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GLASSER, Andrew W.
|Cambria Freeman, 13 Jul 1906, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|Died in an Asylum |
Andrew W. Glasser who was formerly well known in the north of this county as well as in Johnstown, died at the Dixmont Hospital for the Insane on Monday night in the forty-fifth year of his age. He had been an inmate of the institution since December 30, 1905.
Mr. Glasser came to Johnstown about twenty years ago, being employed first as bartender at the Keystone Hotel and later as a clerk in the clothing establishment of Woolf & Reynolds. In 1900 he was run over by a train on the B. & O. railroad, near the head of Main street, and had both legs taken off at the knee. Morris Woolf helped him through the hospital and set him up in business with a small store at Hastings and in a few years he had built up the largest clothing business in the county outside of Johnstown. He met with misfortune later and lost all he had but several times recuperated and at the time of his going insane had a store in Barnesboro. In later years he had become intemperate and this probably led to his removal to Dixmont.
He was well liked by all who knew him and considering the disadvantages which beset him, was a business man of large capacity.