Thomas Edwin Glascock

Thomas Edwin Glascock, of Greenfield, one of the best-known attorneys at the bar of the Hancock circuit court, is a native son of this county and a member of one of the old pioneer families of Hancock county. He was born on the farm which was entered as "Congress land" by his grandfather, Thomas Glascock, in the days of the establishment of a social order hereabout, and which place is still in the family, his father, Lafayette Glascock, continuing to make his home there. Lafayette Glascock was born on August 9, 1848, and has made his home all his life on the farm where he was born, long having been regarded as one of the most substantial farmers and stock raisers in that part of the county. Lafayette Glascock married Eliza Olive Crane, who was born in that same neighborhood on January 29, 1853, and who also is still living, hale and hearty for one of her years. Lafayette Glascock is a Democrat and has taken an active part in the political affairs of the county, though not an office-seeker. He and his wife are members of the Baptist church and their children were reared in that faith. There are four of these children, all still living, those besides the subject of this sketch being as follow: Hector L., born on August 8, 1874, a farmer, now living at Greenfield; Albert J., born on January 12, 1878, and Myrtle Olive, born on October 12, 1885, who married Edward Pauley and lives on a farm in Center township, this county

Thomas E. Glascock was born on May 19, 1872, and was reared on the home farm in Center township. He received his elementary education in the Leamon's Corner school in the neighborhood of his home and when but a youth was licensed to teach school, but instead of availing himself of the license entered the high school at Greenfield, from which he was graduated in 1892. He then returned to the farm and for a year assisted his father in the work of the farm, after which he was engaged as a salesman for fruit trees, traveling throughout Indiana in the interest of a Michigan nursery, and was thus engaged for three years. In the meantime his thoughts had been turning to the subject of the law and he then entered the office of Mason & Jackson at Greenfield and began the study of law under the direction of those able attorneys. Two years later, on the motion of Robert L. Mason, he was admitted to practice as a member of the bar of the Hancock circuit court and has ever since then been thus engaged at Greenfield, long having been recognized as one of the leading members of the bar. Following his admission, Mr. Glascock engaged in practice in association with Messrs. Mason & Jackson and this connection was continued for ten years, at the end of which time he opened an office for himself in the Randall building, at the corner of State and Main streets. After a few years spent at that location he moved to the Gates building and thence, after a time, to the Boots building, east of the court house, whence he moved to the Thayer building, at that time forming a partnership with Omer S. Jackson, and on September 1, 1915, moved to the M.C. Quigley building, where he is now located. Mr. Glascock is a Democrat and for three years served as county attorney.

On August 30, 1898, Thomas E. Glascock was united in marriage to Delphia Pearl Knight, who was born in Crawford county, Illinois, on July 7, 1879, and who came to Hancock county when a girl with her parents, the family locating in Greenfield, where Mr. Knight is still living, a well-known retired street contractor, and to this union two children have been born, Olive Josephine, born on June 1, 1899, and Joseph Lafayette, March 13, 1901. Mr. Glascock is a member of the Baptist church and Mrs. Glascock is a member of the Methodist church and take an earnest interest in the general beneficences of those churches. Mr. Glascock is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and takes a warm interest in the affairs of that organization..

Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Pages 827-829.

Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI September 11, 2001.

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