The Glynn/Glenn/McGlynn family originating in Culkeen, Co. Roscommon 1825 - 2015

Biography - B13 Margaret Irene Glenn.

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Born on 11 January 1890 in Kansas, Margaret was the seventh and youngest child of Thomas and Mary Glynn.
She is noted in the 1910 edition of the Kansas City Directory (under Glenn) as working as a clerk for Emery Bird Thayer Dry Goods Company and living at home with her parents and sister Katherine at 523 Benton Blvd. She married Joseph Michael Hardy (born 11 June 1887, son of James Hardy and Julia Hannan, both Irish born) circa 1915 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Joseph and Margaret had six children:
Joseph M born 25 October 1915, died 29 February 1968, buried at Mount Saint Mary’s Cemetery on 2 March 1968.
Julia K born May 1918 married circa 1941 F Graham Singleton – three children, Francis, Vicki and Susan.
Thomas Glenn, born November 25 1919, died June 1981, married on 8 November 1944, Frances Cox (b. 12/11/1920, d. 5/2/1997) – five children, Margaret, Mary Jo, David Gerard, Bernie G and Thomas Vincent.
Richard born 1921
William David, born 1924, died 21 March 1994 married Ruth – four children, Stephen, Patricia, Mary Ann and Susan and
Bernard born 1925, married circa 1947 Kathleen – two children, Pat and Tim.
The Hardy family lived with Thomas and Mary Glynn at Benton blvd., for many years. The first mention of them elsewhere is in 1928 when Marie, (Margaret’s sister) died and their address is given in the obit. as 1002 Norton avenue. They were still at this address when Margaret herself died in 1946.
The 1920 Census shows Joseph M Hardy as the head of the household at 523 Benton. He was aged 33 and his wife Margaret was 29 years old. Living with them were three of their children Joseph jnr, Julia C and Thomas G aged 4, 1 and 1 month respectively. Joseph’s parents in law Thomas and Mary Glenn and their son Thomas H plus a nephew Edward aged 14 years were also present in the house on that night.
Joseph worked as a passenger agent for the MO Pacific Rail Road for 23 years. He died at 11pm on the 9th December 1935 aged 48 years 5 months and 28 days of Tuberculosis Meningitis. He was buried on 12 December at Mount St Mary’s Cemetery.
Margaret died at 1.10pm on November 30th 1946 aged 56 years, 10 months and 19 days. She had suffered a cerebral haemorrhage four days prior to her death. This was contributed to by arteriosclerosis and hypertension that she had suffered from for years. Margaret was buried at Mount St Mary’s Cemetery on 3 December 1946 in Section G, Lot 78 with her husband Joseph.