Charles Elmer Arthur Glabe1,2,3

ID# 300, (1898 - 1974)
FatherJacob Glabe1,4,5,6 (14 Mar 1855 - 13 Jan 1927)
MotherEmma Amelia Goller1,7,8,9 (27 Jan 1859 - 31 Mar 1948)

Key Events:

Birth: 3 Jan 1898, Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois10,11,12
Marriage: 3 Apr 1923, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, Hilda Sjoerdsma (14 Feb 1902 - 11 Feb 1987)13,10
Death: 30 Jun 1974, Wickenburg, Maricopa Co., Arizona14,15
Burial: Wickenburg Cemetery, Wickenburg, Maricopa Co., Arizona16
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe
AncestryThe Glabe Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Charles Elmer Arthur Glabe was born on 3 Jan 1898 in Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois.10,11,12
     He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Peoria Twp., Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, Jacob Glabe and Emma Amelia Goller.6 He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.5 He moved to Chicago about 1913 with his parents.17
     Charles enlisted in the U. S. Navy on 20 May 1918 and was sent to the training center at Great Lakes, Illinois.18,19
U.S.S. Antigone underway with troops
U.S. Navy photo
After his training he was stationed as a seaman on the U.S.S. Antigone, a transport ship ferrying troops to France and bringing injured troops home. In a letter he wrote to a pen pal on 18 Aug 1918 after returning from one of those trips he described it in detail. He said his was one of about 15 transports leaving New York, carrying about 60,000 troops in total. Five destroyers and a battleship departed with them. The seamen stood four-hour watches as lookouts, and when not on watch stood by the lifeboats to be ready to lower them if needed. On two occasions submarines were sighted and fired upon by the escort vessels. The last two days, as they neared France, the escorts were increased to a total of 15 destroyers, five seaplanes, and two dirigibles.20
     For the return trip about 500 wounded soldiers were boarded. They were part of a convoy for the first two days, then the ships were separated in a storm. Near Greenland one of the engines on his ship failed so they had to limp home on one engine. It remained stormy, and the seamen "almost froze" when they were on watch, especially when a big wave would come over the top and soak them. He said most of the sailors got seasick; he didn't get "real sick" but "sick enough to suit me."20
     The U.S.S. Antigone was originally a German ship, launched as the Neckar in 1900, seeing service carrying immigrants to the United States. Her owners sought sanctuary for her in Baltimore when war broke out in 1914. She was seized by the U. S. after war was declared on Germany in Apr 1917 and turned over to the Navy. After conversion as a troop transport she was re-commissioned 5 Sep 1917 under her new name. She was 518 feet in length, capable of 14 knots, and mounted four five-inch guns and two machine guns.21
Charles Glabe about 1948
R. L. Pound photo
     Charles was discharged 13 Jan 1919 with a rank of seaman second class.19,22
     Charles appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of 11045 Esmond St., Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, reporting his occupation as a salesman at a stockyard.4
     Charles married Hilda Sjoerdsma, daughter of George Sjoerdsma and Annie Mosselma, in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, apparently on 3 Apr 1923, although a second record exists showing the date as 18 Jan 1922.13,10
     Charles and Hilda and their two daughters, Patricia and Judith, moved to Arizona in 1934.23 Charles and Hilda appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Lake Bluff, Maricopa Co., Arizona, enumerated 18 Apr 1940, reporting that they rented their home, for $24 per month, and that they had lived in the same town in 1935. Their three children were listed as living with them.24
     He worked in the citrus groves around the Phoenix area.25 He was working as a yardman for the Boswell Co. in 1940, reporting that he had worked 56 hours the last week of March. He reported he had worked 48 weeks the prior year, earning $1,200 in 1940.24
     Charles and Hilda moved to Chico, California, for a time around 1950. While in Chico, he worked as a parts man for North Valley Tractor and Equipment Co., the dealership owned by his brother, William, their brother-in-law John Roger Wiest, and his brother Henry.26 But by 1947 they had returned to Phoenix, and were living in N. 32nd St.27 He was head gardener at Rancho de las Caballeros for 10 years before his retirement.28
     Charles died on 30 Jun 1974 in Wickenburg, Maricopa Co., Arizona, at age 76.14,15 He was buried in Wickenburg Cemetery, Wickenburg, Maricopa Co., Arizona.16

