Homer Dempster Glass

26 October 1902–23 May 1987 (Age 84)
Shellsburg, Benton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Homer Dempster

When Homer Dempster Glass was born on 26 October 1902, in Shellsburg, Benton, Iowa, United States, his father, William Morgan Glass, was 28 and his mother, Mary Louise Weiss, was 23. He married Eliza Jane Hurst on 10 January 1923, in Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Taylor Township, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Polk Township, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 23 May 1987, in Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States.

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Homer Dempster Glass
Eliza Jane Hurst
Marriage: 10 January 1923
Robert Dean Glass
Ruth Maxine Glass
Patricia Ann Glass

Spouse and Children

10 January 1923
Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 11

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 24

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower, from Old English glæs ‘glass’ (akin to Glad , referring originally to the bright shine of the material), Middle High German glas.2 Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of the epithet glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’ or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it.3 German: altered form of the personal name Klass, a reduced form of Nikolaus ( see Nicholas ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • H D Glass, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Homer D Glass, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Homer Glass in household of Wm M Glass, "United States Census, 1920"

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