Note by Phyllis Brown: Alice Linton was known as “Auntie” to my mother. Not that she knew her – mom was four when she died. I’m sure she remembers stories her grandmother told about her sister Alice.
My mother has “Auntie’s” table – a small 2 foot by 2 foot table that will one day be mine. I plan to make it my tea table for enjoying an afternoon pot of Earl Grey and a scone – while fondly remembering my Linton ancestors.
Alice Clark Linton never married – she lived with her bachelor brother, John Edgar Linton, until his death in 1919, then continued on in the same house until the fall that broke her hip.
The Springfield Sun, October 31, 1935
INJURY IS FATAL TO MISS LINTON
Aged Resident of This City Died At Home of Her Sister In County This Morning From Effects Of Broken Hip
Miss Alice Linton, age 80 years, died at ten o’clock this morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. R. L. Montgomery, on Willisburg Road of complications resulting from a hip fracture, received in a fall at her home in this city two weeks ago. She was taken to a Lexington Hospital for treatment but was brought to the Montgomery home one week ago today, having failed to respond to treatment. She had been in a state of coma for several days and her death had been expected momentarily.
Miss Linton was a daughter of Edward and Catharine Taylor Linton and was born and spent most of her life in this county, though living for some time in Marion County. She had been living in this city during the past nine years.
Miss Linton is survived by an only sister, Mrs. Montgomery, and the following nephews and nieces: Mrs. Rue Carrico and Miss Margaret Montgomery, this county; Mrs. G. B. Goodrich, Lexington, and Robert and Edward Montgomery, this county. She also leaves 8 great nephews and nieces.
Funeral services for Miss Linton will be held at the Baptist Church in this city, of which she was a devout member, at two o’clock Friday afternoon, wit the Rev. J. N. Binford in charge. Interment will be in the family lot in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.