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Charles Bruce Linville
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1856
Knox County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1936
Knox County
Missouri, USA

Son of Philip Bruce "Bruce" and Mary Caroline Wilson Linville. Husband of Bertha Schneider, married 27 NOV 1879 in Adams County, Illinois; husband of Susan Emily "Sue" Adams, married 3 NOV 1892.



Former President of Bank of Edina Dies Friday Night at Home Here, Aged 19 years.


Services Sunday—Buried in Cemetery Given by His Father.

Charles B. Linville, oldest native of Edina, a man identified during his lifetime with the business and social life of the community which he helped to build up, died at 10:45 o'clock Friday night at his home here. He was 79 years old.

He was very ill a year, following an attack of influenza in December, 1934. Mr. Linville was in a Quincy hospital for a while last February and was almost continuously bedfast at his home since October. He was cared for during his illness by Mrs. Bessie Wriedt of Kirksville, registered nurse. And Blanche Jones, colored,who has been with the family four years, had the care of Mr. Linville in the daytime since.

Mr. Linville, who was one of the early bankers of Edina, working many years in the banking firm of Linville & Wilson. Later the Bank of Edina, which was founded in 1864 by his father, P. B. Linville I, and Judge E. V. Wilson, was born in Edina March 31, 1856, one of the seven children of Philip Bruce and Mary C. Wilson Linville and was a young boy when the banking house was established.

In an interview with The Sentinel in August, 1925, when he had been a banker thirty-five years. C. B. Linville told how his father started in the banking business. The elder Mr. Linville was in the general store business and so many persons owed him, he closed the store and started collecting, taking the money collected to Quincy for deposit. Soon people began to bring him money to keep for them and later to bank it.

His father would hide the money until he got a large amount, Mr. Linville told The Sentinel, and then he would take it to Quincy. From that the ideas of a bank developed.

Charles Bruce Linville received his schooling in Edina public school. Later he spent a year in Chaddock College in Quincy, returning to enter his father's bank. Mr. Linville took pride in later years relating that he began as janitor of the bank and later became president.

After his apprenticeship as janitor, Mr. Linville became a teller, but after working there for some time, he left the bank and engaged in hardware, jewelry and furniture business several years. He then returned to the bank, was later elected cashier and still later its president.

He retired a few years ago from active business. Mr. Linville was a candidate for representative of the Knox County in 1927.

Mr. Linville married Bertha Schnider Nov. 27, 1879. To them were born four children who survive: Philip Bruce Linville II, LaJunta Colo.; Lorle, Mrs. Walter B. Simpson, Jefferson City, Mo.; Mary, Mrs. J. H. Fisher, Edina and Marguerite, Mrs. P. E. Kaler, Topeka, Kan. Mrs. Linville died April 10, 1892.

His second wife, who survives, was Sue Adam. They were married Nov. 3 1892. To them was born a daughter, Louise, Mrs. Stanley M. Hall, who dies April 17, 1915, at the age of 21 1/2 years.

Also surviving Mr. Linville are eight grandchildren and a great granddaughter, Marjorie Louise Linville, 3-year-old daughter of Mr and Mrs. C.B. Linville II of Los Angeles, Calif. Of the generation of C.B. Linville I, only he and his sister, Mrs. R. M. Ringer, reached maturity. She died March 8. 1913.

Mr. Linville's body was taken to the Community Church at 2 o'clock. Services were conducted by the Rev. J.P. Ingerslew, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, delivered an eulogy. Burial was in Linville cemetery, which was given many years ago for cemetery purposes by Mr. Linville's father to the Masonic Lodge.

Honory pallbeareres were: Judge C.R. Fowler, a schoolmate and boyhood chum of Mr. Linville; F.A. Wilson, Charles Franz, M.J. Stablein, J.P. Delany, W.T. Wilson, Alex Rimer, John McGraw, J.L. Cornelius and J.M. Kirk.

Active Pallbearers were: J.W. Hayes, W.F. Sandknop, William Krueger, Sr., L.C. McBride and F.J. Ruxlow of Edina and Lloyd Arnett of Kirksville. Grandchildren of Mr. Linville who were present and Elroy Schofield nore the rack of flowers.

Mr. Linville's daughters, Mrs Simpson and Mrs. Kaler, arrived Friday, as did the former's children Miss Caroline and Joe and John McElfresh. Mr. Linville's son, P. B. Linville, of LaJunta, Colo., was unable to come. He was last here last October. Dr. W.B. Simpson and Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh of Jefferson City came Sunday and returned there Monday, accompanied by Joe McElfresh.

Dr. Stanley Hall of Kansas City, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Linville, and his niece, Miss Louise Hall, of Lancaster, Mo., were here Sunday for the services as were Mrs. D.R. Nelson, Mrs. Edward Morton and Mrs. Bertha Bowen of Quincy and Mr. and Mrs J.C. Duncan of Brookfield, Mo., all formerly of Edina, and Mrs Lloyd Arnett of Kirksville.

The Edina Sentinel
Combined with the Knox County Democrat 10 SEP 1925
Edina, Missouri
January 16, 1936


Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900
Name: Charles B Linville
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Bertie Schneider
Marriage Date: 27 Nov 1879
Marriage County: Adams
Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1845384 -1845385. 
Family links: 
  Philip Bruce Linville (1814 - 1910)
  Mary Caroline Wilson Linville (1826 - 1881)
  Bertha Schneider Linville (1858 - 1892)
  Susan Emily Adams Linville (1858 - 1938)*
  Carrie May Linville (1880 - 1880)*
  Philip Bruce Linville (1882 - 1961)*
  Lorle Linville McElfresh (1883 - 1964)*
  Mary Hollister Linville Fisher (1885 - 1991)*
  Marguerite S. Linville Kaler (1887 - 1960)*
  Louise Adams Linville Hall (1893 - 1915)*
  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)*
*Calculated relationship
Linville Cemetery
Knox County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Row 9 SWQ
Created by: Pam Witherow
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
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Charles Bruce Linville
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