Lillian Belle “Belle” <I>Gleason</I> Hormel

Lillian Belle “Belle” Gleason Hormel

Blooming Prairie, Steele County, Minnesota, USA
Death 21 Mar 1946 (aged 78)
Bel Air, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 11776814 · View Source
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George and Lillian Hormel were married Feb. 24, 1892.
In George's thoughts about his wife, as recorded in his autobiography "Three Men and a Business."
"My wife had been a teacher in the Austin High School. Of New England descent, she brought into our partnership a love of music and books, rare sympathy and good sense, an understanding of human nature, and the great patience necessary to surmount the problems and uncertainties of our first years together. They were not easy years for either of us. They brought sickness and death, struggle and worry, the hard things to which flesh is heir. But for me they were made endurable by her never-failing help in any capacity in which she could serve. Like Father, she believed that the test of love is what we are willing to do for others, and, like him, she was never afraid of the test."

Daughter of Henry and Jane Elizabeth (Bough) Gleason, wife of George Albert Hormel. Mother of Jay Catherwood Hormel, the inventor of SPAM.

There are three other siblings:
Sister Laura M. Gleason Moulton b 1853 Aug 5 Hartford, Conn. d. 1923 July 14 Austin, Minn.
Brother Emerson J. Gleason b 1855 Sept 8 in Green, Wisc. d. 1947 Nov 11 in Evanston, Ill
Sister Marion L. Gleason b. 1857 Oct 20 in Wisconsin d. 1941 Dec in Austin, Minn.

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  • Created by: K.P.
  • Added: 18 Sep 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11776814
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lillian Belle “Belle” Gleason Hormel (29 Aug 1867–21 Mar 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11776814, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by K.P. (contributor 46787693) .