William and Susan Glasco came from Tennesee
We do not know where in Tennesee that William and Susan (Price) Glasco came from. We do know that their first four
children--Lovey, Lemuel, William Price, and Susanna were born there and moved with their parents to White County, Illinois,
before the 1820 census.
After moving to Illinois, Enos T.A. Glasco was born and then John Emmitt Glasco in 1825.
We do not know Susan (Price) Glasco's death date nor burial place. By 1840, William Price and next wife, Elizabeth
"Betsey" Bickerstaff and some of their children had moved to Union County, Illinois, where William died around 1865 we think.
We lack information of their burial place also.
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Claude Ernest Glasco and Ada Esta (Godwin) Glasco first lived in a house (no longer there) where the State
Forrest Preserve now is. Then they moved to their farm home sandwiched between Clear Creek (with the
State Forest Preserve on the other side) and the flat fields of the Mississippi Bottoms. The steep hills
and wooden terrain on the other side of Clear Creek provided Ernest great hunting opportunities just as it had for his father-in-law,
Nathaniel "Nate" Godwin, before him.
The following obituary of Claude Ernest Glasco was written at the time of his death by his granddaughter Mary
Ellen Glasco of Nashville, Tennesee. (Now Mary Ellen Taylor of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri.)
Claude Ernest Glasco was born May 8, 1902, to Benjamin Calhoun and Ida Ann (Laws) Glasco. On September 26, 1926,
he and Ada Esta Godwin were married in Jonesboro. They were married almost 50 years before Ada's death on June 14, 1976.
Ernest and Ada bore six children and reared five of them on their farm near Wolf Lake, Illinois. First-born son Donald
Clay died in infancy.
Ernest is survived by sons Gerald and Kenneth of Marion, Garry of Wolf Lake, and Keith of Cobden; daughter Ernestine
Gamble of Rock Springs, Wyoming; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his wife;
four brothers, Rob, Ord, Lowell, and Jessie; two sisters, Cora Ellen and Lela; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
As a young man, Ernest accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, and throughout his life, taught his children and grandchildren
the importance of God's forgiving love. He was a member of Ware Baptist Church.
Ernest took seriously God's admonition to provide for "...the fatherless, the widow and the stranger." Elderly neighbors,
widows, strangers, family and friends benefited from his bountiful garden each year. Those who knew him also know that
he enjoyed a sense of humor and valued laughter. He has left his family with many humorous memories to cherish.
In the final week of his life, Dad Glasco was confined to bed and could not speak, but he was able to communicate.
He squeezed the hands of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. And we all felt loved.
One man wrote, "The vital and contributing roots that nourish all that is good and worthwhile in this world are exemplified
in the family unit...You who come from a large family have much for which to thank God. Family association and the eternal
ties that make it what it is has an endless influence."
Ernest taught his children to love and support one another, and he left us a wonderful gift -- a man of whom we can