Feb 8, 2013

Noted local historian, Charles H. Glatfelter, dies at 88

(YDR) Charles H. Glatfelter probably knew more about Glen Rock history than any other human being forgot.
"I would ask him about some event in Glen Rock history, and he would know the date that an article about it was in the Glen Rock Item," said Lila Fourhman-Shaull, director of the library and archives at the York County Heritage Trust. "He'd say, 'Look up that article, and that should answer your questions.'
"He had an amazing memory."
That's an understatement. The Glen Rock Item hasn't published since the 1940s.
And it wasn't just Glen Rock history. He was an expert on Adams County history, genealogy, American history and the history of the local Lutheran church. He taught for years at Gettysburg College, a history professor who held a doctorate in philosophy. Continued