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 George Gleason

George Gleason

Birth
Agency, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Death 12 Mar 1931 (aged 82)
Spencer, Clay County, Iowa, USA
Burial Spencer, Clay County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 100113766 · View Source
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George {Age 2} is recorded on the 1850 census at Wapello, Wapello County, Iowa
dwelling in the household of his parents.

Occupations - Farmer; Carpenter.

George and Mary married on 4 December 1868 in Cass County, Iowa.
They were the parents of;
John Clement, Louise Amanda, Bessie, Fred, Bertha, Mary Katherine.
The family is recorded on the 1870 census
at Pymosa, Cass, Iowa.

George {Age 81; Widower} is recorded on the 1930 census at Spencer, Clay, Iowa
dwelling with his daughter, Louise SMITH.

HISTORY OF CLAY COUNTY:
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George A. Gleason, who manifests a spirit
of unfaltering determination and unwearied industry in carrying on his farming interests in Logan township of Clay county, is a represent- ative of one of the early families of Iowa and
a direct descendant of General Putnam.
His parents, at an early date, located in this state; Clement one of the first to take up land in Wapello county. He belonged to that early generation of men who did not expect to make their way in life without having to overcome difficulties and hardships, and being a man inspired by a firm purpose and an aggressive spirit he soon converted the wild and unproductive prairie into fertile fields from which he reaped generous harvests. He was well known throughout the county and in his day did much toward advancing the general improvement of the township in which he spent his life.
G. A. Gleason acquired his education in the district schools and upon completing his schooling at the age of twenty years he was apprenticed to a cooper and carpenter, with whom he remained until he learned the trade. He then worked as a journeyman for five years, at the expiration of which time he began contracting and building on his own account; his previous experience well qualifying him for this step. He followed the business in Atlantic, Cass county; and, in
Coon Rapids, Carroll county, Iowa, and the undertaking proved quite successful.
In 1893 he came to this county and has since devoted his time to raising general crops. He has given much attention to his farming by way of making improvements and conducts
the occupation upon modern principles, also carefully studying the nature of the soil. He has been successful in so cultivating his crops as to approximate a maximum yield per acre and from year to year has been gradually adding to his prosperity.
Mr. Gleason's political views have always
been in accord with republican principles and, although he is not an active politician nor
does he aspire to hold public office, he takes considerable interest in elections and during campaigns uses his vote and influence in behalf of the candidates of his party.
He belongs to the Methodist Episcopal
church and Spencer Lodge, A. F. & A. M.
His life has been such as to merit the respect
of his fellowmen and by his honesty, uprightness and industry he has contributed much toward the upbuilding of the community of which he is a representative citizen.
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Son of Clement GLEASON
{born - 1808 at Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
died - 27 April 1888 in Cass County, Iowa
Occupations - Cooper; Farmer; Merchant}
and
Jane McDOWELL
{born - 1814 in North Carolina
died - 1877 in Cass County, Iowa}.
Married 6 November 1832
in Parke County, Indiana.


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  • Maintained by: guilt.grace.gratitude
  • Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100113766
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Gleason (10 Jun 1848–12 Mar 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100113766, citing Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Clay County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by guilt.grace.gratitude (contributor 48314289) .