08 May 2016

The Obituary of Lt. Col. Merle Glover

The Marquette Mining Journal has been an excellent source for family obituaries for me.  I have used the newspapers at the J. M. Longyear Research Library, in Marquette and the Library of Michigan, in Lansing.

One of the obituaries I found was for my granduncle, Merle Glover.  He was the son of Frank H. Glover and Hattie Fenn Glover.  He lived in Arlington, Virginia at the time of his death and finding his short obituary in the Mining Journal was unexpected.

Merle Glover was born 21 January 1902 and died 12 Nov 1981, in Dunn Loring, Fairfax, Virginia. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. The obituary states that he was one of the first Boy Scouts, in Marquette.

Source: The Mining Journal, (Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, USA), 10 December 1981, newspaper clipping; J.M. Longyear Research Library, Marquette, Marquette, Michigan, USA. citing the death of Lt. Col. Merle Glover.

Merle Glover

Arlington, Va.-Lt. Col. Merle M. Glover, 79, of Arlington, Va., a former area resident, died Nov 12 in Virginia.  He was buried with full military honors on Nov 16 in Arlington National Cemetery.

Lt. Col. Glover served in the military for 33 and saw active duty in both World War I and World War II.  After retiring from the military he worked for 12 years with the Driggs National Bank of Washington D.C.

He is survived by his wife, Gene; two daughters:  one sister, Mrs. L.G. (Adeline) McKie of Sarasota, Fla; and three grandchildren.

Lt. Col Glover was a member of the first Boy Scout troop organized in Marquette and left the area for military service in 1917.

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