Lifelong Citizen Answers Call – Died October 30,1921
David Lauderdale Glass 86 years of age died at 5 o’clock Sunday morning at his home in Garland, following an illness of only a few days, resulting from a stroke of paralysis. He had been in feeble health for several months, but was very active and alert for a man of his advanced age. He was perhaps the oldest native citizen of Tipton County at the time of his death, and was a descendant of one of the earliest pioneers in West Tennessee, as well as Tipton County.
Mr. Glass was born in the vicinity of Covington, Tenn. on February 15,1836, and was a son of Samuel Glass, a pioneer citizen of Tipton County, who served as sheriff of this County a few years after it was organized under the state Constitution in 1823. The Mother of the deceased was a daughter of Nathan Hartsfield, in whose home, which was a short distance Southwest of what is now Covington, (at that time a wilderness) the first County Court of Tipton County, of which Hartsfield was one of the four members, met and organized as above stated, in the year 1823, and continued in office for several years during the earliest development period of the County.
In 1860 Mr. Glass married Miss Matilda Jane Roe. To this union one child was born, Mrs. John Calvin Kelley of Portageville, Mo. who survives him. During his youth he connected himself with the Shiloh Methodist Church and since the day of this conversation he had been a zealous and faithful follower of the cross. It can be truly said of him that his life was consecrated to the most sacred and uplifting causes of mankind. He was gentle in disposition, strong in character, and indulgent husband and father. Several orphan children were reared to manhood and womanhood in his home, sharing the advantages of it the same as though they were his own flesh and blood. His character was built upon a foundation of stone, which was for him his admiration, respect and esteem of those who knew him. His life will always be a influence for good in the community of which he lived.
Mr. Glass lived in the vicinity where he breathed his last breath all his life, with the exception of this city, returning to Garland thereafter to spend his remaining days among old friends, neighbors and his kindred. His death was a loss to the whole community.
The funeral was held at the Garland Methodist Church at 10:30 o’clock Monday morning, Rev. G. W. Tracey assisted by Rev. S.R. Hart, conducting the services in the presence of a large congregation of friends and relatives. The burial took place in Shiloh Cemetery after the funeral services.
He leaves a wife Mrs. Matilda Jane Glass, a daughter Mrs. John Calvin Kelley, of Portageville, Mo., several grandchildren and two Brothers, James, and J. N. Glass of Garland.
[The Covington Leader, Covington, Tenn., Oct/Nov 1921]
Name: David Lauderdale Glass
DOB: 15 Feb 1836
DOD: 30 Oct 1921
Father: Samuel Pierce Glass (1813-1862)
Mother: Grizanna Hartsfield Glass (1812-1874)
Spouse: Matilda Jane Roe Glass (1842-1930)
Daughter: Theodocia A Glass Kelley (1861-1924)
|Death Certificate No.:||3243-104|
|Name:||D. L. Glass|
|Date of Death:||15 Feb 1836|
|Age:||85 yrs. 9 mos.|
|Place of Death:||Garland, Civil Dist 12, Tipton County|
|Cause of Death:||Appoflexey [Apoplexy]; General Debility|
|Date of Birth:||Don’t Know|
|Place of Birth:||Tenn|
|Father’s Place of Birth:||Middle Tenn|
|Mother’s Place of Birth:||N. C.|
|Burial Place:||Shilo Cemetery|
|Burial Date:||Oct. 31, 1921|