January 14, 1892
Samuel Dellinger was born in Iron Station (later Lincolntown), North Carolina. Dellinger was the curator of the University of Arkansas Museum in Fayetteville (Washington County) and chair of the Department of Zoology for over thirty years. As curator, he built the museum’s archaeology collection into one of the best in the nation. He was very protective of Arkansas’s rich archaeological heritage and often denounced what he viewed as the pillaging of Arkansas by out-of-state museums.