W. S. Glover
Biography

From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 561-562, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
  W. S. Glover, of Beardstown, was born about thirty years ago at Winnemac, Indiana, and was there reared and partly educated, but desiring to improve his knowledge of books he attended a college at Valparaiso, Indiana. Upon completing his course there he became a telegraph operator there, working in the city of his birth for some time and later at Logansport, Indiana, for the Pittsburg, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad. He remained here three years and then went to Nickerson, Kansas, in a similar position on the Santa Re road. He was in active service there as a train dispatcher until he came to Beardstown and the Quincy system, February, 1882. Like most railroad men, he has since that time seen very active service. Mr. Glover's personal appearance and jovial manner are sufficient to make friends for him everywhere. He comes of a respectable line of ancestry, who date their first settlement in this country prior to the Revolutionary war. His grandparents lived and died in Ohio, where his father, Samuel Glover, was born, at Portsmouth, Ohio. He came to Winnemac when young and there became a successful mechanic, and was thus engaged when the Rebellion broke out. He enlisted in the Eighty-First Indiana Infantry, but was transferred later to the Ninth Indiana Cavalry, and continued in the service for three years, seeing much hard fighting. He was neither captured nor wounded, but he contracted a terrible camp malady, from the effects of which he died in 1866. He married in Winnemac, Indiana, Hannah Hawes, of Kentucky, who had been brought to Indiana by her parents in the '40s, where they lived and died, respected by all. Mrs. Hannah Glover is still living, and is very active in spite of her fifty-seven years, and makes her home with her son, W. S. Glover. She is a Christian lady and has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for years.
  September 5, 1886, Mr. Glover received the promotion of chief train dispatcher for the St. Louis & Rock Island Division of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, affecting 285 miles of line and railroad and places him over several men. His energy and fidelity to business is what brought him this promotion.
  While in Nickerson, Kansas, Mr. Glover met and married Sarah Van Arnsdale, a leading lady of that place. She received a practical education in Ohio, that being her place of nativity. She has no children, but is known as a worthy wife and kind neighbor, and she and her husband take an interest in bettering humanity. They affiliate with no particular church creed. They are interested in everything that benefits Beardstown, and have recently built a fine residence with all modern improvements in the best part of the city. Mr. Glover is a sound Republican, and is interested in local politics. He is a prominent member of Beardstown Lodge, No. 107, Knights of Pythias, and has filled all the chairs.




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