TSGS Cruiser Blog

Friday, December 16, 2011

One of the Best Has Joined Her Ancestors


I am sad that a really great lady has passed on, but I know that she is with her loved ones that passed before her.

Eleanor "Glenn" Tenbarge

From this morning's obituary section of The Evansville Courier & Press:

"Evansville, Ind. - Eleanor Glenn (Bryant) Tenbarge 95, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at her home. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. A retired bookkeeper, she was an active genealogist and contributed many articles that were published in "The Packet", the quarterly publication of the Tri State Genealogical Society, of which she was a Charter Member. She was a member of several other genealogical societies, and a member of the Vanderburgh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She published one book, "Early Death Records of Vanderburgh Co.", and received a "Certificate of Appreciation" from the D A R. She was credited with "saving" a cemetery of 200 graves adjoining Mater Dei High School. She has been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church (city) since 1937."

Glenn was a great friend of mine... she supported, advised, and encouraged me as President of TSGS when I needed it the most! She was positive & up-beat. She contributed so much information for our TSGS quarterly, "The Tri-State Packet" especially Vanderburgh County naturalization records. She did a monumental published work for TSGS: 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Vanderburgh County, Indiana. The book was huge and included more details than most census books. The book was donated to TSGS for sale to raise money to buy more books for use to everyone at Willard Library. She worked very hard in preserving the cemetery that was "lost" near a high school on Evansville's west side.

Glenn served many years as a TSGS Director of the Board making suggestions that was always very useful to making some good, sound decisions for our society's success. At one point, the Board voted to make her a Director Emeritus of TSGS (the first & only person to be recognized with this honor!). She recieved several TSGS Certificates of Appreciation.

I have missed her presence at TSGS meetings & events these last few years. I will miss her smile and soft voice, but will hold her in my memories. The genealogical community has lost one of the BEST!

See the rest of her obituary:


- Compiled by JGWest

Monday, December 12, 2011


The Tri-State

Genealogical Society

officers invite


to our Christmas Social this coming Tuesday night (December 13th.) [tomorrow night] at Willard Library. Come & go as you please between 6:00PM & 8:00PM. If you wish you can bring some cookies, dip & crackers, cheese ball or other snacks. We will have punch. This is an informal event to enjoy each others fellowship and exchange ideas & problems concerning genealogy (or whatever) while enjoying some great snacks.

You do not need to be a member to attend.

Donald R. Counts, TSGS President