|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1929|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 2006|
Lin was born Lilly Mae, but changed her name to Lin when she was an adult. She was born in Oklahoma City to John David and Winnie Ward Freeman. She was one of eleven children.
During the drought in Oklahoma in the 1930s, without natural anchors to keep the soil in place, it dried, turned to dust, and blew eastward in large dark clouds. At times the clouds blackened the sky, reaching all the way to the East Coast. Much of the soil ended up in the Atlantic Ocean, carried by winds, which were in part created by the dry and bare soil conditions. These dust storms had names such as "Black Blizzards" and "Black Rollers", and often reduced visibility to a few feet. The Dust Bowl affected 100,000,000 acres, centered on the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, and adjacent parts of New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas. (From Wikipedia)
In the 1940's the John Freeman family finally moved from Oklahoma to California, just after the dustbowl, and a few years after John's father, Willie, left with others who migrated to California. They were called "Okies". They settled in Merced, where Lin grew up, married her husband, and gave birth to her two oldest daughters. The third daughter was born in Fairfield Ca.
Lin married Luther Harvey Brady in 1949. They had three daughters who are still living. Lin became a widow at age 45. She earned a BS degree in Psychology at San Jose State College. Lin died of cancer in Davis California.
John David Freeman (1892 - 1984)
Winnie Ward Freeman (1896 - 1973)
Luther Harvey Brady (1924 - 1974)
Evergreen Memorial Park
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Record added: Mar 12, 2009
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