. Glenn (1829 - 1879)*
Maintained by: Leslie MITCHELL Smith
Originally Created by: Tony Larson
Record added: Oct 13, 2008
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