By – Don Taylor
On my Adair project, it was time to step back and look at the life of Luel Glazier. Her life was filled with death all around her, first her only sibling, then her mother, and then her father. Finally, she was widowed at only 43 years old.
Biography: Luel Glazier (1912 -1997)
Luel Glazier was born on December 22, 1912, in Luthersville, Georgia to Josephine Ophelia Lambert, age 25, and John Henry Glazier, age 39.
In 1914, her only sibling, Joan Glazier was born.
In 1917, when Luel was five years old, Luel’s sister, Joan, died.
In 1920, Luel Glazier lived in Hapeville, Georgia, with her father, a postal clerk, and her mother. Luel attended school.
Tragedy struck again in 1929 when Luel’s mother, Ophelia died.
|309 Grant Park Place, Atlanta, GA Today
Photo courtest Google Maps.
Note: 309 South ave & 309 Grant Park Place
appear to be the same location.
By 1930, she and her widower father moved to 309 South Ave., Atlanta, Georgia. John Henry still worked as a postal clerk, Luel attended school.
The 1932 and 1933 Atlanta City Directories indicates Luel and her father lived at 309 South Ave., and 309 Grant Park Place, respectively. She was a student.
Tragedy struck again in 1934 when Luel’s father, John Henry Glazier died. The 22-year-old Luel was orphaned. She stayed at 309 Grant Park Place, for a short while; but we know she moved to Turin, Georgia, in 1935, but it isn’t clear where she was living, but presumed to have been with relatives.
In 1940, Luel was living with two uncles, Howard & Hibe Glazier on Glazier Road, near Turin, Georgia. Her uncles were farm and peach orchard supervisors and owned a farm.
Luel Glazier married Svend Christian Hansen on February 27, 1942, when she was 29 years old. Svend was 13 years her senior.
Svend and Luel had four children. At this time in her life, she had lived entirely in Georgia. In 1955, Svend and Luel moved to Arizona in support of treatment for Luel’s emphysema. They loved at 505 W. Ajo Way in Tucson, AZ.
|Although a house in 1955, 505 W. Ajo Way
is an insurance sales office today.
Six months later, Svend was in an auto accident. Family history says he didn’t get treatment. Shortly afterward Svend had a pulmonary embolism. On 12 November 1955, Svend died at the VA Hospital in Tucson, AZ.
Luel’s moved to South Carolina to be near her daughter, Dianne, whose husband was stationed there.
Luel Glazier Hansen died on December 5, 1997, in Aiken, South Carolina, when she was 84 years old.
1920 Census; John Glazier – Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia; ED 171, Sheet 9, Line 46; Ancestry.com.
1930 Census; John Glazier – Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia; ED 48; Page: 23A; Ancestry.com.
1940 Census; Howard Glazier – Turin, Coweta, Georgia; Roll; ED m38-24; Page: 4B; Ancestry.com.
Meehan Family Website; Patrick J Meehan; Anton Severin HANSEN / Petrine BRANGSTRUP; http://meehan.us/pages/tree/d0000/f0000051.html#I726.
U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; Luel Glazier – Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory, 1932; Ancestry.com.
U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995; Luel Glazier – Atlanta, Georgia, City Directory, 1933; Ancestry.com.
U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963; Svend C Hansen; Ancestry.com.
U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; Luel Glazier Hansen; Ancestry.com.
U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; Luel G. Hansen [Glazier]; Ancestry.com.