JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Dr. Thomas B. Glazebrooks

Dr. Thomas B Glazebrooks, life long resident of Spring Garden, died at his 
home there Friday.  Dr. Glazebrooks was born February 23, 1863 and was 
71 years, 9 months and 14 days of age.

He is survived by his widow, and two sons, Otis Glazebrooks of Alton, 
Lee Glazebrooks, residing here; three daughters, Mrs Lottie Jones of 
Barnsdall, Okla., Miss. Nitah Sweeten and Mrs. Lova Farmer, residing here.  
He is also survived by three brothers, Joe Glazebrooks of California, 
George Glazebrooks of Takoma, Washington and Harry Glazebrooks of Danville; 
and two sisters, Mrs Anna Hall of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Louise Laird of Calif.

The Glazebrooks have been prominent in the affairs of this community, from 
its early pioneer settlement up to the present time.  Dr. Glazebrooks was 
the son of Joseph Glazebrooks who is remembered by our older citizens.  
Dr. Glazebrooks served in the quartermaster department in Cuba during the 
Spanish American War.  He always took interest in handling stock and some 
years ago took a weterinary course and prepared himself for that profession.  
His services were in demand to such an extent that he had built up an extensive 
practice.

Dr. Glazebrooks in early life took an active interest in he political affairs 
of his community.  He  voted all his life after reaching his majority in Spring 
Garden precient-a period of fifty years.  He was a life long Democrat and held 
various local offices amoung them commissioner of highways.  He took a great 
interest in road building and during his official tenture, kept the highways 
under his jurisdiction in a state of efficiency.

Dr. Glazebrooks was always ready to respond to the needs of his fellow man.  
It has been said by those who knew him best, that no man in Spring Garden Township 
has set up with as many sick people as he.  In spite of bad weather, muddy roads 
or the darkness of the night, he was always ready to minister to those in trouble, 
illness or misfortune.  He was a good man in his family and was always ready to 
provide for their comfort and happiness.

In the death of Dr. Glazebrooks, the community has lost a good neighbor and a 
useful citizen.

Funeral was held at the Ina Free Will Baptist Church, Sunday at 11 a.m., 
conducted by Rev. Roshier Spurlock.  The obituary was prepared by  A. N. Turner.  
Burial followed at the Kirk Cemetery.



Source: Unknown Newspaper Clipping
Date: 1934
Submitted by: Jerry A Marse
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