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 Linnie Jane <I>Duncan</I> Anderson

Linnie Jane Duncan Anderson

Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Death 27 Feb 1953 (aged 85)
Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana, USA
Burial Morristown, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 50049393 · View Source
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Linnie Jane was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Ann Hays Duncan. Her parents came to Indiana from Georgia after the Civil War their first child being born in Shelby County. Her father served under General Andrew Jackson and was at the surrender of Harper's Ferry in 1862 with the 35th Georgia Infantry Confederate Army.

She married Add Anderson January 22, 1885 in Shelby County where they had seven children born in their lifelong home in Gwynneville. Their second child died October 10,1888 stillborn.

Grandma and Grandpa Anderson’s home was very primitive. There was no electricity or indoor plumbing, outhouses and tin bathing tubs filled with water heated on the stove continued to be the norm. Grandma cooked off of a huge black iron stove raising the lid's with a metal poker to put in the wood. The photo posted is with a young Linnie Jane in front of their home.

The Shelbyville News
Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana
Saturday, February 28, 1953

Death Claims Mrs. Anderson
Gwynneville Resident, 85 Dies At Home Of Daughter

Mrs. Linnie Jane Anderson, 85, lifelong resident of the Gwynneville community, died Friday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Webb Beatty in Knightstown.

The daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Hayes) Duncan, Mrs. Anderson was born in Shelby county on December 22, 1867. Her marriage to John (Add) Anderson took place in 1885 and he preceded her in death in April, 1950.

She is survived by four children, Mrs. Beatty, Mrs. Earl Woodruff of Decatur, Ill., H. G. Anderson of Flint, Mich., and Clayton Anderson of Gwynneville.

Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Gwynneville Christian church.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Frazier Funeral Home in Morristown. Interment will be in Hanover cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.

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  • Maintained by: Brenda Beatty McGaw
  • Originally Created by: Denica
  • Added: 22 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50049393
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Linnie Jane Duncan Anderson (22 Dec 1867–27 Feb 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50049393, citing Hanover Cemetery, Morristown, Shelby County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Brenda Beatty McGaw (contributor 46811141) .