Representative Charles Francis Linnan View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 5/31/1919
Birth Place: Churchville, IA
Birth County: Warren
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 34 (1911)
Home County: Pocahontas
Charles Francis Linnan
Pocahontas County


MR. SPEAKER—Your committee appointed to prepare resolutions commemorating the life, character and public service of the Hon. Charles F. Linnan of Pocahontas county, member of the House of Representatives in the Thirty-fourth General Assembly, beg leave to submit the following memorial:

Charles F. Linnan was born at Churchville, Warren county, Iowa, May 17, 1867, and died at his home in Fonda, Iowa, May 31, 1919.

His education was obtained in the schools of Warren county and at Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, also a business course at the Capital City Commercial College at Des Moines, Iowa.

After fitting himself for life’s activities he engaged in the mercantile business at Fonda, Iowa, also engaged in real estate and in large drainage contracts in various counties of Northwestern Iowa, and was at the time of his death owner of a large amount of town property in Fonda, Iowa, also of thirteen hundred sixty acres of valuable Iowa land.

In a charitable way Mr. Linman was surpassed by very few, if any. The poor were never lacking in food or clothing if known to him. Many unfortunates of the liquor habit were helped by him to a cure in some institute for their betterment.

Whereas, in view of the loss the state has suffered by the decease of the Honorable Charles F. Linnan of Fonda, Iowa, and the still heavier loss sustained by those who were nearest and dearest to him,

Therefore, Be It Resolved, That in the death of the Hon. Charles F. Linnan the state laments the passing of a valuable and honored citizen who was ever ready to proffer the hand of aid, to give voice in the counsels of his fellows, and to offer sympathy to the needy. That in the long and active residence in Pocahontas county, being identified with its educational, commercial and political activities, he enjoyed a large acquaintanceship through county and state which he deeply appreciated and profoundly respected.

Resolved, That it is but a just tribute to the memory of the departed to say that in regretting his removal we mourn for one who was worthy of our respect and regard.

Resolved, That we sincerely condone with the family of the deceased on the dispensation with which it has pleased Divine Providence to afflict them, and commend them for consolation to Him who orders all things for the best and Whose chastisements are meant in mercy.

Resolved, That this testimonial of sympathy and respect of the state and of the sorrow of the home city, be forwarded to the family of our departed friend by the chief clerk of the House of Representatives.





Adopted March 23, 1921.