Glenn A. Spencer was a twin who overcame an early illness and went on to be a leader in the local farming community.
Born 1 Nov 1913 in Payson, Illinois, Glenn was the son of Glenn Spencer and Esther Abbott. Before he was a year old, Glenn was struck with polio. He did not walk until he was three.
Glenn graduated from Payson High School. He farmed in the Mendon and Payson areas until 1950..
Glenn was an excellent teacher for his trade and was vigilant in practicing the best farming methods. He was on the Soil Conservation Board in Adams County. Glenn helped many farmers use better methods when tractors first became a way of cultivating after World War II.
Glenn farmed until doctors warned him to stop, otherwise he would be in a wheelchair. In less than two months he had moved to town.
Glenn and his wife Mardell became aware that their was no place for recreation in the small town. They built bowling lanes and this created a recreation center for the community's young people. The couple maintained the lanes themselves until Glenn turned 65. The Spencers received a special award for their work with the youth.
Glenn passed away in 2010.
↑Genealogical Sketches of The Spencers of Payson: Their Ancestors and Descendants, Vol. II compiled by Janet and Ida Longbotham 1989
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