Biography of Thomas E. Glynn
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Thomas E. Glynn, who is a veteran of the World War, is a progressive young business man of Oswego and a member of one of the city's well known pioneer families. He was born here, May 13, 1891, the son of William and Elizabeth (Clark) Glynn.

William Glynn lived in Oswego during his entire lifetime. He attended the public schools and as a young man became interested in business as a manufacturer of barrels. He was one of the most successful coopers in this section of the state and manufactured barrels for practically every flour mill on the Oswego River. He ceased his manufacturing interests in 1900 and then became a dealer in barrels and boxes, his place of business being at Duer and Mohawk streets. Mr. Glynn died in 1921 and his wife died in 1929. Both are buried in St. Paul's Cemetery, Oswego. Mr. Glynn was a Democrat in politics and served at one time as county committeeman. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Glynn: 1. John, who died in 1901. 2. Ida E., married Patrick J. Scanlon, lives at Oswego. 3. Richard E., lives at Oswego. 4. Frederick Jerome, lives at Oswego. 5. William Burke, who died in 1922. 6. Joseph, lives at Oswego. 7. Mary Agnes, lives at Oswego. 8. John Henry, who died in infancy. 9. Thomas E., the subject of this sketch. 10. Anna Estelle Gokey, who died in 1926.

Thomas E. Glynn grew up in Oswego and received his education at St. Paul's parochial schools. In September, 1917, he enlisted for service in the World War, and trained at Camp Dix, N. J. He sailed for overseas duty on May 1, 1918, and landed in Southampton, England. Later, the regiment was sent to France and Mr. Glynn participated in the drive in the Toul sector, from Aug. 4 until Aug. 28, 1918; St. Mihiel offensive from Sept. 12 until Sept. 16, 1918; Toul sector offensive, on Sept. 26th; Grand Prix attack, Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, 1918; and Meuse Argonne offensive until the signing of the armistice on Nov. 11, 1918. He was discharged from Camp Dix, on May 17, 1919, with the rank of sergeant of Battery E, 309th Heavy Artillery, 78th Division.

After his return from the service Mr. Glynn became identified with his father's business interests in Oswego. At the latter's death in 1921 he was associated with his brother, William, until the time of his death the following year. Mr. Glynn is a moving contractor and makes a specialty of long distance moving, having a fleet of eight trucks. He also does contract trucking, and is equipped to handle all types of heavy machinery and boilers. The company owns a large warehouse for furniture storage. His place of business is located at 216-20 Duer Street.

Mr. Glynn was married in October, 1927, to Miss Helen C. Carroll, of Oswego, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Noonan) Carroll. Mr. Carroll is a native of Oswego, where he still resides. His wife was born at Buffalo, N. Y., and died in 1921. Mrs. Glynn is a graduate of Oswego High School, Oswego State Normal College, and Columbia University. She was a teacher in the Oswego public schools before her marriage.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Glynn are members of St. Paul's Catholic Church, and he is affiliated with B. P. O. Elks, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Knights of Columbus. He also belongs to the American Legion.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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