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Cedar Valley Times; Friday, July 28, 1916
Mrs. William & son Clark Glime

One of the most fearsome tragedies ever enacted occurred yesterday morning near Shellsburg when Mrs. William Glime and her son, Clark, were burned to death with the Glime home.

The surviving members of the Glime family are the husband and father and the five children of Mrs. Glime. The children are Vernon Glime, who is a conductor on the Interurban and lives in Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Irven Moulds, who resides on a farm north of Shellsburg; Mrs. Norman Inman of Estherville, Iowa; a daughter of La Porte City and the son Adonis, who resides at home.

Short funeral services were held over the remains of the mother and son this morning at 10 o'clock at Shellsburg from the undertaking parlors. The daughter, Mrs. Moulds, at some later date expects to have a service from her home for her mother and brother. Interment was in the cemetery at Shellsburg.

Among the Vinton relatives down for the service were Mrs. Bert Ludden, a cousin of Mrs. Glime and John Burk, who is also a cousin and Mrs. C.B. Peters and Ella Meskimen; nieces of Mrs. Glime. Mrs. Glime was a sister of L. Meskimen of this city and attended the birthday party last Sunday given for Mr. Meskimen. Mrs. Glime was 58 years of age and Clark was 21. For many years the family resided on a farm five miles north of Shellsburg but later moved to a place just at the north edge of the town.

The tragedy has cast a gloom over the community of Shellsburg. it is hard for the friends and relatives of the deceased to realize that the people whom they had known many years have perished in such a terrible manner. The Glime family has a host of friends and relatives about the county, these people join with the Times in offering sincerest sympathy to the bereaved father and brothers and sisters. It is the best we can do --offer a hand of sympathy--but it is little enough,-- would we could do more.

{Submitter comment: This obituary is extracted from a news item on the house fire published in the Cedar Valley Times July 28, 1916. There was conjecture abot the cause of the fire in the articles written about the fire. Little remained of the house by the time reporters arrived. Mr. Glime concluded at the time that the cause was a gas explosion. The son, Clark was determined to become an inventor and had achieved some success in that direction on small appliances before graduating from high school. On this day it was believed Clark had carried gas into the house where Mrs. Glime was baking in the kitchen. Both bodies were found there. It is now well known that fumes from gas in an enclosed area can be easily ignited by an open flame resulting in explosion and fire. Mrs. Glime was the former Jeanette Meskimen daughter of David and Martha Meskimen, early pioneers of Benton twp. She was a sister to Lewis Meskimen of Vinton, Mrs. Lyle Williams of Shellsburg and Mrs. William Hibler of Cedar Rapids. She married in Benton co. 24 Dec 1876 William Glime son of John Glime and Nancy [Berry]. Besides those mentioned in the article Mrs. Glime also was the mother of Edward and Evah who had died in infancy and her daughter Vanch Miller was unnamed in the item. Burial was in the family plot in Oakwood cemetery at Shellsburg.}
Submitted on November 10, 2001 by
Pat Sheldon,

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Vinton Eagle; Jan 15, 1873

John Glime

Died, at his residence, in Benton township, Benton county, December 12, 1872, Bro. John Glime, aged 44 years and one month

His sufferings were long and painful in the extreme, but through grace he was enabled to bear all with patience. His end was peace. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn their loss, but their loss is his eternal gain. The Lord comfort the widow's heart, and may the children heed the counsels of their departed father, and prepare to meet him in the bowers of bliss

R. W. Kaufman

{Submitter comment: I really have no idea who this individual is -- he shares a surname with another in my tree, but I don't know if they're related.}
Submitted on Jul 12, 2001 by
Mark Engledow,

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Waterloo (Iowa) Daily Courier; July 27, 1949
William N. Glime

VINTON--William N. Glime, 90, Benton county pioneer [died] Monday afaternoon afater a short illness at a Bemidji, Minnesota hospital; funeral Thursday at 2:p.m. in Shellsburg Presbyterian church; burial in Shellsburg cemetery. A resident of Benton county for 79 years, Mr. GLime was born near Shellsburg Nov. 20, 1858; had lived with his son in Minnesota the last 11 years, married Janet [is] Meskimen 22 Dec 1877; five children survive: Mrs. N. B. Inman, Estherville; Vernon Glime, Kelliher, Minn., Adonis GLime, Ten Strike, Minn., with whom the aged man lived; and Mrs. Vanch Miller and Mrs. Irvin Moulds, Shellsburg, and nine grandchildren. Mr. Glime was a member of the Presbyterian church and Masonic lodge.

Submitted on 21-Mar-2010 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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