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William Glenn "Will" Lear
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1868
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 22, 1951
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

WILLIAM GLENN "WILL" LEAR was born on 3 Aug 1868 in Blair County, Pennsylvania, the son of Atwell and Hannah Hausenfluck Lear. According to family genealogist, Richard "Dick" Nixon of Tucson, Arizona, William G. Lear's full name was William Wallace Glenn Lear named after William Glenn who was listed in the household of his parents in the 1870 US Census.


In 1887, William Glenn Lear married Jane Ellen "Jennie" Burk daughter of Henry Burk and Elizabeth Barkheimer Burk.

According to the 1910 Census, Will and Jennie Lear were living in Frankstown, Blair, Pa.

Will and Jennie's marriage were blessed with the following children:

1)Herbert William Lear (3 Jan 1889-2 Apr 1946) m. Minnie Idelia Stiffler (1889-1971)
2)Pearl Elizabeth Lear (3 Mar 1890-21 Mar 1989)m. Reeder Emerson Williams on 26 Oct 1910
3)Myrtle Jesse Lear (24 Oct 1891-28 Dec 1985) m.Foster Alvin Megahan
4)Irene Violet Lear (16 Mar 1893-13 Jun 1944) m. Harry E. Rhine and lived in Cleveland, OH
5)Anna Emma Lear(1 May 1895-7 Aug 1984) m. Donald Krouse
6)Chester Earl Lear (12 Dec 1897-18 Feb 1898) died as an infant.
7)Effie Ora Lear (2 Jan 1900-2 May 1992) m. Theodore Albright
8)Goldie Marie Lear (24 Sep 1901-17 Dec 1962) m. Charles Davis
9)Sheldon R. Lear (26 Apr 1905-17 Oct 1998) died in Laguna Hills, Orange Co, CA m. Marie Rose - both buried in CA
10)Zelma Beulah Lear (24 Dec 1908-29 Aug 1994) m. George Wertner and was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park, Phoenix, Maricopa Co, Arizona.


According to William G. Lear's obituary (see copy of obituary on right side of this memorial) Will died at his home in Phoenix, Arizona where he had been making his home for the last 10 years of his life and was brought back home to Blair County, PA for his burial.
Family links: 
  John ATWELL Lear (1817 - 1893)
  Hannah Hosaflook Lear (1836 - 1920)
  Jane Ellen Burk Lear (1870 - 1949)*
  Herbert William Lear (1889 - 1946)*
  Pearl Elizabeth Lear Williams (1890 - 1989)*
  Myrtle Jesse Lear Megahan (1891 - 1985)*
  Irene Violet Lear Rhine (1893 - 1944)*
  Chester Earl Lear (1897 - 1898)*
  Sheldon Reynold Lear (1905 - 1998)*
  Zelma Beulah Lear Wertner (1908 - 1994)*
  Perry Joseph Bowman (1851 - 1930)**
  Mary Elizabeth Lear Sine (1851 - 1918)**
  Thomas Elias Lear (1856 - 1928)**
  Jeanette Ellen Lear Rooney (1862 - 1937)*
  Elizabeth Anna Lear Godfrey (1863 - 1948)*
  Joseph A Lear (1864 - 1893)*
  William Glenn Lear (1868 - 1951)
  Emma S Lear Over (1870 - 1913)*
  John Albert Lear (1873 - 1936)*
  Clara B Lear Carnell (1873 - 1901)*
  Edith MAY Lear Carnell (1876 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: JeMM
Originally Created by: AlG
Record added: May 09, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10933513
William Glenn Will Lear
Added by: JeMM
William Glenn Will Lear
Added by: AlG
William Glenn Will Lear
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In memory of Will Lear from his Shenandoah Valley of Virginia relatives.
- The VA Lear Ancestors
 Added: Feb. 2, 2012

- Lesa Pfrommer
 Added: Jul. 21, 2011

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