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Ethel (Long) Glendenin

Library Worker, CytotechnologistOak Ridge, TN

Chicago, IL
Manhattan Project VeteranProject Worker/StaffSpouse to Manhattan Project Worker
Oak Ridge Chapel

Ethel (Long) Glendenin was a library worker at Clinton Laboratories in Oak Ridge, TN during the Manhattan Project. 

Ethel Long was born in 1921 in Norma, TN. In 1940, she graduated from high school in Oneida, TN.

From 1941 to 1945, she worked in the Classified Files/Records Section of the lab’s library. While working one day, she met her future husband, Lawrence Glendenin, who was a chemist at Oak Ridge. They married in 1945. 

After Lawrence received a senior scientist position at Argonne National Laboratory, the couple moved to Illinois in 1949. Beginning in 1966, Ethel trained in the field of cytotechnology at McCormick Laboratory in Hinsdale, IL. 

Once she acquired her license, Ethel began to work as a Cytotechnologist at Hinsdale Hospital. She worked at Hinsdale Hospital from 1968 to 1975, when she transferred to LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, IL. Ethel remained at LaGrange until she retired in 1983. 

The Glendenins had two daughters, Patricia and Lorrie, and one son, Charles. At the age of eighty-eight, Ethel (Long) Glendenin died on July 22, 2010 in Crystal Lake, IL. 


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Ethel (Long) Glendenin's Timeline
1921 Born in Norma, TN.
1940 Graduated high school in Oneida, TN.
19411945 Worked in the library at Oak Ridge.
1945 Married Lawrence Glendenin.
1949 Moved to Illinois.
1966 Began training in cytotechnology at McCormick Laboratory in Hinsdale, IL.
19681975 Worked as a Cytotechnologist at Hinsdale Hospital.
19751983 Worked as a Cytotechnologist at LaGrange Hospital.
2010 Jul 22nd At the age of eighty-eight, died in Crystal Lake, IL.

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