Clark County Clipper, November 29, 1928
J. M. LINN'S FATHER DEAD
(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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