Thomas Gleason

1834–1886 (Age 52)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Gleason was born in 1834, in Indiana, United States, his father, Hart Humphrey Gleason, was 26 and his mother, Jane Hindman, was 23. He married Caroline White on 15 March 1856, in Parke, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Annapolis, Penn Township, Parke, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died in 1886, at the age of 52.

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Thomas Gleason
Caroline White
Marriage: 15 March 1856
Mary Julia Gleason
Emma Gleason
William Thomas Gleason
Edward Bazil Gleason
Albert Gleason
Nellie Gleason

Spouse and Children


    Caroline White


15 March 1856
Parke, Indiana, United States


    Mary Julia Gleason


    Emma Gleason


    William Thomas Gleason



    Albert Gleason


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 2

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 5

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 14

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Glasáin, from a diminutive of glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Gleason, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas Gleason, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Gleason, "United States Census, 1860"

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