208. Felix Jasper Glenn
was born on 7 Sep 1882 in Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas. He appeared
on the census on 3 May 1910 in JP No. 4 East, Travis County, Texas.
(502) He appeared on the census on 3 Jan 1920 in Sprinkle, JP No.
2, Travis County, Texas.(503) He appeared
on the census on 16 Apr 1930 in JP #6, Travis County, Texas.
(504) He died on 5 Apr 1977 in Victoria, Victoria County, Texas.
(76) He was buried in Austin Memorial Park,
Travis County, Texas.(505)
Jasper farmed in the Kyle/Buda/GoForth area near Austin. After he retired, he
and his wife moved to Austin, doing carpentry work part time.
A Local Newspaper Clipping, Christmas, 1976:
Advocate Staff Photo
MANY MEMORIES - Mrs. and Mrs. F. J. Glenn were married on Nov. 13, 1904 in her
parent's home in Austin and have celebrated 72 Christmases together. Residents
of Care Inn West, they plan to spend this Christmas in the home of their daughter,
Mrs. Virgil Miller. Mrs. Glenn crocheted the afghan covering her husband's legs.
"We always had a Christmas tree," says Mrs. F. J. Glenn. "My mother
made the decorations for me. You wouldn't believe what she could cut out and
make little dolls and things. And we used apples to decorate the tree. "
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn, residents of Care Inn West, have celebrated 72 Christmases
together. They were married in Austin on Nov. 13, 1904.
"You people today don't know it, but we didn't used to have electricity,"
teases Mrs. Glenn. She can remember lighting Christmas trees with candles and
she remembers catching a tree on fire.
Asked how they spent their first married Christmas, Mrs. Glenn laughs, "I
remember the day after our wedding better. I was expecting a big time but he
had to go pick up a load of feed. I followed his wagon in the buggy."
She smiles at the happy memory. "His mother did fix us a big dinner, though."
Mrs. Glenn is 92 years old and her husband is 95. They moved to Victoria in June
to be near their daughters Mrs. Henry Sassman and Mrs. Virgil Miller. The couple's
other children are R. A. Glenn of Houston and Mrs. Lora Thurman and Mrs. Treva
Brewington, both of Austin.
"We always fixed Christmas for the children," she remembers, "That
was our big time. I got up real early before anyone else and baked my bread and
the turkey. The turkey never did taste as good to me if it stood for a day."
The Glenns also have eight grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and two great
Last Christmas was a happy one for the couple because a grandson came from Boston
to be with them. This
year, they to spend the day in Mrs. Miller's home and are looking forward to
visiting with a granddaughter from California.
When asked what she would like for Christmas, Mrs. Glenn suggests a "pretty
little pin" to wear on her dress. But she admits that being with as many
members of her family as possible is what means most to her during the holidays
From the Austin American Statesman, Wednesday, April 6, 1977, Page B11:
GLENN, Felix Jasper, 95, of Victoria, died Tuesday. Survivors: wife, Mrs Evie
Hudson Glenn of Victoria; son, Rudolph Glenn of Houston: daughters. Mrs. Treva
Brewington of Austin; Mrs Stella Sassman; Mrs Merle Miller, both of Victoria;
Mrs Lora Thurman of Manor; sisters: Mrs. Cora Warren of Austin, Mrs. Arrie Estepp
of Crane; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.
He was married to Evie Hudson (daughter of Edward Augustus
Hudson and Jane Deen Jolly) on 13 Nov 1904 in Austin, Travis
County, Texas. Evie Hudson was born on 16 Jun 1884
in Austin, Travis County, Texas. She died on 3 Oct 1987 in Austin, Travis County,
Texas.(76) She was buried in Austin Memorial
Park, Travis County, Texas.(506)
From the Austin American Statesman, Sunday October 4, 1987:
Evie Hudson Glenn
Evie Hudson Glenn, age 103, of Austin, died Saturday.
Mrs. Glenn was born and raised in the Austin area, spending most of her childhood
in Jollyville, Mrs. Glenn is the granddaughter of John G. Jolly, for whom Jollyville
is named. She married Felix Jasper Glenn on November 4, 1904. There were married
72 years before his death in April 1977.
Mrs. Glenn was a member of Windsor Park Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Jasper Glenn; and a son, Rudolph
She is survived by four daughters, Stella Sassman and Merle Miller, both of Victoria;
Lora Thurnman and Treva
Brewington, both of Austin; two broth-ers, Roy E. Hudson of Round Rock, and Otho
Hudson of Austin; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchil-dren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 PM, Monday at Weed-Corley Funeral Home. Burial in Austin
Pallbearers will be Avril Sassman, Glenn Miller, Gerald Thurman, Pierre Scott,
Sonny Ashley and Gene Parker.
Arrangements by Weed-Corley Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar. 452-8811.
Felix Jasper Glenn and Evie Hudson had the following children:
Stella Beatrice Glenn.
Rudolf Audrey Glenn.
Lora Opal Glenn.
Merle Marie Glenn.
Treva Enola Glenn.