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George Washington Olinger
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1882
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Death: 1954
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA

George Washington Olinger--------Activist for boys.


"DON'T WAIT TO BE A GREAT MAN, BE A GREAT BOY." these were the words that George Olinger said to his small group of fifty Highlander Boys in 1916 and he kept right on making that admonition until 1928 when he became responsible for 1,200 boys actively enrolled in his Denver program and 12,000 boys who had grown through the Highlander program.
Denver residents became so enthusiastic about the Olinger Highlander Boys program that many parents placed their sons on a long waiting list. We registered an application for our boys when they were only five years old. Mr. Olinger's philosophy of living and giving, was too well exemplified, to be denied.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John W. Olinger (1851 - 1901)
  Emma Olinger (1861 - 1932)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret G. Olinger (1881 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  Gwendolyn Olinger Van Derbur (1908 - 1996)*
  George W. Olinger (1912 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Wheat Ridge
Jefferson County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Laurel Shimpfky Marcucci
Record added: Jun 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37937383
George Washington Olinger
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George Washington Olinger
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George Washington Olinger
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- Dr Andree S
 Added: Jun. 20, 2011
Thank you for your great cause in helping young boys to become men in your Olinger Highlander Boys program. May you rest in peace George.
- Michael
 Added: Jul. 18, 2010

- Laurel Shimpfky Marcucci
 Added: Nov. 11, 2009
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