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Biography of E. C. Glass, D. D. S.

E. C. Glass, D. D. S., has been a resident of Independence since 1903, and is one of the leading members of the dental profession in Southern Kansas. Born January 28, 1876, the year of the hundredth anniversary of our national independence, he was given the name Earl Centennial Glass. His birth occurred near Bois d’Arc, Greene County, in Southern Missouri. His parents are Albert M. and Susan (Van Voorhis) Glass, both of whom are still living, with their home at Bois d’Arc, Missouri. The Glass family came originally from Scotland and settled in Virginia in colonial days, while the Van Voorhis family were Hollanders and originally settled in New York. Albert M. Glass was born in Stark County, Ohio, June 18, 1843, and is a veteran of the Civil war. He enlisted in 1862 at the age of nineteen in Company D of the 115th Ohio Infantry, and served until the close of the war. While in the Tennessee campaign he was taken prisoner, but was later exchanged and rejoined his command. In 1871 he moved his family to Missouri and has spent his active career there as a general farmer and stock raiser, and is now retired though occupying his farm. He is a republican, and is an elder in the Christian Church. His wife was born near Canton in Stark County, Ohio, November 14, 1844. Their children are: James L., a farmer at Bois d’Arc, Missouri; Dr. E. C. Glass; and Iva, who died February 11, 1914, her husband, Marvin J. Ross, being in the hardware business at Eureka, Kansas. Doctor Glass while a boy attended...

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