ANOTHER PIONEER GONE
John Glaspey, Well-Known Citizen of Pullman,
Has Passed to the Great Beyond
John Glaspey, one of the pioneers and best known men of this section died at the family home near Pullman Thursday morning, Oct. 7.
He was born in the state of Pennsylvania on May 23, 1830, and died t his home four miles northwest of Pullman, Wash., October 7, 1909, at 10:50 p.m. He was, therefore, 79 years, 4 months and 14 days of age.
When he was yet a lad his parents removed from Pennsylvania to Michigan. The family remained there until the death of the father, after which they went to Indiana.
In 1859 he was married to Sarah R. Woodward. Three children were born to this union; Mrs. Sarah Doty, of Sebastopol, Cal., Mrs. Ida Doty, of Kamiah, Idaho; and John Glaspey, of Danville, Ind.
When the civil war commenced, our subject entered the army enlisting March 11, 1862, in the 128th Ohio Infantry. He continued in active service of his country until June 2, 1865, at which time he was granted an honorable discharge.
In 1866 he was converted, coming into that blessed experience at Beaver Lake, Newton County, Indiana. Since that time he sustained active relations to the church, serving as a class leader at different times. Of late years positive infirmities prevented his being active.
It is a noteworthy fact that the first sermon delivered by a Methodist itinerant in this immediate region was delivered in the home of Brother Glasby.
On May 31, 1868, he was wedded to Miss Frances Hamilton in Indiana. This union was blessed with four children, all of whom, with the wife and mother, survive him. The children are Lilly, Adam of Kamiah, Idaho; Walter, and Elmer, both of Pullman.
Brother Glaspey was one of the very first settlers in this district. He came to Washington in 1878. The first year was spent in the vicinity of Walla Walla at the expiration of which he came to Whitman County. He filed on a homestead about one-half mile from the present city limits.
Strange though it may seem, there was but one habitation within what are now the corporate boundaries of Pullman.
We lay this worthy pioneer and Christian excellent citizen to rest in the glorious hope of immortality.
Pullman herald. (Pullman, W.T. [Wash.]), 15 Oct. 1909.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
transcribed by Kerry
Came west by wagon train in 1876 and settled in Pullman, WA.
Married Francis M Brown in 1868, his second wife and had 2 daughters that married William Doty's sons.
llinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920
Name: Francis Margaret Brown
Marriage Date: 31 May 1868
Marriage Place: Kankakee, Illinois, USA
Spouse Name: John Glaspey
Contributed by Jeanne
Francis Margaret Hamilton Glaspey
1836–1914 (m. 1868)
128th OH. INF.
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