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History of Cambria County, V.2

restriction in the United States. After continued attacks and overtures by the Trust to buy the plant he deemed it prudent to sell rather than run it in face of so strong and determined competition. The price secured netted the stockholders over double the amount of their investment and the financial disaster which befell a similar company in Johnstown a few years later proved conclusively that Mr. Glock's actions in selling to the Trust were wisely considered.
    Mr. Glock has been and still is an extensive traveler, both in his native country and Europe, having at the age of fifteen made up his mind to see and profit by the best method of doing business in different leading countries of the world. He has covered thirty-eight states, visited the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893, the Paris Exposition in 1900 and the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo in 1901; the St. Louis Exposition in 1904 on his return from the Pacific Coast, besides having attended various other national and state events of importance. In 1900 he spent four months in European travel, and during that time visited Gibraltar and Spain, Genoa, Naples, Pisa, Rome, Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii, Florence, Venice, Holland, Belgium, Waterloo at Brussels, Paris. The principal cities in England,. Scotland and Germany; also, the Passion Play in Oberammergau.
    His most recent trip was to the West indies and South America visiting St. Thomas, one of Denmark's possessions, where is located Blue Beard's Castle, Fort De France, St. Pierre and Mount Pelee in the Island of Martinique, a French possession, Bridgetown in the Barbadoes, Kingston, Jamaica, Trinidad and Nassau, all English possessions. La Guayra, Perto Cabella, Caracas and Valencia, Colon in the Panama Canal Zone, San Juan in Porto Rico, Santiago and Havana, Cuba.
    The operations of the great Panama Canal proved very instructive and interesting to Mr. Glock, impressing upon his mind the vast importance and gigantic benefits to future generations resulting from such daring enterprise notwithstanding all that had been said and done to mar its progress.
    Mr. Glock is a Mason of high standing; member of Cambria Lodge No. 278, F. and A. M.; past high priest of Portage Chapter No. 195, R. A. M.; trustee of Cambria Council, No. 32 R. and S. M.; trustee and past eminent commander of Oriental Commandery, No. 61 Knights Templar; member of Pennsylvania Consistory, A. A. S. R., and Syria Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. He also is a member of the Knights of the Mystic Chain Mountain Castle, No. 71, and of Johnstown Lodge, B. P. O. E. In politics a Republican, and in religious preference a member of the English Lutheran church.
    Charles Robert Glock married, September 5, 1889, Elmaretta Fend Swank, born November 28, 1872, daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Border) Swank. Of this marriage four

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