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Mary Jane Ireland Glenn
Mrs. Joseph Glenn
Once more we are called upon to mourn the death of one of our aged and beloved friends, sisters and mothers.
Olin is blessed with a number of mothers with silver locks, and who are ripe in years and experience and who so kindly cheer and advise we younger people. They are truly a great heritage. These are they who sanctify our town. While their years grow golden, our love grows deeper, and as they drop off as the ripening fruit ready for heaven, it makes heaven dearer and richer to our waiting souls. But with deep regrets we see them leaving the earthly house for a heavenly one. Our loss is their gain.
Mary Jane Ireland, daughter of James W. and Mahala Ireland was born March 9, 1837 in Tippecanoe county, Indiana, and departed this life February 16, 1916, aged 78 years, 11 months and 7 days.
She was one of a family of eighteen children—eight full brothers and sisters and eight half brothers and sisters and two step-sisters. All of her brothers and sisters, five of the half-brothers and sisters and one of the step-sisters are deceased.
She came from Indiana with her parents in 1854.
On the 2nd day of September, 1855, she was united in marriage to Joseph Marion Glenn, and they traveled along the highway of life together for fifty-five years, her husband having died September 8, 1910. To them were born seven children—James W., Francis M., of Jackson township; Margaret and Minnie deceased; Mrs. Clara Viola Platner, of Jackson township; J. C. and Mamie, who have been living at home with the mother. One grandson, Ralph Glenn, who sister Glenn took when he was a baby of six months, and raised him, also has remained at home until this time.
After their marriage they moved on a farm about three miles Northwest of Olin, and remained there three or four years, when they moved across the river to the farm known as the Glenn home or farm, where they lived until they moved to Olin in March 1897, where she has lived ever since.
She was transferred to the United Brethren church in Olin in the year 1897, and has remained a faithful member ever since, and as long as she was able, was found to be in her accustomed seat in the church.
For the past few years her health has been failing her, but has been able to be about the house until about two weeks ago, and failed fast until Wednesday morning, when her soul took its flight.
She leaves to mourn her departure, five children, eleven grandchildren, one half-brother, two half-sisters and one step-sister, besides a host of friends and relatives.
Mrs. Glenn was a hard working woman and remained very active in the duties of her home as long as she was able. She was a good mother and neighbor and loved, and was loyal to her church. She will be greatly missed in the home and in the church.
The funeral services were held in the U. B. church last Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Hobson, and the remains were interred in the Olin cemetery.

Submitted by: Chlona Hanken Hoppe

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