|Birth: ||Jun. 11, 1852|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1907|
From "The History of Dubuque County. Iowa"
BART E. LINEHAN, Dubuque's most enterprising young merchant and old settler, was born in this city, June 11, 1853; his education was received at the Third Ward School, in which he never missed a room, and also took a course of book-keeping at the Commercial College in this city. At a very early age, he developed quite a business tact, which was noticed by W.E. Wellington, who persuaded him to leave school and accept a clerkship on the wharf-boat of the Packet Company of which Mr. Wellington was Superintendent. This position, which, for one so young, was quite responsible, he held, with the exception of a few months, for five years, when, with his present partner, M.N. Hansen, purchased the business from their former employer, and have built up one of the largest businesses in the city, and have the most complete steamboat supply store in the West, they also do a large grain, coal and bay business, and operate a large farm in Delaware Co. Mr. Linehan's natural shrewdness and foresight, together with the indomitable energy of his nature, have kept him with more business on hand than on of his years ought to care for. He took hold of institutions which previously were considered unsafe investments, but which, to-day, are as good stock as we have in the city. We have reference to the Dunleith & Dubuque Ferry Company, and the Dubuque Street Railroad Company. Of both corporations he is Secretary and Treasurer, also a Director in the Dubuque Co. Bank and is the Northwestern Agricultural & Mechanical Association; and to him is the credit sue for the fine base-ball park in which the club have won such fame; with his brother, he purchased the ground and fitted it up in first class style, and there is no better park outside of Chicago. He has always taken an active part in anything to further the interests of the city, and is quite well posted on river transportation and river improvement being Secretary of the St. Paul Railroad Convention in 1877, a delegate to the New Orleans Commercial Convention in 1878, and also to Quincy in 1879; and to him in the credit due for the first efforts being made in having the large sand-bar in front of the harbor dredged up, which at one time threatened to close up the landing. Socially, Mr. L. is an affable and courteous gentleman, having as large a circle of acquaintances, as any young nam in the Mississippi Valley; has traveled considerably; is possessed of a good mind, and devotes what little leisure time he has to books and music. He is one of the men whom misfortunes could not dishearten, and quickly-- new castles on the ashes of old hopes; endowed with that energy and ability he never fails to achieve the greatest success.
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Nov 21, 2008
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