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John C McGlathery28 MAR 1811 -- 10 DEC 1873avatar
Anna Mary Craine19 JUL 1818 -- 15 JAN 1879avatar
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Abraham Reed McGlathery

Birth16 NOV 18509
 
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P. O. Pleasant Hills
Tag1870 farm laborer
1870 US Census: "works on farm"
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Tag1880 farmer
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Tag1900 farmer
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Tag1910 gardener
1910 US Census: Gardener; Vegetables
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Tag1920 farmer
1920 US Census: "small farmer"
Death15 JUN 19298
 
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Aged: 78.6 years
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"'A. R. MCGLATHERY' was born November 16, 1850, in Hampshire County, Virginia.  He was the fourth child in a family of six children.  His father, John McGlathery, removed from Virginia to Champaign County, Illinois, in 1859, but remained only one year, coming to Cass County, Missouri, in 1860.  He purchased land four miles east of Pleasant Hills, where our subject lives. The father died December 12, 1879, and his mother, Mary McGlathery, February 14, 1879.  On March 12, 1876, Mr. McGlathery was married to Miss Mary M. Fry, daughter of Samuel Fry, who died in this county in 1872.  They had but one child, a bright boy now three years of age. During the war [,] Mr. McGlathery took no active part, his only service being one expedition into Kansas after stolen horses.  He has been identified with the M. E. Church for eight years."
-- "The History of Cass and Bates Counties Missouri," St. Joseph MO: National Historical Company, 1883, p. 470. archive.org
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Also see Find A Grave listing for "Abram R. McGlathers" in Centerville Cemetery, Centerville, Linn County, Kansas, USA findagrave.com

Mary Maria4 Fry4

Birth27 JUL 1858
 
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Death24 NOV 1919
 
Grave
Aged: 61.3 years
Daughter of Samuel Fry, d. 1872 in Cass Co., MO.
Possibly in household of Caleb and Mary Fry in Boone Co., IN.  See familysearch.org

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"'A. R. MCGLATHERY' was born November 16, 1850, in Hampshire County, Virginia. He was the fourth child in a family of six children. His father, John McGlathery, removed from Virginia to Champaign County, Illinois, in 1859, but remained only one year, coming to Cass County, Missouri, in 1860. He purchased land four miles east of Pleasant Hills, where our subject lives. The father died December 12, 1879, and his mother, Mary McGlathery, February 14, 1879. On March 12, 1876, Mr. McGlathery was married to Miss Mary M. Fry, daughter of Samuel Fry, who died in this county in 1872. They had but one child, a bright boy now three years of age. During the war [,] Mr. McGlathery took no active part, his only service being one expedition into Kansas after stolen horses. He has been identified with the M. E. Church for eight years."
- "The History of Cass and Bates Counties Missouri," St. Joseph MO: National Historical Company, 1883, p. 470. archive.org

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- "The History of Cass and Bates Counties Missouri," St. Joseph MO: National Historical Company, 1883, p. 470. archive.org
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ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

