08 January 2013

Lt. Col. Merle M. Glover-Tombstone Tuesday

My great uncle Merle M. Glover's obituary said he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, but when I used the Veteran's Gravesite Locator I could not find him.  The reason for that is that Arlington National Cemetery has its' own gravesite locator website.  After I requested a photo through Find a Grave I discovered that Arlington National Cemetery website has a picture there, too.

Next, I found his memorial at Find-a-Grave and requested a photo.  David McInturff graciously accepted the request and posted three marvelous pictures there.  Lt. Col Merle M. Glover and his wife, Violet Genevieve (Dout) Glover, are buried there in Section 53 Gravesite 1828.

Photo credit David McInturff

JAN 21 1902
NOV 12 1981

 Photo credit David McInturff

53   1828
DEC 20 1907
DEC 27 1984

Photo credit David McInturff

The website for Arlington National Cemetery provides a location map with the search results.  The green number 1 shows the location of the burial.  The picture below is in hybrid mode, you can click imagery for another view and map for the map view. 

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia 
Cemetery Map Locator

If you click on the number on the website, it provides birth date, death date, burial date, section and grave site information, and a picture.  

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Information and Picture

Merle McKinley Glover was born 21 January 1902 to Frank H. Glover and Hattie Lodema Fenn Glover.  He married Genevieve Dout 31 May 1927.  They had two daughters, Marylyn and Barbara.  I wrote a previous post about Merle running off to Canada to join the military here.  He made a career in the military, retiring as a Lt. Colonel.


  1. Thanks great. And thank you so much for all the aerial maps from the website. If I have any ancestors in that cemetery, I will certainly be able to know where to look, thanks to your post.

  2. Devon, thank you for commenting. It is a wonderful website.

  3. Brenda, you and your blog just received the Liebster Blog Award. You can learn more about it at http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/awards.html. Congratulations!

  4. Love the contributors at FindAGrave. I'm glad you found someone willing to take photos for you, too. Thanks for the links.

  5. The contributors at FindAGrave are the greatest. I try to give back, when I have time.

  6. Nancy, thank you so much for the Liebster Blog Award. I will post my response soon.