Charles Linn

Charles Linn

Birth
Sweden
Death 7 Aug 1882 (aged 68)
USA
Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 7026679 · View Source
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The following information is from the brass plaque on the north side of the masoleum. "Son of a Swedish ironmaster, Linn built Birmingham's first industry, Birmingham Car & Foundry Co. (Linn Iron Works); the first bank, The National Bank of Birmingham; and the city's first park, called Linn Park. When the population was less than 4000, Linn prophesied: 'Bury me on the high promontory overlooking the city of Birmingham, in which you men profess to have faith, so that I may walk out on Judgement Day and view the greatest industrial city in the entire South." The plaque was placed by the Linn-Henley Charitable Trust, established by Walter E. Henley (1877-1961) for the citizens of Jefferson County.


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  • Created by: Dennis Ison
  • Added: 21 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7026679
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Linn (12 Jun 1814–7 Aug 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7026679, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Dennis Ison (contributor 46544255) .