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 William Wallace Gleason

William Wallace Gleason

Birth
Worthington, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 16 Apr 1918 (aged 76)
Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 100024137 · View Source
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William Wallace Gleason was living retired in Cheyenne at the time of his death, April 16. 1918, when he was seventy-six years of age. It was not until he reached the age of seventy-two that he put aside active business cares, having controlled important interests as secretary, treasurer and general manager of the Warren Live Stock Company.

He was born in Worthington, Hampshire county, Massachusetts, on the 5th of December, 1841, his parents being Darwin and Martha (Brewster) Gleason, the latter a descendent of ancestors who came to the new world as passengers on the Mayflower. The father was a farmer by occupation and engaged in the meat business. Both he and his wife have now passed away, the latter having died when her son, William Wallace, was yet a boy. He was the eldest in a family that numbered also seven daughters.

William W. Gleason was educated in the public schools and in an academy in the east and later spent but three months during the winter seasons in school, while in the summer he had to work, assisting his father and he continued in that line of work until he reached the age of thirty-five years. He became a member of the firm of D. Gleason & Son and he was on the meat wagon from the age of sixteen. On the 1st of July, 1883, he arrived in Wyoming and entered into partnership with Senator Warren in forming the Warren Live Stock Company, of which he became the secretary, treasurer and general manager. They operated extensively and successfully and Mr. Gleason was thus engaged until he reached the age of seventy-two years, when he retired. Although he was still quite active in his later years he left business cares largely to others.

On the 14th of December, 1870, Mr. Gleason was united in marriage to Miss Amelia H. Lyman, who died m 1877, leaving two children, Herbert Darwin and Ashley Lyman. On the 13th of October, 1880, Mr. Gleason was again married, his second union being with Julia Gould Severy, and they had one son, Frank Hubbard. The sons were associated with their father in business, acting as foremen of ranches, but they have now sold all of their interests in the cattle industry.

Mr. Gleason was a Protestant in religious faith. His political support was given to the republican party and he served as a member of the city council. He was ever deeply interested in the public welfare and gave his aid and cooperation to many movements looking to the benefit and upbuilding of city and state. He always abstained from the use of liquor and tobacco and was a well preserved man until the end. In his last years he enjoyed a well earned rest, his former activities having supplied him with all of those things which add to the comforts of life. His demise caused not only deep sorrow to the family but also widespread regret among his many friends, who sincerely appreciated his high qualities of character, and in him his community lost a stalwart, public-spirited citizen. His remains were interred at Hinsdale, Massachusetts.



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  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100024137
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Wallace Gleason (5 Dec 1841–16 Apr 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100024137, citing Hinsdale Cemetery, Hinsdale, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Member#47194125 (contributor 47194125) .