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Charles E. Linton


Elder Charles Edward Linton

Born Feb 11, 1915

Died Feb, 1st 2011
Elder Charles Edward Linton, 95, of Frederick, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Frederick Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Born Feb. 11, 1915, in Indianapolis, he was the son of the late Arthur Linton and Mary Ann Hale Linton Riley. He was the husband of Irma Frazier Linton, whom he married June 11, 1949, and who predeceased him April 6, 2005. Charles lived with his grandmother much of his young life on Rochester Avenue in Indianapolis and attended School No. 67 until the sixth grade, when he moved to Brownsburg High School. He yearned to play basketball and tried to join the team, only to be told he was a "city slicker" and they wanted only Brownsburg boys. They wouldn't even give him a uniform. His mother purchased one for him on her own and he got to play a little, but not often. He was complimented often as a good player when he got the chance to play. He was able to "suit up" for the football team and sit on the bench (since there were too few boys at the school to field much of a team), but as a member, he was able to go out to eat after the games, which he considered the best part of the game anyway. After graduation, he moved back to Indianapolis with his mother on Salem Street. She operated a beauty shop out of her home called Mary Ann's Beauty Shop. At the urging of his mother, Charles found a job cleaning homes on the north side of Indianapolis for 25 cents an hour, which seemed like a lot of money then.

Later, he got a job as a sales clerk at Central Rubber and Supply in a very depressed economy (basically by showing up every single day to work uninvited until his attendance was better than some of the employed workers) earning $20 a week.

Charles was drafted into the Air Force in 1942 and served in England as an electrician on the B-17 Bombers. He returned home in 1945 after the war and went to work for Hugh J. Baker and Company detailing reinforcing bars for large concrete structures. He retired after 23 years.

Charles was ordained and pastured Little Eagle Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Indianapolis and remained active until his passing. He attended church every Sunday, even remotely by conference call and teleconference after moving to Maryland.

Charles moved from Indianapolis, Indiana where he lived for 91 years in December 2006, to Edenton, an independent living community in Maryland so that he could be closer to his son, Thomas Linton. He was elected honorary Mayor of the community for 2009. Until very recently, he would always be found to be wearing a white shirt, tie and black trousers every day.

Charles married Irma Frazier on June 11, 1949 and had one son, Thomas, and a daughter, Lois. Irma worked for the Indianapolis Public School System as a teacher and finally a librarian for 35 years, and passed away April 6th, 2005. Charles was a devoted caring husband, father and devout Christian man. He was always very pleasant, polite and not only wore a smile but usually created smiles in others wherever he went.

Charles is survived by his son, Thomas and wife Connie, daughter Lois Stevens and husband John, four grandchildren Matthew and Jonathan Linton, Marjorie and Kim Stevens and one great-grandchild Odelle Linton.

larry heldman  

Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)
Elder James Compton was the original founder of the 'Gospel of Grace Tape Supply.' His collection of tapes began as he traveled to Church meetings and Associations recording sermons on Reel to Reel. He has maintained this library of sermons faithfully over the years and are now the foundation of PB Sermons. org. This web site is dedicated to Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)