Arhelger



Lillian Arhelger was a native of Fredericksburg, Texas. She was a graduate of the University of Texas. She came to Charlotte to join the faculty of Central High School as the coach of girl's sports.
 
Miss Arlinger was a counselor for the Girl Scout troop at Myers Park Presbyterian church. On June 21, 1931, while on a trip to Glen Burnie Falls in the North Carolina mountains, she was killed in an attempt to save a young camper who had fallen into the water.
 
In recognition of Arlinger's heroism, the people of Charlotte raised money to erect a public memorial. In 1931, the memorial, designed by Helen Hodge, was placed in Independence Park. The park has since undergone renovation but the memorial has remained at its original location.

LastName: 
Arhelger
FirstName: 
Lillian
Dates: 
(ca.1910-1931)
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