100 - William G. Glockler - Zion Cemetery - Orlando, OK
Posted by: hamquilter
N 36° 08.670 W 097° 24.957
14S E 642511 N 4001137
Quick Description: This centenarian was twenty-one when this part of Oklahoma Territory was opened for settlement with the April 1889 Land Run, and might well have been one of its participants.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2012 12:31:50 PM
Waymark Code: WME5RV
William G. Glockler is buried in Zion Cemetery, about two miles west of the south side of Orlando. This is a nicely maintained rural cemetery. His headstone is a double one, with his wife Helena lying next to him. The marker is pink marble with a flower urn at each side.
Their last name GLOCKLER is engraved at the center with grapes and leaves etched at the upper corners. Two separate panels are engraved Father and Mother, and beneath them, the words "Here We Rest in Peace." William died just four days short of his 101st birthday. His marker reads:
OCT. 30, 1867
OCT. 26, 1968
* William Glockler was seven months old when Memorial Day was first celebrated.
* He was five when Yellowstone became the first National Park.
* He was twenty the year Anne Sullivan first began teaching blind and death Helen Keller.
* He saw World War I and II, and the Korean War, and died in 1968, the same year as Martin Luther King was assassinated.