William Reed 

18791935  NE Lucy Shuck 
2

Pearl 

8 SEP 188223 MAR 1966  MO Harry Nelson Denham 
3

Jesse Belle 

188913 JAN 1890  MO,of  
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John Dudley 

20 OCT 189122 DEC 1968  MO, Cass Co, Pleasant Hill Viola Roche, Ruth Pauline Minick 
5

Olive Grace 

SEP 18971986  MO Richard Simpson Farmer 
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  • Will, 23 NOV 1873: "'The Will of John McGlathery' In the name of God, Amen. I, John McGlathery of the County of Cass and and [sic. the] State of Missouri being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make ordain publish and declare this to be my last will and testament. That is to say First after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the remainder of my estate, real and personal, I give bequeath and dispose of as follows to which: to my beloved wife Anna Mary [Anna Mary Craine] all my personal property including outstanding debts and incomes of every character that has or may accrue. To my two sons Abraham R McGlathery [Abraham Reed McGlathery] and George H McGlathery [George Henry McGlathery] One Hundred Dollars each. To my daughter Anna M. [Anna Malona McGlathery] Roberts One Eighth of the remainder of my estate, and the remaining Seven Eighths to my five sons Samuel C McGlathery [Samuel Craine McGlathery], John E McGlathery [John Edward McGlathery], Allen L. McGlathery [Allen Luther McGlathery], Abraham R McGlathery [Abraham Reed McGlathery] and George H McGlathery [George Henry McGlathery] share and share alike. I give to my son John [John Edward McGlathery] the right of way fifteen feet wide on the south side of the NE SE qu sec twenty three Township Forty Six Range Thirty. I also authorize my Executors to buy a burying plot in the Cemetery in Pleasant Hill and pay for it out of my estate before division is made. Likewise, I make constitute and appoint my two sons Samuel C McGlathery [Samuel Craine McGlathery] and John E McGlathery [John Edward McGlathery] to be Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
    In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this 26 day of Nov in the year of Our Lord AD 1873.
    John McGlathery - seal -

    We attest the above and foregoing will by subscribing our names as Witnesses in the presence of John McGlathery the testator this 26 day of Nov AD 1873.
    Jonathan Blevins
    D. T. Smith

    'Proof of Will'
    State of Missouri )
    Cass County ) ss
    In Vacation of the Common Pleas Court Cass County
    Be it remembered that on the 26th day of Dec AD 1873 personally appeared the undersigned C H Dore Clerk of the County Court and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Common Pleas Court within and for the County and State aforesaid Jonathan Blevins and D. T. Smith the subscribing witnesses to the admixed will of John McGlathery and being by me f... duly sworn depose and say that the said John McGlathery the testator signed said will in their presence and published the said will or instrument of righting as his last will that he the said testator was at the time of publishing his said will of sound mind and more than twenty one years of age and that they said dispondents attested the said will as witnessed thereto by subscribing their names to the same in the presence of each other.
    Jonathan Blevins
    D. T. Smith
    Subscribed and sworn to me this 26th day of Dec AD 1973.
    Chas. H. Dore Clerk
    By Wm W Cook DG"
    -- Cass County, Missouri; Will Record Bk A, p. 216
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  • Obituary, 11 NOV 1915: "A. L. McGlathery [Allen Luther McGlathery] died Sunday morning at a sanitarium in Corsicana, Texas, where on the proceeding evening he had undergone an operation for the relief of locked bowels. The funeral was held at his home Monday afternoon. He was a brother of A. R. McGlathery [Abraham Reed McGlathery] of this city, and J. E. McGlathery [John Edward McGlathery] and G. H. McGlathery [George Henry McGlathery], of Stausburg, Mrs. Ann [Anna Malona McGlathery] Roberts, of Alma, Neb., was a sister. Mr. McGlathery had been in seemingly in perfect health all year, but was suddenly taken ill Friday, the trouble being brought on by rupture. The operation was resorted to as a last desperate attempt to save his life. He was born in Virginia, but lived in Cass county as a young man. He left this vicinity 45 years ago."
    --"Cass County Leader," Harrisonville, MO; 11 NOV 1915.
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  • Obituary, 21 JUN 1929: "'A. R. McGlathery [Abraham Reed McGlathery]' A. R. McGlathery, for many years a farmer in the Pleasant Hills district, died about 9 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of his son, William [William Reed McGlathery], on his farm near Centerville, Kas. The body was brought to this city and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the R. S. Farmer [Richard Simpson Farmer] home just south of town on Highway 7. The services was in charge of the Rev. J. W. Ward, with internment in Plesant Hill Cemetery. Four of Mr. McGlathery's children survive and were at the funeral. They are William [William Reed McGlathery] from Centerville; John [John Dudley McGlathery], Big Rapids, Mich.; Pearl [Pearl McGlathery] (Mrs. Harry Denham [Harry Nelson Denham]) Harrisonville, and Olive Grace [Olive Grace McGlathery] (Mrs. Richard Farmer [Richard Simpson Farmer]) this city. The other child [Jesse Belle McGlathery] died in infancy.

