his family in Colon, MI. by marrying Ada Grace Snyder on 31 Aug. 1904
Ada was born 18 Mar. 1888 and died in 1919 giving birth to their
which also died.
Linn sent his two daughters ages 6 and 3, to live with his
and wife Hazel,
in Battle Creek. His two sons ages 16 and 14, went to
live and work
on a farm
in the Colon area. They all gathered at Alvin's as often as they could.
Linn's job of truck driving kept him on the road a lot.
in the Allegan
area, Linn meet his second wife, Ethel
(Barnett) Lickley where she worked for a family after being
They were married and setup house in Battle Creek. Linn and Ethel
then had a family of six children, adding Ethel's two Lickley children
Earl 16 and Blanche 14, but it was un-usual for them all to be there at
one time. In 1923 their son Linn Jr. was born. Also while living
here, Linn had a bad experience while driving truck where he had to
off two hi-jackers. He hit one on the hands with a hammer and the other
he kicked out through the window of the door.
Barnett passed away, the girls, Linn and Ethel move in with
in Allegan County, about 1924. See
MAP and Cemetery .
A short time
moved less than a mile east to the Hamilton Farm, Lester moved
in with them
at the same
time. Merriel moved to the Allegan area
but moved in
with the McNutt's.
|In a couple
of years about 1927, Blanche went to work in Grand Rapids where she met
and married Roy Forbes. This may have been the driving force where the
family, except for Merriel, moved to Grand Rapids where Linn took a job
with Consumers Power Company. While working here he became good
with Al Fellowes. Many times they got together where Linn played
the guitar and Al played the mandalin.
job, it wasn't
long before they moved to Sparta. Here his son Lester married
Bird. Times became hard, Linn losted his job so they move back to
Allegan County, about 1929, on to the Liesure farm. Here their daughter
Tressa finished school in South Haven, and then moved back to Sparta
she married Bill Gibbs.
later they moved to
the Bravo road farm where they raised beans for commercial
and Ethel moved to Allegan where Linn worked for Blood Brothers.
His son Merril
working for County Road Commission and got a job for Linn as
driver. About 1933,
daughter Lois quit school and started cleaning homes in
It was here
she met and married Herman Bouwman and made their home in Allegan.
Linn, Ethel and
son Linn Jr. moved to Fennville where he continued to drive
and snow plows
for the county. They first lived on the south edge of town
but soon moved
in to town
to a white house that is still standing across the street from
bank. The county
garage was located where the bank now is. While living in this
house he built
a new house,
on the highest hill on the south side of Hutchins
put the peak
of the house about 5 feet too high, Ethel was quite upset over that.
they moved into this house their sons, Merriel, Linn Jr. and Earl
in the armed services during WWII. They all came back savely.
At this home
at the lake,
Linn raised turkeys,rabbits and built a boat which the whole
This is where the cousins did a lot of fishing. Linn's last
for Fennville Public Schools. It was at this job, driving to pick
up the first
child on the
route, that he had a stoke, pulled the bus to a stop and later
died in the