Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday - Dr. James G. and Ora Glass

Dedicated Doctor
James G.
1882 - 1962

Ora K.
Dec. 11, 1971

Buried Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 2 April 2017.

Dr. James Garfield Glass was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky on 12 November 1882[1] to Edward W. Glass and Sallie MacReynolds .[2]  Dr. Glass graduated from Clark Embalming School in Cincinnati and Meharry Medical College (Walden University) in Nashville, Tennessee in 1908. He was in the undertaking business with his father before practicing medicine, first in Hopkinsville and then moved his  practice to Henderson in 1908.[3]

Ora  Kennedy Glass was born to the Rev. P.H. Kennedy and Virginia Dabney in Henderson about 1895. Her mother was the "first  graduate of a Negro school in Henderson and the first licensed Negro teacher in Henderson."[4]

Dr. Glass and Ora Kennedy were married 6 November 1913. They had two children.[5]

[1] Kentucky Death Certificate #62-20261, accessed 29 March 2017 through Ancestry.com,  gives the birth year for Dr. Glass as 1885.
[2] Ibid.
[3] Frank Lincoln Mather. Who's Who of the Colored Race, Vol. 1  1915,  (Chicago: n.p., 1915), 116.
[4] "70-Year Resident Dies in Henderson," Evansville Press, 6 April 1950.
[5] Who's Who of the Colored Race, p. 116.

Published 9 May 2017, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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