History of Taylor County, Iowa: from the earliest historic times to 1910 by  Frank E. Crosson. Chicago, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1910
(transcribed by Linda Kestner: lfkestner3@msn.com)
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George W. Glassgow, a well known and successful farmer and stockman of Dallas township, was born in Taylor county, Iowa, on the 24th of October, 1870, his parents being William and Julia A. (Roberts) Glassgow.  The paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Glassgow, reared a family of eight children, namely: William, Charles, Samuel, David, James, Jack, Belle and Mattie.  Unto Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Roberts, the maternal grandparents of our subject, were born four children, as follows: Julia, James, Daniel and Warren. In the family of William and Julia (Roberts) Glassgow there were seven children: George W., Frank, Marion, John, William, Lola and Myra.
George W. Glassgow, whose name introduces this review, has devoted his time and energies to general agricultural pursuits throughout his entire business career and in addition to cultivating the cereals best adapted to soil and climate, he also deals in horses, mules and cattle, both branches of his business returning to him a gratifying annual income.  Energetic, enterprising and progressive, he well deserves the prosperity that has crowned his efforts.
On the 6th of February, 1891, Mr. Glassgow was united in marriage to Miss Ada Bramble, whose birth occurred in Taylor county on the 8th of October, 1872, her parents being James F. and Belle (Cobb) Bramble, natives of Ohio and Kentucky, respectively.  Her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bramble, had a family of eight children, namely: James, Alexander, Robert, George, Charles, John, Esther and Lizzie.  Mrs. Glassgow is one of a family of (page 598) five children, the others being as follows: Lizzie, Bertha, Pearl and Roy.  Mr. and Mrs. Glassgow are now the parents of three children: George Roosevelt, born January 15, 1903; James Albert, whose birth occurred on the 19th of September, 1905, and Alfred, born September 3, 1909.
In his political views Mr. Glassgow is a stanch republican, while his religious faith is indicated by his membership in the Methodist church.  Having spent their entire lives in this county, both he and his wife are well and favorable known here and have gained the warm regard and esteem of all with whom they have been associated.