21 January 2011

Merle McKinley Glover's Birthday

Merle McKinley Glover was the youngest son born to Frank H. and Hattie (Fenn) Glover.  He was born 21 January 1902, 109 years ago today.  I don't believe McKinley is a family name, so I wondered if he was named after President McKinley, who was assassinated in September, 1901, just months before Merle's birth.

Merle spent his youth in Marquette, Marquette, Michigan.  He left home at the age of 15 and enlisted in the Canadian army.  He listed his age as 19 on his enlistment papers.  He went on to have a great career in the United States military, retiring with the rank of Lt. Col.

Merle and Genevieve Dout married on 31 May 1927.  They had two daughters, Marylyn R. and Barbara Elaine. 

Merle died 12 November 1981 in Arlington, Arlington, Virginia.  His obituary states he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, but I haven't been able to find his burial there. 

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