J.H. GLENN, and experienced bussiness man of Toronto, who is manager and buyer of the dry goods department of the well known department store of the John Francy Company, with which he has been connected since its organization, and for the last six years has been a member of the company, was born on a farm in Columbiana County, Ohio, August 25, 1852, a son of William and Louisa (Davidson) Glenn.
William Glenn was engaged in farming for many years, but finally sold his land and moved to East Liverpool, O., where his wife died, J. H. Glenn being at this time but thirteen years old. When he reached the age of eighteen years he left the home farm and worked at the carpenter's trade until he reached his majority, and at this time he was married and came to Toronto, where he has lived ever since, a period of nearly forty years. His first employment was with Hartford, Roberts and Company, where he was a clerk for a few years, and he then spent six years in the employ of May Brothers, of Steubenville, as clothing salesman, leaving this concern to connect himself with the John Francy Company. Mr. Glenn's services with large enterprise have covered a long perios, his twenty-fourth year ending in April, 1910, and he has been manager and buyer of the dry goods department for eighteen years.
Mr. Glenn was married to Miss Alice Ansley, of Columbiana County, Ohio, and two childred were born to this union: Blanche, who married H.S. Carey, of Steubenville, and has one son -- Robert Glenn; and Gertrude, who married Robert Rodgers, of Long Beach, Cal., and has two children--Alice and Elizabeth. Mrs. Glenn died June 23, 1897.
Mr. Glenn is a 32d degree Mason, a member of the Blue Lodge, member of Lake Erie Consistory, at Cleveland, O., the Lodge of Perection, the Prince of Jerusalem and the Rosecroix, having attained the eighteenth degree in Masonry. He was a member of the local town council for three terms. For a quarter of a century Mr. Glenn has interested himself in choral work, and he is now conductor of the choir of the United Presbyterian church, of which church he has been treasurer for more than eighteen years.