George H. Glass, Pekin, manager of the Citizen’s Telephone Company, was born in Richmond, Va., on May 5, 1861, securing his education in the Richmond city schools and the Virginia Military School, and coming to Tazewell County in 1901. When his school days were over Mr. Glass was employed as a telegraph operator until 1883, when he became a solicitor and organizer for the Bell Telephone Company in South Baton Rouge, La., Atlanta, Ga. (in 1889), Raleigh, N. C., Wilmington, Del., and in several other places. In 1901 he came to Pekin, where he established the Citizens’ Telephone Company, remaining as its manager to the present time. This company has about 1,000 phones in the city and county, and maintains direct communication with all the surrounding territory.
Mr. Glass was married on September 17, 1904, at Peoria to Mrs. Eva (Couch) Hills, a native of Maryland. Two children were born by the first marriage of Mrs. Glass: Airy and Crim H., both adopted by Mr. Glass. Politically our subject is a Democrat. He is prominent in the affairs of the secret and benevolent orders, being a Master Mason, Past Grand Chief Patriarch in the Odd Fellows fraternity and a member of the Knights of Pythias.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1008
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