George Wilds Linn

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George Wilds Linn
Born December 6, 1844(1844-12-06)[1]
Died September 26, 1918 (aged 53)[2]
Resting place Radnor United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania[3]
Residence Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania[4]
Spouse Naomi Anderson Fisher (1846-1909)[5], in 1878[6]
Parents James Widney Linn
Mary Wilds

The Clan Linn Entry[edit]

GEORGE WILDS LINN, third son of James Widney Linn, was born 1844, received an academic education at Tuscarora Academy, Juniata County, Pa., volunteered during the Civil War in the 107th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, and was with the Federal Army on the evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg and at the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox Court House, May 9, 1865. At the close of the war he again entered student life, graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1869, and was assigned the Latin salutatory oration at commencement. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in 1872. He subsequently received the degree of Master of Arts (A.M.) from Dickinson College, and that of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent a year and a half as assistant physician in hospital work in Philadelphia, and then went abroad to pursue special studies in medicine at the Universities of Gottingen and Vienna, where he remained nearly two years. Returning to America he began the practice of medicine in Philadelphia and was appointed one of the physicians and lecturers on the staff of the Philadelphia Hospital, a position held for six years, when a long and critical illness (pleuro-pneumonia) disabled him so permanently that he was compelled to relinquish all private and public work indefinitely. He spent several years in Colorado and California, in hope of recuperating, and when in Los Angeles accepted the Professorship of Clinical Medicine in the University of Southern California, but the precarious condition of his health required him, after a year, to forego the greatest pleasure of his life, that of teaching.

In 1878 he married Miss Naomi Anderson Fisher, of Bryn Mawr, Pa.

His permanent address is Bryn Mawr, Pa.[7]

General Alumni Catalog of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni (1922) Entry[edit]

  • MD 1872
  • PhD 1872
  • AB 1869 Dickinson Coll.
  • AM 1872
  • died: Malvern Pa.[8]

Historical Records[edit]

  • In 1872, George's brother Hugh (then living in St. Louis, MO) sold him some land that belonged to their widowed mother Mary[9]