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Glazerbrook, Wesley Family


Posted By: Mary H. Cochrane, Volunteer
Date: 7/17/2019 at 17:55:40

The Wesley Glazebrook Family
"Reflections of Grand River, Iowa 1881-1981"
Clarke Pub. Co. Osceola IA. 1981.

Vern Glazebrook, son of Wesley and Emma (Lawrence) Glazebrook was born Sept. 2, 1897, in Decatur County. When he was a small boy, he and his family moved to Ill. for a few years, later moving back to Decatur Co. On Oct. 10, 1917, he married Vera Metts, daughter of Frank and Jennie Metts. Vera was born Aug. 26, 1899. Vern and Vera both went to school in Decatur County. At one time, they both attended school at Dunham School in Sand Creek community. They had three children, Kenneth, who married Shirley Irwin; Cecil, who married Harland Adams; and Russell, who married Toni Tucker.

Vern and Vera farmed the early years of their marriage, later moving to Osceola where he worked for REA several years. They then moved to Indianola where he was employed with Laverty Seed Farms in industrial crop spraying. He, also, was in the military service for awhile during WW II. He entered service two days before his youngest son, Russell, also left for Navy duty. On their retirement they moved back to their home in Osceola where they both worked for Leisure Manor Nursing Home.

Vern died June 21, 1971, and is buried in Grand River Cemetery. Vera lived in Osceola until Aug. of 1976 when she bought a house in Grand River, where she now lives near her daughter and son-in-law, Cecil and Harland Adams.

James Wesley Glazebrook eldest child of Joseph and Ellen Glazebrook was born March 28, 1870. He grew to manhood in Ringgold County and on April 21, 1895, was married to Emma Lawrence. To this union ten children were born: Zora, Vern, Clyde, Edna, Archie (Barney), Maggie, Wayne, Ruby, Sylvia and Floyd (Bud). They farmed in Ringgold and Decatur Counties. They spent three years in Henderson County in Illinois. They came back to Iowa and farmed until 1937 when they retired and moved to Murray. In April, 1955, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with all ten children present.

Wesley passed away January 4, 1959. Emma passed away June 5, 1966. Both are buried in Murray Cemetery. In 1980 their children are all living except two sons, Vern and Wayne.

Copied from "Reflections of Grand River, Ia. 1881-1981" by Stacey McDowell Dietiker, May 29, 2001


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