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I. M. Linnell
Born August 1, 1836
I. M. LINNELL, contractor and builder, Monticello; is a native of Jefferson Co., New York, and was born in Watertown August 1, 1836; his parents came to Illinois when he was 14 years of age, and he grew up to manhood in that State, and learned the trade of carpenter and joiner in Chicago; in the fall of 1861, he came to Iowa and located at Monticello; at that time there were only a few houses here; since then he has been contracting and building, and has erected many of the best buildings in the city; he has been engaged in building here longer than any other builder. Mr. Linnell was united in marriage to Miss Eunice Starks, a native of Clinton Co., N.Y., February 22, 1859; they have one daughter—Jennie I. Mr. Linnell is connected with the Masonic Order, and is a member of Burns Lodge.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 673.


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