Wallis, Georgia E. Linn – Obituary

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Though it had been know for several years the Mrs. J. C. Wallace was in failing health, the announcement of her death Friday morning came as a surprise and shock to the community. she had just lived on uncomplaining to a place where her resistance failed and she was carried to the other world.

Georgia E. Linn, daughter of Sylvester J. and Katie Linn, was born 6 March 1870, at Aurora, Illinois, and came with her parents to Harrison County Iowa, at the age of three months.

They established the Linn homestead on the east bank of Linn Lake, only a short distance from her future home, where she passed away 3 July 1936 at the age of 66 years, 4 months and 26 days.

Her girlhood was typical of the times. She learned early the valuable lessons of good conduct, honesty, industry and thrift. Her early education was obtained in the rural schools of her township, which with the able guidance of her father, himself a teacher, was both broad and thorough. This was supplemented later by a course in the Woodbine Normal. Thus equipped, she taught for several years in the schools of Harrison County.

On 7 February 1894 she was married to James C. Wallis and the young couple established their home only a short distance from her childhood home. To this happy union were born five children, all of whom were present at the funeral. They were Mrs., Hazel Donn, of Mondamin; Vincent, of Walthill, Nebraska; Mrs. Harriet Burford, of Augusta, Kansas; Kenneth, of Baltimore, Maryland; and Miss Florence of Mondamin.

The wholesome lessons of life, learned in childhood, became her guiding principles as wife and mother. She was of cheerful disposition and her simple Christian faith was a staff of strength during her life. Her life was devoted to the care, happiness and welfare of her husband and children. She sought neither the world’s pleasures nor its applause. she was kind and helpful as a neighbor, faithful and helpful as a wife, wise, loving and tender as a mother. Happily and uncomplaining she sacrificed personal comfort and pleasures for her family and home. She was fond of flowers and her home was always made bright with them. She lived her entire life in one community where she merited and enjoyed the admiration and respect of all.

Besides the children mentioned above, she is survived by a brother Sylvester J. Linn, of Omaha, Nebraska; and a sister, Mrs. Mayda Hancock of North Platte, Nebraska.

The funeral services was held at the Church of Christ at 2:00 o’clock Monday afternoon. The speaker was Elder W. R. Adams of the L.D.S. Church which Mrs. Wallace had served so long and so well. There was a beautiful display of flowers and a large attendance of the old time friends and relatives.

Burial was at Magnolia,



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AccessGenealogy.com. United States Obituaries. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 24 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/iowa/wallis-georgia-e-linn-obituary.htm - Last updated on Apr 30th, 2013


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