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Harvey Linn -- 100


Harvey Linn remembers the time when for a dollar a day he drove horses and scooped dirt in helping to build the two interurban transport systems that ran from Crawfordsville to Indianapolis at the turn of the century. He also remembers the first car, tractor and airplane, not to mention this century's two great wars and the first moon landing. But then again, when you're 100 years old, your life is full of memories. Mr. Linn celebrated his 100th birthday Wednesday night amidst family, relatives and friends, but the grandfather and great-grandfather said he "never gave it a thought" that he might once reach the coveted century plateau. Mr. Linn was born and schooled in Mace and has lived in Montgomery County his entire life. He has held jobs at the old Match Factory, the building of which still stands on Elmore Street, the Brick Yard and the interurban traction, besides farming much of his life in the New Market, Wesley and Yountsville areas. He was married to Goldie Harwood on Nov. 22, 1905 and the couple raised three sons, Cecil, Stanley and Jack. His wife died in 1965 and his youngest son, Jack, whom he lived with much of his life, died, 1979. Mr. Linn now resides with his son, Cecil, on West Main Street. Twenty-five years ago, Mr. Linn lost his eyesight through a rare ailment that affects the eyelids. But despite that handicap, he has remained mentally alert and listens to sporting events daily on the radio, following closely the games involving the Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers and Purdue Boilermakers. Of course, through his lifetime he's seen many technological changes, but the two that impressed him the most were the airplane and tractor. Yes, reaching 100 years is a pretty special occasion. But for Harvey Linn, his second century has started just like the first one ended - enjoying his family, radio and 100 years of memories. 8/12/77 -

Thanks soooo much to Pegeen for this :)

 

Note: Harvey E. Linn was born August 10, 1877 and died June 6, 1978 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana - kbz


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