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Philip Bruce "Bruce" Linville
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1814
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 1910
Knox County
Missouri, USA

Son of Joseph L. and Margaret "Peggy" Parrott/Parrett Linville. Husband of Mary Caroline Wilson, married in 1843 in Ohio; husband of Anna V. Bitler Dalton/Daulton, married 1 NOV 1883 in Edina, Knox County, Missouri by Thomas H. Fatty or Tatty, Minister of Gospel in Edina presiding. J.M.Hardman recording clerk. Bride a resident of Columbus, Ohio.

Philip's parents: Joseph L. Linvill(e) b. 8-3-1789 in Rockingham Co., W VA d. 11-22/27-1859 in Perry Co. Ohio married Margaret Parrott/Perrett, b. Abt.1790 in PA & d. 1-26-1851 in Ohio, on 8-9-1813 in Rockingham Co., W VA. Margaret was the daughter of Samuel and Eve Parrott/Perrett. They had nine children.


"History of Lewis, Clark, Knox and Scotland Counties Missouri", V.2 Biographical Appendix. Goodspeed Publishing, 1887, p. 1065, 1066, 1067:

"Philip B. Linville, of Edina, Mo., was born on Linville's Creek, Rockingham Co., Va., August 7, 1814, and is a son of Joseph and Margaret (Parrett) Linville, both natives of Virginia. Our subject's paternal grandfather immigrated to the United States from England, with two of his brothers and William Penn. Benjamin went to Virginia. Joseph and the other brother, whose name is not known, located in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. In 1817 Joseph Linville and family immigrated to Fairfield County, Ohio, where the father spent the remainder of his years engaged in farming, stock raising and milling. Although successful in his business, he died comparatively poor, having paid large security debts. The mother died before him. Their children were Philip B.; Samuel, a farmer, near Columbus, Ohio; Joseph, a resident of Fairfield County, Ohio; Joshua, of Perry County, Ohio; Benjamin, of Circleville, Ohio (all living); Anne, deceased wife of Dr. Armstrong, near Columbus, Ohio; Sarah, wife of William Eyman, of Fairfield County, Ohio; Delilah, widow of Nathaniel Coulson, of this city, and one girl, who died in infancy. The subject of our sketch passed his youth upon his father's farm in Fairfield County, and secured a common-school education. At the age of eighteen he commenced clerking in the mercantile business in Columbus, and continued in commercial line in that city and other Ohio towns until 1844. He then went west to Missouri, and located in Edina, and was one of those who helped to purchase the county addition to Edina, in order to secure the county seat. He built the first store of the town, on the present site of T. J. Lycan's block. A year later he bought his first lot further north on Main Street, and fitted up a frame building where he engaged in merchandising, until 1849, when he built the two-story brick building adjoining, now occupied as a hardware store by Willis & Linville. Our subject conducted mercantile trade in both stores until 1857, when he closed out, and became associated with the late Judge E. V. Wilson in money loaning, and in partnership, with this noted jurist was engaged in this business extensively, dealing largely in real estate, for a period of nearly forty years. In 1864 they began a private banking business, and upon the organization of the Bank of Edina our subject was its first president, but later officiated as cashier until the death of Judge Wilson, when he again became president, which position he now holds. In 1828 he married Mary C. Wilson, a native of Maine, now deceased. But two of the four sons and four daughters born to them survive: Ida, (wife of Rufus M. Ringer) and Charles B. In politics Mr. Linville was formerly a Whig, and he held the office pf public administrator for twenty-one years before the war. During the war he was a stanch Union man, and was the first county treasurer elected. Since the war he has been a Republican, and has served two terms as county treasurer. His present wife was Anna V. (Bitler) Daulton, a native of Fairfield County, Ohio. This lady had one son, George, by her first marriage. Our subject became a member of the I. O. O. F. in Ohio in 1839, and is a Mason of long standing, having reached the Royal Arch degree. He has been a life-long church member, and is connected with the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Linville is a specimen of a self-made man; having come here a young man with no capital, he has by his industry, economy, and business ability, succeeded in accumulating a handsome competency, and has aided many others to do likewise. He is one of the most esteemed and honored citizens of the county, and a prominent and enterprising business man."



The passing of P. B. Linville removes a towering and venerable figure from the public life of Edina and Knox county. He came to Edina June 17, 1844, and with no capital except good health, correct habits, an iron will and an infinite capacity for work, began laying the foundation for the competence he afterward attained.

At that time Edina was a nameless hamlet of less than a dozen homes. He witnessed the christening of the village and through the years watched her growth to cityhood. His first employment was as a clerk in the general store of Patrick Coony. Later he formed a partnership with the late judge Wilson and for some years the firm of Linville and Wilson handles real estate and bonds, doing finally a general banking business which eventuated in the present Bank of Edina, organized in 1876. After an active business life of more than sixty years he retired to a well earned rest in 1906. Rest, however, for him meant a continued interest in the things which had claimed him so long and his familiar face was seldom absent from his place of business until a severe injury sustained last May resulted in his decline and death.

Phillip Bruce Linville was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, August 7, 1814, departed this life September 2, 1910, ninety-six years of age. Mr. Linville was twice married. His first wife was Miss Mary C. Wilson who shared the labor of those primitive days and bore him seven children.

August 14, 1881, he was deprived of his companion by the hand of death. He again entered the state of matrimony, taking for his companion, Mrs. Annie V. Daulton, of Columbus, Ohio, who, with Mrs. Rufus M. Ringer and C. B. Linville, children of his first marriage, survive him.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles N. Wood in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Following the sermon the body was escorted by his brethren of the Masonic fraternity of which he was for many years the honored Treasurer, to the Cemetery bearing his name, where it was laid to rest with the honors of the order. The notable elements of his life were , temperance, loyalty, rugged honesty, regularity of habits and tireless industry. A public spirited citizen, a steadfast member of the Presbyterian Church, a friend of every good cause, he will be very greatly missed. His last days were marked by religious comfort and great prayerfulness. A little child again he fell asleep with childhood's simplest prayer upon his lips.

The Edina Sentinel
Edina, Missouri
Thursday, September 8, 1910 
Family links: 
  Joseph Linvill (____ - 1859)
  Margaret Parrett Linville (____ - 1851)
  Mary Caroline Wilson Linville (1826 - 1881)
  Anna V. Bitler Linville (1840 - 1914)
  Delia Linville (____ - 1845)*
  James F. Linville (1845 - 1860)*
  Carrie R. Linville (1850 - 1871)*
  Charles E. Linville (1854 - 1854)*
  Charles Bruce Linville (1856 - 1936)*
  Ida Mary Linville Ringer (1868 - 1913)*
  Elizabeth Linvill (____ - 1833)*
  Philip Bruce Linville (1814 - 1910)
  Joshua W. Linville (1823 - 1890)*
*Calculated relationship
Linville Cemetery
Knox County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Row 9 SWQ
Created by: Pam Witherow
Record added: Apr 25, 2011
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Philip Bruce Bruce Linville
Added by: Pam Witherow
Philip Bruce Bruce Linville
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