Jacob A. Glass

Company K, 3d Regiment P. V. I. and
Company A, 54th Regiment P. V. I.

From the Scrapbook of Florence Short McMahon

Jacob A. Glass Dies at Dayton
Well-Known Civil War Veteran 
Expired of Paralysis Sunday Afternoon
He had a find War Record

Jacob A Glass of the First Ward, this city, died of paralysis on Sunday at the National Military Home, Dayton, O., aged sixty-eight years. The deceased was born at the Summit this county, in 1841, and was a brother of James Glass, a Civil War veteran, and Mrs. Margaret Brawley, who perished in the Great Flood of  May 1889. Another brother, Andrew Glass died in the First Ward several years ago.

Jacob Glass's surviving brothers and sisters are:  George, of California; John, of the Sixth Ward, the well-known night watchman; Mrs. Mary McDermitt, wife of Col. William A. McDermitt of Bellwood; Mrs. Susan Flanagan, of Coalport, and Mrs. Rose Glass Schearer of this city.

Jacob A. Glass spent most of his life in Johnstown,  where he was married to Miss Elizabeth Wilhour, who died in the Second Ward about twenty-two years ago, a son, William Glass expiring almost at the same time.

Mr. Glass is survived by a son, Reuben Glass, of New Brunswick , N. J., who arrived here this morning, and by a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Burke, of Brooklyn .

 For a long time before his illness Mr. Glass was a foreman at the Cambria Steel Works under Ferg G. Parker.

When the war broke out in April, 1861, Mr. Glass was a member of the Johnstown Zouaves, and was among the first Johnstowners to answer the call of President Lincoln for volunteers. He served three months in Company K, Third Regiment, and, at the expiration of his enlistment, he went out as a private in Company A, Fifty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, serving three years.

During the battle of Winchester Mr. Glass was badly wounded in the left breast, and was a patient in a Southern hospital for a long time. His enlistment in the Fifty-fourth Regiment expired in the fall of 1864, when he re-enlisted to serve until the end of the war.

Mr. Glass was a member of Emory Fisher Post 30, G. A. R. The remains arrived in Johnstown Tuesday evening and were conveyed by Undertaker John Pendry to No. 714 Franklin street , the home of John Glass. The funeral which was in charge of the officers of Emory Fisher Post 30, G. A. R., took place yesterday afternoon. Interment was made in Grand-View Cemetery .






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