Linn, Rhea Laura

Class of 1890

Birth: Dec. 29, 1874, Jonesboro, Union, Illinois
Death: Sep. 30, 1918, Effingham, Illinois

John Thomas Shuler Linn (1847 – 1909)
Ellen Frances Goodman Linn (1851 – 1925)

Emil Frederick Melzer (1874 – 1930)*

Charles Leo Melzer (1901 – 1993)*
Reola Lowanda Melzer (1904 – 1998)*
John Henry Melzer (1908 – 1967)*

Jenny Linn (1878 – 1878)
George Bayard Linn (1892 – 1894)
? Linn Nunamaker
Beulah Linn

Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery
Effingham, Effingham County, Illinois, USA

Source:, 24868529.

Jonesboro Gazette (Jonesboro, Il), October 4, 1918

Rhea Laura (Linn) Melzer died last Monday (23 Sep 1918) at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham, and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery in Effingham.  Her funeral was at St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she became a member in 1904.  She went to the hospital on 25 Sep 1918, and never recovered after an operation on Monday, 30 Sep 1918.  She was born 29 Dec 1874, in Jonesboro, the daughter of J. T. S. and Ellen F. Linn, of Jonesboro.  At the age of 15 she went to Mt. Pleasant, N.C., and entered Mt. Amoena Seminary, of which her uncle, the Rev. J. A. Linn, was president.  She married on 6 Feb 1901, at her home in Jonesboro, Emil Melzer, senior member of Melzer Bros. Milling Company  In 1904 they moved to Effingtham.  She returned months ago from a visit for her health with her sister, Mrs. Sidney Nunamaker, at Portsmouth or Norfolk, Va.  Beulah Linn was also a sister.  She left a husband and two sons, Charles Melzer and John Melzer, and one daughter, Lowenda Melzer; two brothers in California, and three sisters.