Mary Glass (Cathalee)
Mary Glass

Life Story

Who Was Mary Glass?

Mary Glass was born on January 15, 1902, to Steve and Mary Glass in Mississippi. Her name was probably not Mary; she only appeared on one census record, where her name was written as what seems to be “Cathalee,” and Mrs. Abe Cline called her “Cassie.”

Mary’s mother gave birth to 8 children total, but only four survived: Amanda (or Manda), Emma, Eleckanala (or Elector), and Mary (or Cassie/Cathalee). According to census records, Manda and Emma worked as farm laborers alongside their father as early as 10 years old.