started his family in Colon, MI. by marrying Ada
Snyder and having four children.
died in 1919 giving birth to their 5th child which also died. He
sent his two
to live with his brother Alvin and wife Hazel, in Battle Creek. Linn's
driving kept him on the road a lot.
meet his second wife, Ethel
(Barnett) Lickley and settled in Battle Creek where
son Linn Jr. was born in 1923. Some time later they moved to
Linn took a job with Consumers Power Company. Keeping this job he
to Sparta. Here his son Lester married Ileath Bird and daughter Treassa
Gibbs. Later Linn and Ethel moved to Allegan where Linn worked for
son Merriel became a farm hand and lived with Ray and Mable McNutt.
Lois married Herman Bouwman.
Linn, Ethel and son Linn Jr. moved to Fennville where he drove
graders and snow plows for the county. They first lived on the south edge
town but soon moved in to town to a white house that is still standing
street from the bank. The county garage was located where the bank
living in this house he built a new house, on the highest hill on the south
Hutchins Lake. It was about this time that all of their sons
served in the armed
during WWII. They all came back savely. At this home
at the lake,
raised turkeys,rabbits and built a boat which we all greatly enjoyed.
my cousins and I did a lot of fishing. Linn's last job was driveing school
Fennville Public Schools. It was at this job, driving to pick up the first
he had a stoke, pulled the bus to a stop and later died in the Douglas