Glenn, Howard C. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon

Howard Glenn, 35, clerk in the La Grande post office and first lieutenant of company E, 186th (national guard) infantry, died early this morning in Portland, where he had been taken for medical treatment. He had been reported as suffering from an abscess in the chest.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Snodgrass Funeral home. Lieut. Glenn’s body was expected to arrive here tomorrow morning by train.

He was born near Summerville, attended La Grande high school and was a member of the Elks.

He was a bookkeeper in the garage formerly operated by his father-in-law, M. Avery Harrison, and joined the post office staff in February 1928. He had been a member of the national guard since 1924, and was commissioned in 1935. Lieut. Glenn was in command of company E in the absence of Capt. Jesse V. Andrews, who is at Fort Benning, Ga.

La Grande Evening News
Thursday May 9, 1940
Front Page


Rites for Glenn Set Saturday

Last rites for Lieut. Howard Glenn, 35, of the La Grande national guard unit will be performed Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Elks temple with the Elks lodge conducting services and the Rev. Frank L. Shoemaker officiating.

services will be held by the national guard in the Masonic cemetery.

Lieut. Glenn, who died in Portland, Thursday, was born in Summerville, January 25, 1905, and had lived all his life in Union county. Survivors include: Clayton and Avery; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy J. Glenn, MacGregor, Ida.; and other relatives.

La Grande Evening Observer
Friday May 10, 1940
Front Page

Contributed by: Tom Childers
This fellow’s granddaughter married THE Donnie Osmond in Salt Lake City.- All LDS Church members.-Tom

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