Linda Snopes Kohl

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Display Name: 
Linda Snopes Kohl
Sort Name: 
Kohl, Linda Snopes
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Major
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Snopes
Family (new): 
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, January 1, 1907 to Thursday, December 31, 1908
Biography: 

Linda Snopes is the illegitimate child of Eula Varner and Hoke McCarron. When McCarron runs away from the news of her pregnancy, Eula's father marries her to Flem Snopes, who becomes Linda's father in the eyes of Yoknapatawpha. Linda grows up in rebellion and opposition to Flem, though her desire to protect her mother's reputation leaves her vulnerable to his manipulation. Highly intelligent, she is accomplished in school. She attends college in Oxford, and from there goes to the Greenwich Village. Here she marries the Jewish sculptor Barton Kohl. The two of them, avowed Communists, go to Spain to fight in the Civil War where Barton is killed and Linda is deafened by a Fascist bomb. She returns to Jefferson and makes ill-fated attempts to improve the educational opportunities for African-Americans, before and after moving to Pascagoula to work in an aircraft factory during World War II. She is depicted as tough, masculine, and sexually secure. She is also a subtle but clearly willing accomplice in Flem's murder.

Social Status: 
has influential social contacts (family, business, political)
Disability: 
audio impaired
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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