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Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, March 11, 1954
GEORGE T. GLOVER, HOLYOKE PIONEER, SUCCUMBS AT 89
George T. Glover, well known and highly esteemed Holyoke and Phillips County pioneer, died last Thursday afternoon at the Phillips County Hospital. He was 89 years old.
Mr. Glover suffered a stroke at his home about 8:00 o'clock in the evening on February 25 and was taken to the hospital immediately. He did not regain consciousness and passed away at 1:00 p.m. last Thursday, just one week after he was stricken.
Funeral services were held at the Holyoke First Church of Christ at 2:00 o'clock Monday afternoon, with Rev. Donald Hurley, pastor of that church, officiating. Interment was in Holyoke Memorial Park. The Lewis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
George Thomas Glover, one of 11 children of Thomas N. and Martha Baker Glover, was born at Beetown, Wisconsin on September 25, 1864. He came to this community with his parents in 1886, when he was 22 years old. He and his father filed homestead claims on the section of land on which Holyoke is now situated.
Mr. Glover later spent some time in the mining camps around Leadville, Colorado, but returned to Phillips County in 1892 and settled on a homestead southeast of Holyoke. This was his home for 47 years.
On February 4, 1904, Mr. Glover was united in marriage with Flora Norris at the Holyoke Presbyterian church. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harmon of Holyoke were married at the same time, the double ceremony being performed by Rev. Parker. The Glovers and Harmons celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversaries together last month.
Mr. Glover became a member of the Presbyterian church February 13, 1916, and later transferred his membership to the local Presbyterian church. He was an active member of the congregation for many years.
Mr. and Mrs. Glover established their home on the ranch southeast of Holyoke immediately after their marriage and reared their family there. They moved to Holyoke 15 years ago, in 1939. A son, Dale Glover, and his family now reside on the home ranch.
Mr. Glover played a part in the establishment of Holyoke as a town and in the development of the rural area. Among other things, he helped drill the first well within the city limits of Holyoke, saw the railroad go through and watched the first buildings go up.
Surviving Mr. Glover are his wife, Flora J. Glover; four children, Gladys, Mrs. Paul Bruchez, Manhattan Beach, California, Hazel, Mrs. Max Starbuck, Vivian, Mrs. G. Blaine Scott, and Dale Glover, all of Holyoke; two step-children, Elva, Mrs. A.M. Thomas, Denver, and D.M. Norris, Riverside, California; one brother, Harry Glover, Simi, California; three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Pence and Mrs. Fred Logan, Simi, California and Mrs. Clara Newby, Whittier, California; 17
grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, and a number of other relatives. He was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister, and one son, George J. Glover, who passed away on October 19, 1951.
Among those from away who were here for the funeral were Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Bruchez, already mentioned, and the following; Mrs. Anna Jackson, Akron; Mrs. Grace Coates, Mrs. Etta Freedman, Russel Coates and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Coates, Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coates, Willard; Mrs. Melvin Owens, Merino; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Davis and daughters, Loveland; Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Davis, Wheatland, Wyoming; Mr. and Mrs. George Berg, Greeley; Cleve Glover, Denver; Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Harmon, Monte Vista, and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Davis,
George T. Glover