Erie Cemetery History Project
Glenn Arthur Olinger (1891-1960)
Glenn Arthur Olinger was born May 2, 1891, in Erie, the son of George W. and Allie
Hamilton Olinger. His mother died in 1893 after the birth of a second son.
Lillian "Eve" (Slocum) Olinger Michaelsen (1894-1986)
Lillian "Eve" Slocum was born Aug. 3, 1894, the daughter of Lyman and Ermina Hudson
Slocum. She was married to Mr. Olinger on Feb. 16, 1916. They had three children,
Donald Richard, Glenn Slocum and Patricia Ann.
Mr. Olinger worked on the construction of the Mississippi River dam at Davenport. He
once was nearly electrocuted in a fall. He also dredged on the Ohio river near Indiana and the Missouri River near Kahoka, MO. He worked on the Pickwick Dam, a project of the Tennessee
Valley Authority in Tennessee. He broke his leg while working on the Panama Canal. He also worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway in Canada and in 1956 helped create a wind tunnel in New Jersey.
Mr. Olinger died March 30, 1960.
After her husband's death, Mrs. Olinger became the nurse and caretaker for several members
of her family in Chicago, Albany, IL, and Fremont, CA. In 1971 she was married to Christopher
Michaelsen, who died in 1977. She enjoyed travel and sightseeing. In her later years she
resided in Erie and at Resthave in Morrison. She died Aug. 25, 1986.
(Information from Gloria Scott)