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Missouri Senate Resolution No 1904: Honoring Senator Stephen Glascock of Ralls County, Missouri

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Missouri Senate Resolution No 1904: Honoring Senator Stephen Glascock of Ralls County, Missouri

Posted: 1399047110000
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Surnames: Glascock Stephens

Whereas, the members of the Missouri Senate proudly pause to recognize the late Honorable Stephen Glascock, a former judge and Missouri state legislator, for his numerous contributions to the City of Hannibal, Ralls County, and northeast Missouri; and

Whereas, a Ralls County judge and clerk, Senator Glascock served the citizenry of Ralls County for many years as a member of both the Missouri Senate and the Missouri House of Representatives; and

Whereas, a descendant of the Colonial Virginia Glascocks who came to Virginia from England in 1643, Senator Glascock was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, on October 30, 1779, to Hezekiah Glascock and Sarah Stephens Glascock; and

Whereas, Senator Glascock graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in mathematics in 1805, and was appointed Deputy Surveyor General under William Rector (Missouri/Illinois); and

Whereas, Stephen Glascock gave many parcels of land to the City of Hannibal for Central Park, churches, and a city cemetery, and bought a prime piece of land, the riverfront area between Bear Creek and North Street, which he gave to the City as a steamboat landing and recreational area; and

Whereas, Stephen Glascock also purchased Glascock's Island in the middle of the Mississippi River across from Hannibal's riverfront, which is also known as "Jackson's Island" in Mark Twain's books; and

Whereas, Stephen Glascock brought Virginia bluegrass from Fauquier County and sowed see throughout Ralls County, and helped establish numerous new counties in northeast Missouri while serving as a county judge:

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that we, the members of the Missouri Senate, Ninety-seventh General Assembly, join in posthumously honoring Stephen Glascock for his generosity
and lasting contributions to the citizenry of Hannibal, Ralls County, and northeast Missouri; and

Be It Further Resolved that the Secretary of the Senate be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution in memory of the late Stephen Glascock.

Offered by Senator Munzlinger

(signed: Brian Munzlinger)


I, TOM DEMPSEY, President Pro Tem of the Senate, do hereby certify the above and foregoing to be a full, true and completed copy of Senate Resolution No. 1904 offered into and adopted on April 22, 2014, as fully as the same appears of record.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the Senate of the State of Missouri
this 22nd day of April, A.D. 2014.


signed Tom Dempsey

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