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Glen Moffat Tait[1]

Male 1887 - 1965  (78 years)

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  • Name Glen Moffat Tait 
    Gender Male 
    Born 1 January 1887  Corydon, McKean Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    • according to Lizzie, Corydon, PA; 1900 Census says Feb, 1887
    Education Culver Military Academy, Culver Indiana, 1 term  [6
    Occupation 1917: Aircraft Construction Foreman, Ithaca, NY.; 1920: Oil field worker  [6, 7
    Residence 1917: Middletown, Henry, Ind and Ithaca, NY; 1920: Whittier, Los Angeles, CA  [6, 7
    Died 21 June 1965  Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I70913  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 February 2006 

    Father Joseph Moffat Tait,   b. 30 May 1841, Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 August 1912, Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Catherine A Batelle,   b. August 1856, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 January 1919, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Family ID F49482  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Helen Claire Prigg,   b. 2 December 1885, Delaware Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 March 1974, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 16 April 1908  Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Living
    Family ID F49483  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Adapted by Alaric Faulkner from reminiscences of Lizzie Tait Gallaher, Notes of Stella Fox Beam]
      Joseph Tait’s second wife was Kate Batelle, a dressmaker. They married and lived in house in Corydon [Township formed from Bradford, PA in 1829]. There son Glenn was born and Clara 12 or more years later [perhaps actually ten]. He apparently was schooled went to Culor Academy [Culver Military Academy, Culver Indiana].

      Glenn married early and had two children. After his schooling, he went on a trip and jokingly asked a girl to come home with him. She came back with him—no suitcase or anything—and they were married. They lived at home [Indiana?] a while and later set up house by themselves. Glenn became interested in Christian Science and later in New Thought. He traveled about lecturing on these subjects.

      Glen apparently inherited from his father a gold mine in British Columbia and a ranch in Alberta.

      World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Name: Glen Moffat Tait
      City: Middletown
      County: Henry
      State: Indiana
      Birthplace: Bradford, McKean, PA, United States of America
      Birth Date: 01 Jan 1887
      Race: Caucasian
      Roll: 1503900
      DraftBoard: 0
      Age: 30
      Occupation: Foreman, Aircraft construction, Thomas-Morse Aircraft Co, Ithaca, NY
      Marital status: Married
      Dependent: Wife
      Prior service: no rank, branch: Culver M.A. [Culver Military Academy, Culver Indiana] years: 1 term
      Registration Place: Fall Creek Township, Henry, Indiana [apparently an absentee registration witnessed in in Ithaca, NY, May 29, 1917]
      Height: tall
      Build: stout
      Color of Eyes: blue
      Color of Hair: Light, not bald
      Disabilities: No

      “By 1917, when the U.S. entered WWI, Thomas Bros. had merged with Morse Corporation, becoming Thomas-Morse. They opened a new factory on south hill and with war contracts employment jumped from 100 to 1,200. Although the school closed for a time due to lack of instructors (most had left to join the war effort) the airport was busy with the test flights of airplanes during the war. Thomas-Morse designed the MB-3, the first postwar fighter ordered in quantity by the military and was very busy in the immediate postwar years. However, by 1929, Thomas-Morse was absorbed by Consolidated Aircraft Co. and moved to Buffalo. The airplane factory on south hill was converted to the manufacture of adding machines.”

      But Glenn did not stay with the Aircraft manufacturing business long:

      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Glenn Tait
      Age: 31 years
      Estimated birth year: abt 1889
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Race: White
      Home in 1920: Whittier, Los Angeles, California
      Home owned: Rent
      Sex: Male
      Marital status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Able to read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania
      Father's Birth Place: Scotland
      Image: 402
      On Jan 16, 1920, Glenn Tait (31, laborer, oil field) b. in PA of a Sottish father and a PA mother, was renting an apartment on 516 Olive Drive in Whittier, CA. With him is his wife Hazel C. Tait (32, none) b. in Indiana of IN parents. With them is Jane G. Tait (2), b. in NY of an PA father and an IN mother.

      Social Security Death Index
      Name: Glen Tait
      SSN: 473-12-6027
      Last Residence: Indiana
      Born: 2 Jan 1887
      Died: Jun 1965
      State (Year) SSN issued: Minnesota (Before 1951), , , [4, 7, 8, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1398] GEDCOM file from file “AdamMoffatDesends”, submitted by Alaric Faulkner.

    2. [S1345] Says Jan 1, 1887.

    3. [S1331] Social Security Death Index, Says Jan 2, 1887.

    4. [S1362] Reminiscences of Elizabeth Tait Gallaher -- Notes of Estella Fox Beam.

    5. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1900: Bradford, Mckean, PA.

    6. [S1345] .

    7. [S1330] US Federal Census, 1920: Whittier, Los Angeles, CA.

    8. [S1331] Social Security Death Index.

    9. [S1345] Fall Creek Township, Henry, Indiana.

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