308. Edith J.5 Linn (Orin Parkhurst4, James Harr3, Thomas2, Andrew1)(1888) was born in Hayes Co, Nebraska April 7, 1889.(1889) Edith died February 12, 1956 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at 66 years of age. Her body was interred February 14, 1956 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA.

She married Phillip Allen Sampson in Mount Ayr, Ringgold Co, IA, September 20, 1916.(1890) Phillip was born in Audubon Co., IA March 20, 1887.(1891) Phillip(1892) was the son of Daniel Derias Sampson and Anne Barbara Neff. Phillip died June 27, 1952 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at 65 years of age. His body was interred June 1952 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA. Phillip's occupation: Farmer September 1916.(1893) He resided in Audubon Co., IA September 1916.(1894) Allen attended a short agriculture course at the University of Wisconsin and had purchased a farm in Viola Township (probably about 1915) prior to his marriage to Edith. He was a professional farmer and practiced his chosen livelihood for all but about two and one-half years immediately following the burning of their farmhouse in December of 1919. During that time, he had a business in town buying cream and eggs from farmers, acting as a distribution channel for these products. (01373:2) Only about four years after retiring he passed away from a sudden heart attack: he was 65. He is buried at Highland Memory Gardens (01373:2).

She was listed as a resident in the census report in Charlotte, Livingston Co, ILL, June 19, 1900.(1895) Edith was listed as a daughter in Orin Parkhurst Linn's household on the 1910 Census in Union Twp., Ringgold Co., IA.(1896) Edith's occupation: Teacher 1910.(1897) She resided in Kellerton, Ringgold Co., IA September 1916.(1898) Edith was a Mt. Zion Evangelical Church member in Audubon Co., IA, 1929.(1899) She resided in Audubon Co., IA Fall 1929.(1900) Edith was a democrat and her husband Allen was a republican. Edith didnt' drive and Allen would sneak off to vote with taking along. (1901) ________________________Additional Census Information 1900 lists her as a white female and daughter to the head of the household. She was born in April 1889 in Nebraska and was 11 years old, and single, at the time of enumeration. Her father was born in Illinois and her mother was born in Missouri. Her occupation is noted as at school. Her education (presumably year to date) was six months and she could read, write and speak English. (01427) Edith began teaching grade school at age 17 and probably taught Sunday school as well since all of Edith and Hazel's mother's folks were quite religious (01372 & 01373:1). She moved to Viola Center, Iowa from southern Iowa to teach school when her father moved the family to Louisiana in 1914 or 1915. It was a typical country school with grades 1 through 8. Edith attended Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa and continued her studies (including graduate course work) at Des Moines University and Drake University; her primary discipline was likely education since she spent her life as a teacher (01372 & 01373:1). When the family moved to southern Iowa in 1908, they started attending the Latter Day Saints Church [see editor's note in the obituary of Orin P. Linn] While Shirley was certain of their attendance, she wasn't certain as to their membership status. (01373:1) Shortly after moving to Viola Center, Edith met Allen Sampson and they married a year or two later. In the fall of 1916, their daughter Shirley was born and Edith was required to have a hysterectomy within weeks of that event. Shirley speculated that they have may chosen to forgo adopting additional children because she was quite sickly as a child, requiring a great deal of parental energy. In about 1930, Edith joined the Evangelical Church where her husband had been a member for many years. Apparently Allen Sampson was a very devout man and he and Edith endeavored to raise their daughter Shirley in a Christian home with lots of Bible reading and prayer. Whatever Edith's ties had been to the Mormon church, she never spoke of them in the presence of Shirley. (01373:1,2) Edith resided in Ross, Iowa in January of 1926 when her father died; actually, she lived in Viola Center but Ross was the post office address (01365 & 01373:1). She resided there from the time she arrived to teach school until 1948, when her husband retired from farming (01373:2). The one hobby Edith enjoyed as remembered by her daughter was that of handwork (01373:4). Mrs. Edith Sampson suffered several heart attacks over the preceding years prior to her suffering a fatal attack in 1956. She is buried in Highland Memory Gardens (01373:2).

Edith J. Linn and Phillip Allen Sampson had the following child:

child 558 i. Shirley6 Sampson(1902) was born in Audubon Co., IA July 9, 1917. She married James L. Harty in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, September 27, 1959. James was born in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA September 24, 1928.(1903) (Additional notes for James L. Harty(1904)) James died August 4, 1991 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, at 62 years of age.(1905) His body was interred August 7, 1991 in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA.(1906) James's occupation: Salesman. He was christened October 1928. James was confirmed at 11 years of age 1940.

Jim began attending church before he married his second wife, Shirley. It was, however, sometime after marriage that he became a Christian. One of his hobbies was working with wood. _______________________OBITUARY NOTICE - JAMES L. HARTY ____________________________The Des Moines Register ____________________________Tuesday, August 6, 1991 _______________________________(Source 01657:1) Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church for James L. Harty of 8713 Ginger Lane, Urbandale. Burial will be in Chapel Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Harty, 62, died Sunday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center of complications of diabetes. A lifelong resident of Des Moines, he retired as general manager of Sumner- Ramsey Pontiac. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and had been a member of Acanthus Masonic Lodge, Za-Ga-Zig Shrine and the Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Shirley, and a brother, Frank of Des Moines. Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today at Merle Hay Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to his church or the Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children. Services were indeed held at the church with Dr. James King officiating and about 150 attending. The organist was Tim Short and the soloist was Bob Medberry. The special music was "How Great Thou Art." The Pallbearers were from his Sunday school class and they and their wives prepared a noon lunch for 71 people. Jim was laid to rest in Chapel Hill Gardens. (01657:2 & 3) The following poem was read aloud at the service at the request of Jim before he died. ______________"I'm Free" Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free I'm following the path God laid for me, I took his hand when I heard him call I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to work or play, Tasks left undone , must stay that way I've found that peace at the close of day. If my parting has left a void -- Then fill it with remembered joy A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I tool will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I've savored much Good friends, good times, my loved one's touch; Perhaps my time seemed far too brief Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your heat and share with me God wanted me now; He set me Free! _______________________Anne Davison ___________________________1974

She resides in Des Moines, Polk Co., IA. Shirley's occupation: Offc Mgr&Teacher. She was baptized 1934. Religion: religion unknown. Shirley remembers being raised in a Christian home and she became a Christian at age 17 (01373:4). She attended Simpson College for her first year and then transferred to John Fletcher College for her final three years earning a bachelors degree in Public School Music and Education in 1939. John Fletcher College was located in University Park, Iowa and is now defunct. Shirley did graduate work at Drake University in Des Moines circa 1943/44. She taught school from 1939 to 1945 and then began work at Pioneer Seed performing office management until her retirement in 1981. (01373:3) Shirley met her husband Jim in December of 1958: within a year they were married (01373:3). Brian remembers that she once told him that her uncle, James Hazel Linn, had the honor of walking her down the aisle since her own father had already passed away. She and Jim spent four years participating as owners in the "sport of kings," thoroughbred racing horses. Shirley figures that in the end they probably broke even because the winnings usually didn't overcome the expenses! In the beginning, they had two partners but then they were down to one and eventually Jim and Shirley dropped out. (01373:3) As of July 1996, Shirley resided at 3520 Grand Avenue, Apartment 148, Des Moines, Iowa, 50312, a home into which she moved in September of 1993. (01373:3). Brian Linn remembers being in her home many times when she would play the organ. Another hobby was that of weaving (01373:4). She also noted to Brian that the first of the Sampson came to Plymoth in 1620. (1907)

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