Hannah Elizabeth Walker
|Hannah Elizabeth ("Libbie") Walker|
June 10, 1875|
Johnson County, Iowa, USA
|Died||August 3, 1959 (aged 84)|
|Resting place||Shelby Township Cemetery, Shelby, Iowa, USA|
|Spouse||Franklin Bryce Linn (m. 1898–1946)|
Harry Deforest Linn|
Dwight Russel Linn
Lily Gladys Linn
Laura Lavina Linn
Hugh Alva Linn
Jacob Bryce Linn
Mary Fern Linn
Franklin John Linn
Leslie Leonard Linn
Samuel Dale Linn
Everette Edward Linn
John Samual Walker|
Sarah E Woodruff
|See map of Hannah Elizabeth Walker's descendents and ancestors|
John Walker, an Ohio farmer, was married to Sarah Burnett, who was three-fourths American Indian. John's three sons: Samuel, James, and Joseph, emigrated to Johnson County, Iowa from Ohio in 1837. Their father followed his sons in 1841. Samuel Walker and his wife, Elizabeth Stover, were members of very respected families which were community leaders in the early pioneer days of Iowa. Their son John S. Walker, married Sarah Woodruff. John and Sarah and their two daughters, Libbie (Hannah Elizabeth) and Hattie, moved to western Iowa and thence to the silver mines of Jefferson City, Montana. Elizabeth Stover Walker, having lost her husband, Samuel, in 1852, accompanied them. Elizabeth died on 29 July 1888 in Jefferson City. The walker family returned to Iowa by wagon, as they had gone. They settled near Shelby, Iowa, where Libbie married Frank B. Linn. The children of Libbie and Frank were 3/64ths American Indian.
- (Note 1: The above paragraph contains a mistake. "John Walker" should read "James Walker, Sr.")
- (Note 2: Sarah Burnett's alleged Native American heritage is suspect. See this discussion of the claim.)
Harlan Tribune, August 7, 1959 Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Linn, 84, pioneer resident of the Shelby community, died Monday evening at an Avoca nursing home.
Born in Iowa City, Mrs. Linn came to Shelby as a young girl. She had been here ever since. She was a member of the Shelby Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Church with Rev. Lawrence Hawes officiating. Burial was in the Shelby Cemetery.
Survivors include eight sons: Harry, Des Moines; Dwight, Correctionville; Hugh, Gilmore City; Frank, Sheffield; Samuel, Humboldt; Jacob, Hancock; and Everett, Ackley. Also, two daughters: Mrs. Harry Simon, Hancock, and Mrs. Elzie Robinson, Dayton. One sister, Mrs. Hathe Egnew of Henrieta, Okla. also survives.
 Jill Marie Linn's Memory of Frank and Libby
Grandma Linn I only knew briefly. The memories I have are visiting her in a home (kind of like a nursing home) in Avoca. I was maybe 4 or 5 at the time. I remember she had very thin skin and really big veins. I would sit on her lap and run my fingers up and down her soft hands. She was a small woman at that time in her life.
Grandpa Linn died before my mom and dad even got married. I'm not sure if my mom met him or maybe it was shortly after they met that he passed away. You know lots of stories about him. I remember lots of stories too, but didn't meet him. He sounded very tall, big, physically strong and character-strong. A man of high morals and principals.
| Hannah's parents and siblings:
Back (L-R): Sherman, Hannah;
Middle: John, Samuel (Jr.), Sarah;
|Frank's and Libbie's wedding photo|
|Frank, Libby and their family||Frank, Libby and their family on the Shelby farm house porch||Frank, Libby and their family on the Shelby farm house porch|
|Mrs. Linn and a friend at a nursing home in Avoca, Iowa|
- Libbie and Frank were married at the home of his brother-in-law Orin S Best.
- Libbie is buried in the Shelby County Cemetery as "H. Elizabeth." Libbie's ascendant family is buried outside of Iowa City, Iowa, in the Walker Family Cemetery, a very small prairie cemetery cared for by Jim Linn.
 Historical Records
- Elizabeth (age 6) and her parents John (age 29) and Sarah (age 26) and siblings Sherman (age 7), Samuel (age 4), and Hattie J (age 2) live in Freemont, Johnson, Iowa in the 1880 Federal Census
- 1900 Federal Census lists Frank B (age 26) and Anna E (age 24) with son Harry D (age 8 months) in Shelby, Shelby, Iowa
- 1910 Federal Census lists Frank (age 36) and Libbie (age 34) in Shelby, Shelby, Iowa, along with: Harry D (age 10), Dwight (age 8), Gladys (age 8), Laura (age 5), Hugh (age 3), Jacob (age 1), Dora (age 1 month), Hester Linn (age 74), and Hallie Moore (age 16)
- 1920 Federal Census lists Frank (age 46) and Libbie (age 45) in Shelby, Shelby, Iowa, along with: Dwight R (age 18), Gladys L (age 17), Fredy A (age 14), Jacob B (age 11), Fern M (age 9), Frankey L (age 8), Leslie L (age 6) , Werner D (Samuel) (age 4), Everette (Age 2), Hester A Linn (age 84)
- 1925 Iowa Census lists Frank (age 51) and Elizabeth (age 50) in Shelby, Shelby, Iowa, along with: Dwight R (age 22), Hugh A (age 18), Jacob B (age 16), Mary V (age 14), Frank J (age 13), Leslie L (age 11), Samuel B (age 9), Everette E (age 7)
- 1930 Federal Census lists Frank (age 56) and Libbie (age 54) in Shelby, Shelby, Iowa, along with: Hugh A (age 23), Jacob B (age 21), Fern M (age 19), John F (age 18), Leslie L (age 16), Samuel D (age 14), Everette E (age 12)
- ↑ "John Samual Walker Jan 1850.rtf", emailed by Kathy LaPella, Nov 15, 2010
- ↑ http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/21169794/person/1040963888
- ↑ http://iowagravestones.org/gs_view.php?id=186751
- ↑ http://iagenweb.org/shelby/1915bio/1915bio15.htm
- ↑ The Clan Linn in the Twentieth Century, p553
- ↑ File:Hannah elizabeth walker obit.png
- ↑ Email from Jill Marie Linn to James Brian Lindstrom on 11/12/2010
- ↑ James Opfell