|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1903|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 1921|
Glenn Rodeffer, aged eighteen, son of Hugh L. Rodeffer, and one of the finest and most promising young men in Loudoun county, was drowned, while bathing in the Potomac river, near Brunswick. His mother was Miss Elgin of Leesburg, sister of Arthur and T. L. Elgin, of this town.
Young Rodeffer was on a rock in the river with four other boys. He could swim but very little and none of the others, is an expert. He slipped or in some way fell into the water about fifteen feet deep. One of his companions went to his recue, but was unable to help him. His body was recovered after a short time, probably not more than fifteen minutes. Dr. Householder of Lovettsville was summoned immediately, using every effort to restore life and working for several hours to revive him, but with no results. He was taken to the home of his parents late the same evening.
The funeral was held on Wednesday and the entire community attended to express its profound sympathy with the family, and sorrow for the loss it incurred in young Rodeffer's death.
Six of the members of his Sunday school were pallbearers, and other members carried the masses of flowers with which friends had sought to convey some comfort. The interment was in the cemetery adjoining the Lutheran church.
Just developing into manhood, he was universally liked, trusted and admired, model son and giving every promise of becoming a valuable citizen, and his untimely death is not only a grief to his own family, but a loss to the entire community and county.
Staunton News-Leader Wed Jul 20, 1921 (originally published in Loudoun Mirror
The above thanks to Marlin Diehl.
Hugh Latimer Rodeffer (1868 - 1952)
Margaret Elizabeth Elgin Rodeffer (1869 - 1956)
Glenn Elgin Rodeffer (1903 - 1921)
Margaret Alice Rodeffer Westfall (1905 - 1998)*
Mark Hamilton Rodeffer (1907 - 1988)*
Lovettsville Union Cemetery
Plot: C Lot 120 Site 1
Created by: Betty Frain
Record added: Oct 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42962905