Samuel Sampson Glasscock, M. D.As one of the most prominent and successful members of the medical profession in Kansas, a citizen who has served in her legislatures with honor and distinction and who has been identified with the advancement and development of Wyandotte county, Dr. Glasscock merits distinctive recognition in this publication. He is a native of Missouri, born at Excelsior Springs, April 13, 1862, the son of Archibald and Rachel (Titus) Glasscock. Thomas Glasscock, his grandfather, a native of East Tennessee, came with his family to Missouri in 1828, and became a pioneer of Ray county, where he lived until his death in 1863. Archibald Glasscock was also a native of Tennessee and a farmer. He married Rachel Titus, daughter of John Titus, a native of North Carolina, and also a pioneer of Ray county, Missouri. John Titus married a Miss Yancey, a member of the famous Yancey family, which furnished a member of Jefferson Davis' cabinet.
Dr. Glasscock acquired his early education in the public schools of his native county. He entered the University of Missouri at Columbia, but did not complete the course, as his inclinations led to the study of medicine. He entered Rush Medical College, Chicago, where he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine with the class of 1887. The year of 1889 he spent in post-graduate study on nervous diseases in the medical department of the University of Vienna. On his return to America in 1890 he located for practice in Kansas City, Kan., of which city he has since been a resident. In 1891 he became associated with the late Dr. J. C. Martin, a partnership which continued until the death of the latter in 1894. In 1903 Dr. Glasscock decided to confine his practice to the treatment of nervous diseases and in order to secure the necessary atmosphere and environment for his patients he purchased Grandview Sanitarium, a commodious brick structure located near Grandview Park in Kansas City, Kan. This building was thoroughly renovated, equipped with every convenience and has accommodations for forty-five patients. His practice is confined to mental and nervous diseases and the liquor and drug habits. In this venture he has met with unqualified success and is recognized by the fellow members of his profession as an expert in this department. He is professor of neurology in the medical department of the University of Kansas, neurologist to Bethany Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.; president of the Kansas City Academy of Medicine; member of the Kansas State and the Wyandotte County Medical societies, the American Medical and the Southwestern Medical associations, and has contributed valuable papers at the annual meetings of these organizations, in which he has taken an active part. Dr. Glasscock has always been deeply interested in and a close student of those questions affecting the public welfare. He has been a life-long Republican and an active and influential member of his party. During the campaigns of 1900, 1904 and 1908 he did effective work as a speaker throughout Kansas. He was elected to the lower house of the legislature in 1904 and served as chairman of the house committee on hygiene and public health. His speech on the state oil refinery bill during the session of 1905 was one of the strong efforts of that session. He was instrumental in securing the passage of the law separating the white students from the blacks in the Kansas City High School, and he was one of the most potential supporters of the drainage board legislation. Dr. Glasscock has attained to the Thirty-second degree in Masonry and is affiliated with Abdallah Temple Shrine, of Leavenworth.
On Nov. 29, 1888, Dr. Glasscock married Miss Ollie B. Hunter, daughter of the late Milton B. Hunter, a well known carriage manufacturer of Shelbyville, Ill. Dr. and Mrs. Glasscock are the parents of three children: Edith, born Dec. 29, 1890, a student in Kansas University; Rachel, born Aug. 29, 1897; and Catherine, born July 9, 1902. Mrs. Glasscock is a woman of broad culture, popular in the social circle of her home city. She and her husband are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and active in its work, Dr. Glasscock having been for many years president of its official board. The family residence is at 640 Oakland avenue.Pages 1450-1451 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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