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Maston Glazebrook (1873)


Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 7/16/2007 at 17:48:20

Winterset Madisonian
Thursday, August 08, 1873
Page 1


Sudden Death of M. Glazebrook – Large Funeral – Buried by the Masons.

Wednesday forenoon of last week our well known and generally respected citizen, Maston Glazebrook, left town in a covered buggy for Patterson. He was not well when he started and had been for quite a while, at times, complaining of a severe pain in his head. On the way to Patterson he mentioned several times that his head hurt him badly. Arriving there he went into the store of S. B. Catterlin, and in a few moments became quite sick. He rapidly grew worse and was carried to Mr. Catterlin’s house. He directed his wife to be sent for, but not expecting her to arrive before his death he sent her the message “not to grieve for him, for all was wel with him.” Shortly after he became delirious and died a little after five. His wife arrived before his death, but he could not recognize her. His death was caused by congestion of the brain.

Mr. Glazebrook was a Royal Arch Mason. As soon as Patterson could be reached by the morning train his body was taken in charge of by the fraternity. A metallic casket was procured and the remains brought to our city on the Thursday evening train. On Friday afternoon the body was committed to its long home. The religious ceremonies were conducted by Rev’s. McCaughan, Potter and Cozier, Mr. Potter preaching the sermon. The service around the grave was that of the Masonic order.

The funeral procession was large. First came the Odd Fellows, (of which order the deceased many years ago was a prominent member) then the Masons, the hearse, the mourners, a long line of carriages, hundreds of citizens on foot. In the Masonic ranks were delegations from St. Charles, Dexter and De Soto, besides a number of members of other lodges.

Mr. Glazebrook was one of the old settlers of the county. In 1855 he was elected School Fund Commissioner by the county, and he was Postmaster of Winterset during the Buchanan administration. He was a man with few, if any, enemies, and was much respected by all who knew him. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was active in all matters of religion and charity. His widow has the condolences and sympathy of the entire community.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Saturday, August 2, 1973
Page 3, Column 3


“In the midst of life we are in death”, has in the decease of Mr. Glazebrook proved true. In comparatively good health on Wednesday morning, he in company with C. W. Chapman went to Patterson to transact some business, and within seven hours of arriving there was a corpse.

He had for several days been complaining of a pain in the head, but nothing serious was anticipated. He remarked, before starting, that he had a severe pain in his head, and that believed a ride in the open air would do him good. Within three minutes of alighting from the carriage he was in the most intense agony, and soon became prostrate, so much so that his removal to a private house was thought imexpedient for a short time, when he was removed to the residence of Mr. R. Catterlin, and at once requested that his wife be sent for, that he was dying. He never spoke after that, and his sight vanished, being unable to see anything.

The physicians in attendance on him, Doctors Cherry and Campbell, say it was congestion of the brain, and an attack the most severe, as he lived less than seven hours after his first attack. No relative but his devoted wife was at his bedside when he departed. Immediately upon receipt of the news his relatives were sent or telegraphed for In Indiana, De Soto, Des Moines and other places. His sister, Mrs. David Mccarty, of Douglas Tp., didn’t receive the news of his sickness and death until late in the evening.

His remains arrived on the evening train of Thursday, and was immediately taken in charge by the Masonic fraternity, of which he was a member. On Friday at 4 o’clock P. M. he was buried, Rev. J. H. Potter, of the First Presbyterian Church, of which the deceased was a member, preaching an impressive sermon. The church was crowded, Mr. G. being a man much loved by all. The Masons conducted the ceremonies, which were rendered in an impressive manner.

The deceased was a man having no enemies, and who tried to live an exemplary, Christian life, being upright, honest, and prompt in his dealings. In his death this city has lost a good citizen and friend, and the widow and relatives a devoted husband and kind benefactor. They have the sympathy of an appreciative community.


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