Friday, June 6, 2014

Girl Scouts and Obits 1974

Some Girl Scout History: March 7, 1974 An avid supporter of Girl Scouting, Mrs. Eliza A Glover was mostly responsible for the establishment of the Girl Scout program in Lawrenceville in 1931. She served on the first council and for the next 25 years she served in many capacities on the local, state and national level. She devoted a large amount of time to training sessions in which she learned better methods for conducting the local program. Her personal love for music and devotion to God gave Scouting in Lawrenceville an individual character.

The camping program was probably her greatest accomplishment. Under her leadership the camp at McCormick Creek Park was professionally run and offered a program of swimming, hiking, tennis, arts and crafts, theatricals, and music, all touched with a spiritual awareness.

Eliza A Glover, 76, died February 27, 1974 at the United Methodist Village.   She was born in Lawrence County June 19, 1897 to Charles C. And Clara Gillespie Applegate and had resided in Lawrenceville most of her life.

(If you were a Girl Scout during the '70's and have photographs to add to our archive, please allow us to scan them.)

March 1974 Obituaries in the Bridgeport Leader-Times**

Emma Studley
Helen Ruth Moore
Glenn Rambo
William T. Snyder
Frances McBride
Helen A. Poorman
Mrs. Laura Paddick
Mrs. Iona L. Trump
Pete Hale
Raymond E. Howard
Roy M. Milligan
James Bache
Mrs. Martha C. Williams
James Leonard Allen
Elmo Pat Walsh
Anna Margaret Gillespie
Margaret Gillespie
William A. (Bud) Brumback

****Should you want a full copy of the obituary for your genealogical research, stop by the library at 125 E Olive St, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon 2-4 pm or by appointment (618-945-7113).  You can also send an email of request to