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Building Name: First Presbyterian Church

Studio Name: Tiffany Studios

City: Ypsilanti

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1899

Subject/Title of Window: Glover Memorial

Brief Description of Subject: The middle section in this memorial window was designed to let light through. Doric columns are pictured as if holding up the canopy and divide this middle section into two lights. These columns are in harmony with the façade which is in the Grecian Doric style.

From the booklet, "Our Memorial Windows: A Brief Description of the Memorial Windows in the Sanctuary of The First Presbyterian Church, Ypsilanti, Michigan," by Doris Milliman, City Historian, page 18-19.

The Glover Window
Charles Williamson Glover
May 7, 1796 - April 24, 1871
Mary Ann Glover
November 30, 1808 - December 19, 1885

Charles, who was born in Conway, Massachusetts, married Mary Ann Powers from Clinton, New York in 1825. They had seven children: Alexander (January 30, 1826), Sarah Salisbury (May 18, 1827), Charles Williamson (March 31, 1829), Caroline Charity (October 31, 1833), and Henry Pierce (March 3, 1837). Aristine Jeanna (August 27, 1842) and another child born March 18, 1846 appear to have died as infants.

Charles and Mary brought their young family to Ypsilanti sometime during the 1830's. Charles became the second town clerk and held this office for a number of years.

Their daughter, Sarah, married A. C. Blodgett. Charles Glover's Funeral Service was held in the Blodgett home.

Their son, Henry Pierce, better known as "H.P.," married Nancy Jane Kishlar from Monroe County, New York on April 17, 1860. They lived at 118 South Huron Street (formerly the Moore residence, pre 1900 directories list the number as 18) for many years. H.P. had an interest in several local businesses: He was president of the Ypsilanti Dress Stay Manufacturing Company; organizer and first president and director of the Ypsilanti Motor Line which connected Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti by rail from 18920 until 1928; director of the First National Bank and also the Ypsilanti Savings Bank; and served as mayor of Ypsilanti from 1891-93.

He was an active member of our Church and a prominent citizen of the community. H.P. Glover gave this window in memory of his parents. H.P. and Nancy had three children, Hal Willis, Katherine, and Charles. H.P. died on February 21, 1912, and Nancy on June 11, 1920. His portrait and biography are in the "Album of Washtenaw County" at the Ypsilanti Historical Museum.

H.P. and Nancy's son, Hal Willis Glover, married Anne Crary. Hal Willis and Annie (Crary) Glover had three sons and one daughter. The daughter, Natalie Beach Glover, married Lorenz Kisor on December 28, 1929. Lorenz and Natalie (Glover) Kisor's daughter, Mrs. Natalie Ann (Kisor) Lee, is currently a member of our congregation.

Inscriptions: In Memoriam
Charles Williamson Glover
Mary Ann Glover

Condition of Window: Very good

Height: 15'8"

Width: 4'2"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Lead Came

Glover Memorial
Glover Memorial
Glover Memorial top
Glover Memorial top
Glover Memorial inscription
Glover Memorial inscription
Glover Memorial outside
Glover Memorial outside

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