Children:
     Children with Hilda Sjoerdsma

Their third child is still living.
  • Patricia Ruth Glabe1,24,29 (2 Feb 1924 - 12 Dec 1989)
  • Judith Rae Glabe1,30,24 (7 May 1926 - 9 Jun 1941)

Citations

  1. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  2. [S130] "Social Security Death Index," Rootsweb.com, record for Charles Glabe, Soc. Sec. No. 526-05-9535.
  3. [S1714] Jacob Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows name as Charles E. A. Glabe.
  4. [S421] Jacob Glabe household, 1920 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois.
  5. [S720] Jacob Glabe household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  6. [S1714] Jacob Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  7. [S421] Jacob Glabe household, 1920 U.S. Census, Cook Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband.
  8. [S720] Jacob Glabe household, 1910 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of Amelia's husband, and Amelia as the mother of 9 children with 8 living.
  9. [S1714] Jacob Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband, and that she was the mother of 8 children, with 7 still living.
  10. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date, city, and state.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 11778578, Charles E. Glabe, shows date, city, and county, includes photo of tombstone showing date and transcript of obituary from The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona, 4 Jul 1974, p 13, showing date, city, and state.
  12. [S1714] Jacob Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows month and year, age 2, and state.
  13. [S3459] "Cook County, Illinois Marriage Index, 1912-1924," Ancestry.com, record for Charles Glabe and Hilda Sjordsma, serial no. 934918, shows date as 18 Jan 1922; record for Charles Glabe and Hilda Sjoerdsma, serial no. 979107, shows date as 3 Apr 1923.
  14. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 11778578, Charles E. Glabe, shows date, city, and county, includes photo of tombstone showing date and transcript of obituary from The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona, 4 Jul 1974, p 13, showing date and Wickenburg Community Hospital.
  15. [S130] "Social Security Death Index," Rootsweb.com, record for Charles Glabe, Soc. Sec. No. 526-05-9535, shows month, year, and last residence as Wickenburg, Maricopa, AZ 85358.
  16. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 11778578, Charles E. Glabe, includes photo of tombstone.
  17. [S3471] Franks Peoria City Directory, 1912-13 pg 372 is the last listing in which Jacob, Cora, and Mlyrtle appear. The younger children had not appeared in the directories.
  18. [S7252] Charles Glabe letter to Miss Frances Brockway, 18 Aug 1918, shows his address as Camp Dewey, Great Lakes on envelope she had mailed to him 25 Jun 1918 which he was returning.
  19. [S3504] "U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010," Ancestry.com, record for Charles Glabe, Soc. Sec. No. 526-05-9535, shows date.
  20. [S7252] Charles Glabe letter to Miss Frances Brockway, 18 Aug 1918.
  21. [S1265] Wikipedia, online, "USS Antigone (ID-3007)," viewed Dec 2016.
  22. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 11778578, Charles E. Glabe, includes photo of tombstone showing rank, as S-2, and service.
  23. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 11778578, Charles E. Glabe, includes transcript of obituary from The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona, 4 Jul 1974, p 13, showing he moved to Arizona in 1934.
  24. [S3941] Charles E. Glabe household, 1940 U.S. Census, Maricopa Co., Arizona.
  25. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 11778578, Charles E. Glabe, includes transcript of obituary from The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona, 4 Jul 1974, p 13, showing occupation in citrus groves.
  26. [S3460] Polk's Chico and Oroville (California) City Directory, pg 152.
  27. [S3914] Phoenix City Directory, 1947 pg 244; 1948, pg 681.
  28. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 11778578, Charles E. Glabe, includes transcript of obituary from The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona, 4 Jul 1974, p 13, showing occupation as gardener.
  29. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 11778578, Charles E. Glabe, includes transcript of obituary from The Wickenburg Sun, Wickenburg, Arizona, 4 Jul 1974, p 13, showing Mrs. A. R. "Patricia" Marshall as his daughter.
  30. [S911] Judy Glabe, Standard Certificate of Death.