Hugh Alva Linn

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Hugh Alva Linn
Born November 11, 1906(1906-11-11)[1]
Shelby, Iowa, USA
Died June 26, 1971 (aged 64)
Resting place Shelby Cemetery, Shelby, Iowa, USA[2][3]
Alma mater Iowa State University
Spouse Edith Lucille Nelson (m. 1932) «Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter.»"Marriage: Edith Lucille Nelson to Hugh Alva Linn" Location: (linkback:, Gilmore City, Iowa
Children Hugh Roy Linn
Harry Lee Linn
Bruce Allen Linn
Thomas Alvin Linn
Richard Dale Linn
Parents Franklin Bryce Linn
Hannah Elizabeth Walker
Relatives Harry Deforest Linn (Brother)
Dwight Russel Linn (Brother)
Lily Gladys Linn (Sister)
Laura Lavina Linn (Sister)
Jacob Bryce Linn (Brother)
Mary Fern Linn (Sister)
Franklin John Linn (Brother)
Leslie Leonard Linn (brother)
Samuel Dale Linn (Brother)
Everette Edward Linn (Brother)
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Hugh Alva Linn was born 11 November 1906. Entering Iowa State College at Ames[, Iowa] in the fall of 1926, he wrestled on the Iowa State Varsity and was elected team captain in his senior year. Hugh won the Midwestern A.A.U wrestling championship twice, was undefeated in conference competition, and winner of the National Collegiate Championship at 135 pounds in 1930, his senior year. He also won the Iowa State trophy for the most team points won during his senior year, the Big Six trophy for the most points scored by any wrestler in the Big Six Conference during his senior year, and was elected to the Iowa State College Athletics Hall of Fame. In 1932 Hugh won the Olympic tryouts, but was unable to represent the U.S. because of business conflicts. He graduated from Iowa State College in Veterinary Medicine, spent one year on the faculty of Iowa State, then located at Gilmore City in general practice. Hugh married Edith Lucille Nelson in 1932. Hugh was president of the North Central Veterinary Medicine Association and served many years on the Gilmore City school board. He was a 4-H leader for fifteen years, a member of Sigma Pi social fraternity, past master of the Masonic Lodge, and past patron of the Eastern Star. Hugh died on 26 June 1971. Hugh and Edith had five sons.[4]

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