|Birth: ||Feb. 26, 1893|
|Death: ||Nov. 12, 1918|
Child actress, dancer and singer. She advanced her skills by studying grand opera at New York City music conservatories. Upon completion of her New York training she appeared on Broadway and then toured the country with the Metropolitan Opera Quartet. She teamed up with singer Lorna Lea and they joined the YMCA Entertainers to tour Western military camps during World War I. While performing at Camp Lewis, Linnie Love was stricken with the influenza virus. She died of it on November 12, 1918. Ten years later, a national campaign led to the U.S. Congress funding a monument at her grave.
On February 26, 1893, she was born in Portland, Oregon. The Love family, Royal Fred Love (1871-1956) and Clara Buford Love (1874-1956), lived in the Lents neighborhood of Southeast Portland. Royal worked as a clerk at the Routledge Seed and Flower Company. In 1899 the Love's had another daughter, Ruby, but the parents soon separated. In 1900 Clara and Linnie moved to Seattle, and for Linnie this would be home for the rest of her too-short life.
She had a physical problem that did not hold her back and that was blindness in her right eye. In 1911 she left Washington to attend New York City music conservatoires. This included the American Institute of Applied Music, at 212 S 59th, a large and prestigious school. She also studied grand opera in conjunction with the Metropolitan Opera. During her New York studies she had a remarkable operation that restored her sight. Linnie became friends with fellow student Lorna Lea and they would perform together until Love's death. Lorna sang Contralto with Linnie singing Soprano.
Royal F. Love (1871 - 1956)
Linnie Lucille Love (1893 - 1918)
Ruby Love Zuk (1898 - 1973)*
She was the daughter of Royal Fred Love and Claribelle Buford Love. His memorial is at Find A Grave Memorial# 18147128 with his second wife Clara Gibbons.
Cornelius Methodist Cemetery
Created by: Mary Beecroft Taylor
Record added: Aug 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40401575
A beautiful life that was lost in service to our service personnel during World War I.|
Millie Metzler Roberts
Added: Mar. 8, 2017