Charlotte Link

1885 - 1955 

Charlotte (Lottie) Link and her husband Edwin R. were pioneer music teachers in Minnesota, where they taught in the Hutchinson Seminary, later the site of Maplewood Academy, which had opened earlier and was merged with the seminary in the late 1920s. The Links, who had come from Fargo, North Dakota, taught at the seminary from 1917 through 1919, she teaching piano and voice and he the wind and string instruments.

By the time of the 1930 U.S. census, they had returned to Fargo. Following his death in 1946, she returned to Maplewood Academy, where she taught voice and piano and served as an accompanist during the last eight years of her life.

The Links became widely known in Adventist circles for a family program broadcast on WCCO, a pioneering radio station in Minneapolis. She was also known at MWA as a popular and trusted confidante and a teacher whose home and teaching studio was located on the edge of the campus. The Links had two sons, Robert and Richard.


Sources: Northern Union Reaper, 2 October 1917, 3; 19 February and 8 October, 1918; 12 February 1919; Northern Union Outlook, 20 July 1950; 18 January 1955; 1920 and 1930 U.S. Federal Census; Minnesota Death Index, 1908- 2002.