THE GLYNN FAMILY

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

Biography - C2 Thomas Edward Glynn.

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John William Glynn, eldest son of Thomas H Glenn and Mary Louise DeClark had one child, Thomas Edward, who was born on 13 May 1905 (1904 according to his death certificate). Thomas was employed by the Kansas City Telephone Company as a cable splicer. He died in unfortunate circumstances aged only 20 years 3 months and 30 days on 12 September 1924. He was electrocuted by live wires. Thomas E was buried on 15 September 1924 at Mount St Mary’s Cemetery. His obituary in the newspaper reads as follows:

GLYNN – Thomas Edward, age 20 years, son of Mr and Mrs John W Glynn, 3008 East 10th, died Friday September 12th. Besides his parents he is survived by three uncles, Al DeClarke, Kansas City, James B Glynn, 13th and Prospect ave, and Edward H Glynn, corner of St John and Indiana and three aunts Mrs Samuel Inman, 2641 Victor, Mrs C J Dugan, 2516 Monroe, and Mrs J M Hardy 523 Benton Blvd. Funeral will be held from the home address, 3008 East 10th st., Monday morning September 15th at 8.30. Services at St Aloysius church 11th and Prospect at 9 o’clock. Interment family lot Mount St Mary’s Cemetery. O’Donnell Company directors.

The accident was reported in the local newspaper, The Kansas City Times of Saturday September 13th 1924:
SHOCK KILLS A LINEMAN
Thomas E Glynn, 20, Knocked Off Pole at Third and Cherry
Thomas E Glynn, 20 years old, a lineman for the Kansas City Telephone Company, was electrocised late yesterday while repairing wires at the top of a pole at Third and Cherry Streets. Glynn, who was single, lived at the home of his parents, Mr and Mrs John W Glynn, 3008 East Tenth street. He fell about thirty feet.