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August Linman 12 Oct. 1857 --14 March 1933  -- Kiron News clipping




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OBITUARY OF AUGUST LINMAN
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One of the sturdy pioneers of this locality was laid to rest Thursday when the funeral of August Linman who passed away at Salina, Kansas, Tuesday morning, March 14, 1933, was held from the Evangelical Free church at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. H. A. Faugarstrom conducting the service.
August Linman was born in Sveahuldt (Svinhult), Ostergotland Lan Sweden, Oct. 13, 1858. He came to America together with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Linman, in 1867. They came directly to this locality and settled on the Linman homestead two miles east of Kiron. He was united in marriage to Miss Mathilda Bjorkman, March 13, 1884. They continued to make their home on Mr. Linman's farm until in 1914, when they moved to Omaha which was their home, until they went to their daughter, Mrs. A. J. Lindberg at Salina, Kansas, where he passed peacefully away after a short illness of four days. He had reached the age of 74 years, 5 months and 2 days.
This happy union was blessed with six children, two daughters and four sons. One daughter, Myrtle (Mrs. M. Johnson) passed away in early womanhood.
Those left to mourn his departure are his beloved wife, the daughter Delia (Mrs. A. J. Lindberg), of Salina, Kansas and the four sons: Virgil, Russell, Osher and Eldon of this locality. He also leaves five grandchildren and a host of other friends and relatives.
Mr. Linman had a staunch Christian character. He was a charter member of the Evangelical Free church of Kiron and has constantly supported the cause. The church was organized in 1876. He organized the first Sunday School in the church. He remained a member to this church up to the time of his death. During his residence here he held many respective offices in the church. Mr. Linman was an intelligent and progressive citizen and held the high esteem of all who knew him. During his residence in this locality he was an influential member of this community, righteous in all his dealing and measured up to a high standard of manhood. He was a loving and kind husband and father and was interested in the welfare of his children and grandchildren.
Special singing was rendered at the services. Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Lindskoog sang a vocal selection and the men's trio composed of Ralph Clauson, Paul Cedergren and Milton Nelson sang also. The floral offerings showed the deep respect for the departed brother. He was borne to his last resting place by E. N. and M. A. Sandstrom, Roy and Guy Eckman, Will Johnson and Arthur Jacobson.
Interment was made in the family lot in the Kiron Cemetery.
Mrs. Linman and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Lindberg and daughter accompanied the remains here from Salina for the funeral.

(Mrs. Matilda Linman 13 June 1861 -- 5 March 1942 )


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