    Abraham Reed McGlathery was born in Charleston, West Virginia, Nov. 16. 1850, and came to Missouri with his parents when he was seven years old, most of his subsequent life was spent in or near Pleasant Hill.

    He was united with the M. E. Church, South, when a young man and remained a member of that church until death. He was married to Mrs. Maria Frye, March 12, 1876. She died Nov. 24, 1919. One sister also survives Mr. McGlathery, Mrs. Anna [Anna Malona McGlathery] Roberts, Hastings, Neb., and one brother, Geo. H. McGlathery [George Henry McGlathery], Kansas City, himself for many years afflicted with paralysis.

    Of recent years Mr. McGlathery has spent his time at the home of his daughter, Mrs. [Pearl McGlathery] Denham, at Harrisonville, here with Mr. [Richard Simpson Farmer] & Mrs. [Olive Grace McGlathery] Farmer, or on the Centerville farm with "Billy" [William Reed McGlathery].

    He had been seemingly unusually well the last few days[.] Friday evening he enjoyed his supper, had a romp with the children of the home [Florence McGlathery, Tena Louise McGlathery, and Josephine McGlathery], smoked a cigar and was in all-around good spirits. He was alright when he retired. But far in the night the son, William [William Reed McGlathery], heard an unusual noise in his father's room. He went in. The old gentleman could not speak, but pointed to his throat. It was being affected by a slow-spreading paralysis which had gripped him. Every effort was made in his behalf, but at about 9 a.m., Saturday, the end came. He was nearly 79 years old.

    The McGlathery family has long been prominent in the region and for many years well known in Polk township. The late Col. J. E. McGlathery [John Edward McGlathery], auctioneer, was one of Abraham's brothers.

    John McGlathery [John Dudley McGlathery], the son mentioned, was in Big Rapids when word came of his father's death. Big Rapids is 950 miles from Plesant Hill, but the young man, accompanied by his wife [Viola Roche], was on the road promptly. They drove with scarce an intermission, not stopping for a rest, and were here several hours ahead of the time set for the funeral.

    It may be well said in conclusion, passing earnest tribute is a man long the fond friend of the writer, that A. R. McGlathery [Abraham Reed McGlathery] ("Abe," as he was familiarly known
    to many) was an earnest, honest, hard-working man, who had piously[?] earned and steadfastly held the respect and good will of those among whom his lot was cast. Through good fortune and bad, of both which he had his share, he was always the same[,] a sunny natured sort of person, likable, dependable, responsible[?]. So he had his many friends, as well as those loved ones of the home circle, who cherished him and who are sad that he has gone."
    -- "The Pleasent Hill Times," Pleasant Hills, MO; 21 JUN 1929
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  1. Findagrave Abraham Reed McGlathery
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1860
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1870
  4. FamilySearch United States Census, 1880
  5. FamilySearch United States Census, 1900
  6. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  7. FamilySearch United States Census, 1920
  8. Book: Pleasant Hill Times; Obituary: Abraham Reed McGlathery; Pleasant Hill, MO: the newspaper, Copy of clipping provided by Cass County Historical Society, Inc., JUL 2017;
  9. Book: History of Cass and Bates Missouri; originally published St Joseph, MO: National Historical Co., 1883.;
  10. Marriage Sources:
    FamilySearch Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991
  11. Book: History of Cass and Bates Missouri; originally published St Joseph, MO: National Historical Co., 1883.;
  1. Findagrave Mary Maria Fry McGlathery
  2. FamilySearch United States Census, 1880
  3. FamilySearch United States Census, 1910
  4. Book: History of Cass and Bates Missouri; originally published St Joseph, MO: National Historical Co., 1883.;
  5. Marriage Sources:
    FamilySearch Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991
  6. Book: History of Cass and Bates Missouri; originally published St Joseph, MO: National Historical Co., 1883.;
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