Husband: William Gleason
Birthdate: May 12 1823
Birthplace: Newport, County Tipperary, Ireland
Death date: May 12, 1874
Place of death: Brown County, Illinois
Father: Patrick Gleason
Mother: Mary Starr

Marriage date: June 29, 1862
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Wife: Margaret Murphy
Birthdate: Oct. 27, 1844
Birthplace: County Kerry, Ireland
Death date: June 9, 1927
Place of death: St. Mary’s Hospital, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
Father: Martin Murphy
Mother: Margaret Callahan


Child No. 1: Ellen Margaret Gleason
Birthdate: 1864
Birthplace: Illinois
Death date:
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Marriage date: Sept. 4, 1888
Marriage place: Brown County, Ilinois
Spouse’s name: Thomas Monckton

Child No. 2: John Gleason
Birthdate: 1868
Birthplace: Mount Sterling, Illinois
Death date: 27 April 1927
Place of death: Quincy, Adams County, ILlinois
Marriage date: Feb 24, 1892
Marriage place: Brown County, Illinois
Spouse’s name: Mary A. Langan

Child No. 3: James Gleason
Birthdate: 1870
Birthplace: Illinois
Death date: July 15, 1950
Place of death: Brown County, Illinois
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Child No. 4: Theresa H. Gleason
Birthdate: 1872
Birthplace: Illinois
Death date: 1946
Place of death:
Marriage date: Feb. 24, 1892
Marriage place: Brown County, Illinois
Spouse’s name: Robert Armstrong


William Gleason was married twice, first time was to a Mary Ryan, b. 1828 at Newport, Tipperary, Ireland, died June 1860. They had one son, Willie Gleason, who was born in 1858, and died in 1933.

Margaret Murphy Gleason Woods, Obit is below. The Democrat-Message June 15, 1927 Mt. Sterling, Illinois

Margaret Murphy was born in County Kerry, Ireland, October 27, 1844, died in St. Mary’s hospital, Quincy, June 9, 1927. When seven years of age she came to this country with her parents, Martin and Margaret Murphy, locating on a farm in Schuyler County. She was married to William Gleason June 29, 1862. and to this union four children were born. Mr. Gleason died May 12, 1874. Eleven years later she was again married to John Woods, who preceded her in death January 30, 1920. The oldest son, John Gleason, died April 28 of the present year. The surviving ones are: Mrs. Robert Armstrong, Mrs. Thomas Monckton, and James Gleason of Mt. Sterling; one stepson, Willie Gleason of Quincy, and one brother, Patrick Murphy of Springfield.

On Friday the body was conveyed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Armstrong on West Main street. There was high mass for the repose of her soul Saturday morning at 8 o’clock. Funeral services were held Saturday immediately after the 9 o’clock mass by Rev. P. J. Fox and interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Woods was a consistent and practical member of the Roman Catholic church. For the past several years she has been a tertiary in the Third Order Secular of St. Francis and buried in the habit of that order.

Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: Patrick Murphy of Springfield; Miss Mary Armstrong, Virginia, Mrs. John Gleason and daughters, Misses Philomena and Josphine of Quincy.

Submitted by: Jennifer Norman