Friday, May 20, 2011
Linnie Reynolds Hine
Miss Linnie Reynolds Hine, daughter of T. B. and L. R. Hine died on May 23, 1874, at the age of 7 years, 6 months, and 2 days. She is buried in the West End Cemetery at Berlin Heights, Oho. The 1870 Census for Erie County shows a Theodore B. Hine, with an adult female named Lovina, and several children, the youngest one named Lavina, age 3. Other children in the family were Ada, Maggie, and Sarah. Records at Erie County Probate Court show the date of September 16, 1851 as the marriage date for Theodore Hine and Lovina Reynolds. Linnie was probably a nickname for Lavina. Linnie's middle name was also the maiden name of her mother. The Hine family moved to Toledo, where T. B. Hine was a vinegar manufacturer. I am sure that Linnie's family thought of her many times, even after they left Erie County. Linnie's tombstone inscription is quite legible, after over a hundred years' passing since her death.
For a biographical sketch of Theodore B. Hine, Linnie's father, see page 1252 of the book entitled A HISTORY OF NORTHWEST OHIO, by Nevin Otto Winter, available fulltext at Google Books.