Biography of Dr. George F. Linn
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George Finney Linn, M. D., is one of the young and capable professional men of Huron County, who is successfully engaged in the practice of his profession at Norwalk, with offices in the Citizens Bank Building. He was born at Millersburg, Holmes County, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1893, the son of Samuel and Olive (Finney) Linn.

Samuel Linn was born in Holmes County, Ohio, as was his wife. He died in 1904 and is buried at Millersburg. His widow resides at Ashland, Ohio. Mr. Linn was a farmer in early life, but spent many years in the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company as a bridge foreman. He was a member of the Methodist Church. To Mr. and Mrs. Linn were born three children: Mabel, married Isaac Keller, lives in Holmes County; George Finney, the subject of this sketch; and Maude, married Dwight Hobbs, deceased, and she lives at Ashland.

The boyhood of George Finney Linn was spent at Miiersburg, Ohio, and he attended the public schools at that place. He was graduated from Taylor University in 1912, spent one year at Baldwin Wallace College, and in 1918 received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at Ohio State University. His interne work was completed at University Hospital, Columbus, and Doctor Linn also took graduate work at Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, and Flower Hospital, New York City. He began his professional practice at Mt. Vernon, where he was associated with Dr. C. K. Conard, and in 1920 Doctor Linn located in Norwalk, where he has since enjoyed a splendid practice. He is an active member of the Huron County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Society, and American Medical Association. He also belongs to the Ohio State Homeopathic Society, and American Institute of Homeopathy.

In 1929 Dr. Linn married Miss Nina Jordan, the daughter of Walter and Louise Jordan, natives of England. They are residents of Erie County, Ohio. Doctor and Mrs. Linn have a son, George Finney, II.

Dr. Linn is affiliated with University Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 631, Columbus; Huron Chapter, R. A. M., No. 7; Norwalk Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 24; Norwalk Commandery, K. T., No. 18; Toledo Consistory, 32nd degree; Zenobia Temple; B. P. O. Elks, No. 730. He also belongs to Catawba Cliffs Beach Club, Norwalk Country Club, Kiwanis Club and University Club of Cleveland, and Phi Alpha Gamma fraternity. He is president of the Norwalk Chapter of Ohio Lake Erie Island District Association.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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