GLASS, Thomas Elisha
Merchant; born Lexington, Tenn., Aug. 5, 1874; Scotch-Irish descent; son of James W. and Sarah F. (Collins) Glass; father’s occupation merchant; paternal grandparents James W. and Elizabeth (Webb) Glass; maternal grandfather Elisha A. Collins, one of the old pioneer preachers of West Tenn.; educated West Tenn. College, Jackson, Tenn.; married Sallie Thomas May 8, 1871; member K. of P. and Red Men; in early life entered the mercantile business; was an accountant Brownsville, Tenn., several years, later became interested in the drug business, in which he was engaged twenty-three years; at present he is president of Jackson (Tenn.) Paint and Wall Paper Co., and engaged in general insurance business; member of the Baptist church, and was for more than 25 years superintendent of Baptist Sunday school, Brownsville, Tenn.; moved to Jackson in 1904, was made supt. of Sunday school of First Baptist church there, elected chairman of Finance Committee, also Deacon in same; was for a number of years Moderator of Big Hatchie Assn. and president of the West Tenn. Baptist Sunday School Convention 15 years, resigning in 1910.
Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler