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Sharon McConnel,
Gem County Coordinator

Sherman Glenn (1874 - 1952)

Services Held Sat. For Sherman Glenn Valley Pioneer

Services were held Saturday for Sherman Glenn, 78, Payette valley pioneer who died in his sleep at his home here early last Thursday morning. The Rev. Kenneth Heidel officiated.

Mr. Glenn has been a lifelong resident of this area. He was born November 2, 1874, just across the Snake River in Oregon and as a youth rode cattle range for his father on the Idaho side. He was in the area during the Indian uprisings here in 1879 during which his grandfather was killed.

Mr. Glenn established the Ola store in 1902, selling it the following year to become Boise county deputy assessor, an office to which he was elected the following term. He had homesteaded at Ola in 1895. Mr. Glenn re-purchased the store in 1908, selling it again in 1915, when he devoted full time to the formation of Gem county. He helped draft the present county lines and later served as county commissioner.

In 1937 he again purchased the Ola store and served as postmaster there until he retired to his home in Emmett in 1945.

On Feb. 28, 1906, Mr. Glenn married Miss Naoma Webb of Ola, who survives him. Other survivors include one son, Asa Glenn of 0la; five daughters, Mrs. 0. R. Blessinger, Mrs. Charles Morrow, Mrs. Glenn Baldwin, and Mrs. Orville Hill, all of Emmett, and Mrs. Howard Benge, of 0la; and 10 grandchildren.




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