Joseph F. Glidden was born in Charleston, Sullivan
1835 - 1838
Glidden teaches school.
Glidden marries Clarissa Foster. He is 24
1838 - 1841
Glidden owns a small farm.
Joseph Glidden leaves New York with his brother, Josiah
and moves to Mt. Morris, Illinois.
1842 - 1843
Glidden buys a 600 acre farm in DeKalb,
Illinois. He is
30 years old.
Joseph Glidden's young sons, Homer and Virgil, die in
Clarissa comes to De Kalb.
Clarissa Glidden dies in childbirth. The baby
1844 - 1851
Very little is known about Glidden during this time
Glidden marries Lucinda Warne. He is 38 years
Glidden is elected county sheriff. A
Glidden is born.
The railroad acquires right of way access across the
Glidden hires Jacob Haish to build a house and barn.
Glidden is elected to the County Board of Supervisors,
of 50. He remains on in office until 1873.
In July, Glidden sells Isaac Ellwood half interest in
wire patent for $265.00. On November 24th he is granted a
by the U.S. Patent Office.
Glidden and Ellwood build a barbed wire factory in
Glidden sells the other half interest in his patent to
Moen Manufacturing Company of Worcester, Massachusetts. He
receives $60,000.00 plus royalties.
Glidden Builds the Glidden House hotel.
Glidden buys the DeKalb Chronical and publishes it
Glidden is elected mayor of DeKalb. He
Henry Sanborn in a 250,000 acre ranch in Texas.
Elva Frances Glidden marries William H. Bush of
74 years of age, Glidden moves into the Glidden House Hotel.
Glidden donates 63 acres of land for the site of
State Normal School.
Lucinda Glidden dies at the age of 69.
Joseph F. Glidden is honored by the leaders of DeKalb
time friends on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
October 9, 1906
Joseph F. Glidden dies at the age of 93.