Clark County Clipper, November 29, 1928

(James M. Linn, Civil War Veteran)

J. M. Linn and family went to Wellington November 17, having been called there by the death of Mr. Linn's father, James M. Linn, whose death occurred at two o'clock p.m. November 16th.  The funeral was held Monday in Wellington.

The deceased was 84 years old at the time of his death and had been a resident of Sumner county, Kansas, for over fifty years.  He was the father of four daughters and two sons all of whom are living.  They are: Omar B. Linn of Wellington; Jess M. Linn of Ashland; Mrs. J. E. Shofner of Wellington; Mrs. Otto Nave of Wellington; Mrs. O. Benson of Port Arthur, Texas; and Mrs. Carlyle Smith of Neal, Kansas.  Besides his children he leaves 14 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his departure.

The senior Mr. Linn was a veteran of the Civil War and fought in the battle of Gettysburg where he was seriously wounded.

While Mr. and Mrs. Linn were away, they were also called on to attend the funeral of Mr. Linn's aunt, Mrs. John Hastie who died in Wichita, Sunday, Nov. 18th.  Her funeral was held in Wellington, Tuesday.  She was 90 years old at the time of her death and was the oldest sister of Mr. Linn's mother.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 2, 2005.

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