|Canowindra Star of 11 Feb 1910 said:
THE LATE MR. J. F. GLASSON. J.P.
Through the demise on Sunday night last at Nurse Matheson’s private hospital of Mr J. Frederick (Fred.) Glasson, after an exceedingly brief illness from the effects of acute intestinal obstruction, the districts of Woodstock, Cowra, and Carcoar have sustained a very heavy loss and one they can ill afford.
The late Mr Glasson was the son of the late Mr Henry Glasson, of Stanfield, near Blayney, a well-known successful breeder of high class merino sheep. He was born in England 53 years ago and came to this country with his parents when a mere infant. After a very creditable academic career at Newington College, he devoted attention to pastoral pursuits. "Shiel", near Woodstock, having been purchased from the late Mr James A Ranken, Mr Glasson took up his residence there about 28 years back. Like his father he spared neither time nor expense in his efforts to raise the standard of merino sheep. His sheep are well-known throughout the west, and as a judge of merino sheep his services were much in request at western shows. Notwithstanding the laborious nature of the work which the
Goonjawairne estates entailed, he found time to undertake the duties of several responsible positions in public life. For a number of years he was a member of the Carcoar Pastures Protection Board, and for some years was on the committee of the Cowra P., A. and H Association. Upon the founding of a branch of the Farmers and Settler’s Association at Woodstock he undertook the onerous duties of hon. secretary to that body. A few months ago he was elected on the nomination of Mr Purcell, a Wagoola Shire Councillor, in succession to Councillor George Marshall. During his lengthy residence in the vicinity of Woodstock he was ever a devoted and prominent member of the local Methodist Church, in connection with which he held various offices.
The late Mr Glasson’s earnestness and conscientiousness in all his dealings in public and private life invariably had the effect of winning the respect, confidence and esteem of all with whom he was brought in contact, and his counsel and advice was much sought by many members of the community.
A large measure of esteem in which so very worthy and exemplary a member of our community was held was amply demonstrated on Monday by the very large concourse of people, representing every shade of opinion and walk of life, many of whom came from very long distances, who followed the remains to the grave.
Besides several brothers and an extensive circle of relatives, the late Mr Glasson leaves behind him a sorrowing widow and five children, two sons and three daughters.