From the Richmond Times-Dispatch, 4/8/1909, p. 10, c. 1
FRANK T. GLASGOW COMMITS SUICIDE
Continued Ill Health Causes Young Man to End His Life.
Frank T. Glasgow, Jr., committed suicide shortly after 9 o’clock yesterday morning, at the Tredegar Iron Works by shooting himself in the head with a revolver. Continued ill health is assigned as the cause of the deed. Coroner Taylor viewed the remains, and decided that an inquest was unnecessary, and the body was turned over to an undertaker.
Mr. Glasgow was thirty-eight years old. For a number of years he had been in charge of one of the principal branches of the Tredegar Iron Works. He had ample means in his own right, and was known to be of exemplary habits.
Result of Typhoid Fever.
Not long ago he had an attack of typhoid fever, from the effects of which he never fully recovered. It is supposed that his continued illness so preyed on his mind as to cause him to take his life and end his sufferings.
He is survived by his father, Francis T. Glasgow, Sr., five sisters, among whom is Miss Ellen Glasgow, the noted authoress, and one brother, Arthur G. Glasgow. The funeral will be held from the home, 1 West Main Street, at 4 o’clock this afternoon, and interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery.
Miss Ellen Glasgow, the authoress, sailed for Europe last Saturday, and will not learn of her brother’s death until her arrival in England.