Benjamin Franklin Linton, Obituary

Benjamin Franklin Linton was the son of Benjamin Burkette Linton and Nancy Jane Newman.  Ben had nine brothers and sisters that preceded him in death:  John Wesley, Thomas Alvey, James Newman, Lucy Ann, Susan C., Fountain P., Adaline, Louella C. and George William Linton.  He was a bachelor.

Bibb’s Chapel Cemetery in Logan County, Kentucky, is overrun with trees, vines, mosquitoes and sink holes!  It is quite the adventure!

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The News Democrat – April 30, 1936

Russellville, Kentucky – Logan County

Ben F. Linton Dies

At our press hour we learn of the sudden death this morning of Ben F. Linton, well-known farmer living in the Dennis section.  Death was due to heart trouble from which the deceased had suffered for the past several years.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Muddy River and interment will be at Bibb’s Chapel.  Services will be in charge of Rev. Milliken.

Mr. Linton was born June 20, 1853, and had spent the greater part of his life in the neighborhood in which he died.  He was a farmer and devoted much time to the raising of melons, having been rightly termed the “Melon King” of Logan County.  He was a son of B. B. Linton and Nancy Newman Linton.  He had for many years been a member of the Bibb’s Chapel Methodist church and was an honest, industrious citizen, honored and respected by all who knew him.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Lillie P. Creits, and a large number of nieces and nephews.

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