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Elizabeth Ellen Stephens Glick
May 5, 1846–December 14, 1929
Another Pioneer Passes

The passing of another pioneer occurred last Saturday, when Mrs. Elizabeth Glick died at a hospital at Marshalltown, Iowa, following a siege of ill health. Mrs. Glick was past 83 years of age, and was well known in the Olin community, having spent about 75 years in the city and community.
The funeral services were conducted last Monday in the local Methodist church, with the Rev. M. W. McKinley, pastor of the church in charge. The burial was made in the local cemetery. Pallbearers were Gilbert Blayney, H. H. Freeman, Harry Miller, Simion Ballou, A. B. Miller, and Fred Lawson.
Following is the obituary as read at the services by Rev. McKinley:
"Elizabeth Ellen Stephens, daughter of Samuel and Betsy Stephens, was born in Elizabethtown, Hamilton county, Ohio, May 5, 1846.
"In early childhood she was bereft of both parents, and when six years old, was adopted by her uncle, L. Nathan Horr, which whom she came to Iowa in the early pioneer days of 1852, settling near Davenport, Iowa for a short time, and later locating near Olin, where she grew to womanhood.
"August 3, 1865 she also was united in marriage to William Henry Glick. They began housekeeping on the old home farm in Hale township, Jones county. To this union were born four children: one daughter, Mrs. Dora E. Freeman, Anamosa; three sons: John A., who died in 1921; Henry Marion, dying in infancy, and Harry M. of Olin.
"In 1916 Mr. And Mrs. Glick retired from the farm to the town of Olin to spend their declining years in a well earned rest from the arduous duties of farm life. Mr. Glick passed to his reward in 1920. Mrs. Glick continued to maintain the home with her son, Harry, until failing health compelled her to live with her daughter, Mrs. Dora E. Freeman, at Anamosa, until her removal to the hospital at Marshalltown, Iowa, where she passed away Dec. 14, 1929, at the age of 83 years, 7 months and 9 days."
Mrs. Glick has been a member of the Methodist church for forty years. She was known for her love of home life and for her generosity in thought, word and deed, giving much to others and to her church.

Submitted by: Chlona Hanken Hoppe

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