From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
J. GRANT LINN DECEMBER 11, 1903
The people of this community were greatly shocked on Monday, when word was received in town that Grant Linn had died at this home just north of the Chatsworth tile factory. Few of even his nearest friends were aware that his condition was critical, and the exact cause of his sudden demise seems hard to learn. He was the eldest son of Joseph H. Linn, of Kankakee, for years a resident of Charlotte township, and was a young mean held in high esteem in this community. The following obituary notice was furnished by Rev. F.N. Wright, the pastor in charge of the funeral: Joseph Grant Linn, who was born in Kendall county, Ill., Aug. 12, 1865, died at his home near Chatsworth, Ill., on Dec. 7, 1903, aged 38 years, 3 months and 25 days. He moved to this community when quite young, with his parents, and lived here until the time of his death. He was converted at the age of 17 and united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Chatsworth. Among those who accompanied him to the alter at that time, was a young lady, who a few years later became his wife, and today is in deep mourning for him who helped her so much to live a Christian life. In church work Bro. Linn was constantly active. He held several official positions and was a pillar in the church. All who knew him will join in asserting that he was loyal to his God, and died a consistent, consecrated Christian. On April 11, 1888, he was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Clark. To them were born two daughters, Myrtle and Elsie, who with the wife survive him. Other near relatives who survive him are a father and two sisters, living in Kankakee, one brother in Pullman, and two brothers here. Those who went on before him were a mother-in-law, Mrs. Clark, buried only a little more than two weeks ago; a mother who died last August, a sister who died 16 years ago and three brothers who died when small. Brother Linn was not only a good Christian, but a kind and loving husband and father and the kind of a neighbor we all like to have about us. All who knew him loved him. May we all live to meet him in glory. He was sick but a little over a week and many did not know he was seriously ill until his death was announced. Funeral services were conduct at the M. C. Church by Rev. F.N. Wright, assisted by Rev. Eldridge, of the Baptist church, and Rev. DeClark, of Cullom, on Wednesday afternoon. Interment was made in the family lot at the Chatsworth cemetry.