28 July 2016

Individual Facts Report for Earl L. Lincecum, Jr. (1919-1958)

Cloud's Rest at Yosemite
Earl L. Lincecum, Jr. was born 18 May 1919 in New Mexico to Earl Luke Lincecum and Grace Ophelia Kingsey / Kingrey.  Barbara Lucille Lincecum Thurman was another child of Earl and Grace.

Earl Jr. did marry, and he and his wife had a least one child.

Earl L. Lincecum, Jr. died 3 April 1958 in Shasta County, California, and was laid to rest at Redding Memorial Park.  His obituary was run in the 5 April 1958 Sacramento Bee (California), and is available for viewing online at GenealogyBank.  A digital image of Earl's well-rusted funeral marker is online at FindAGrave.

Individual Facts:
  • Census:  2 April 1930 / Sacramento, California
  • Residence:  April 1935 / Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  April 1940 / House Painter at Shasta County, California
  • Census:  5 April 1940 / Redding, Shasta County, California
  • Residence:  abt February 1943 / Redding, Shasta County
  • Residence:  abt September 1946 / Redding, Shasta County

Sources for report available upon request.
Image source: Cloud's Rest from the Lower Bridge, by George Fiske, courtesy, California Historical Society, CHS201`4.1603.jpg.

17 July 2016

Taxi Driver Shot, Found on Steps: the 1932 Death of Robert H. Tamplin

Robert H. Tamplin was born 13 October 1895 in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas to R. H. Tamplin and Daisy Lincecum.  Young Robert spent his pre-adult years working as a stock clerk for the Joske Bros. department store.  He also completed a relatively short stint in the U.S. Army.  By the time he was 27, Robert was working as a chauffer / taxi driver in the San Antonio area of Bexar County, Texas.

Robert married at least once, but was divorced at the time of his death.  His untimely demise occurred less than two months after his 37th birthday, and just two weeks before Christmas.

San Antonio Express (Texas)
12 December 1932 - pg. 1 [Viewed online at GenealogyBank's Newspaper Archive.]

TAXI DRIVER SHOT, FOUND ON STEPS

Cab Found More Than Mile From Scene, No Witnesses Discovered

With a bullet wound in the back, the body of Robert H. Tamplin, 30, 306 North Street, was found upon the steps of the residence of Louis Granato, 410 Stonewall Street, Sunday morning, shortly after residents reported hearing a dispute and an automobile hastening away.  Granato telephoned the sheriff's office there was a drunk man lying on the steps.

Mystery still clouded the shooting Sunday night as deputy sheriffs said they had been unable to find a clue and the fact that Tamplin's watch, a ring and 80 cents in change was found on the body.  Residents of the house where the body was found could give no information as to how many men were in the party heard quarreling at the doorway and none had heard anything which was said.

Tamplin was a driver for the Yellow Line Company and was said to have left the office at 11:55 in answer to a call for a cab.  The call came from a pay station and person calling did not ask for any driver by name, it was declared, and simply requested that a cab be sent to the Riverview Apartments, 106 West Pecan Street.  Tamplin was not seen again alive by any one as far as the officers had found.

The cab which Tamplin drove was found early Sunday morning on South Flores more than a mile from the scene of the shooting, leaving officers to believe the man's slayers had driven away in his own car and abandoned it later.  The car was not damaged.

Tamplin is survived by his mother, Mrs. Daisy Tamplin, of San Antonio, and two brothers, Lloyd Tamplin of Anderson, S.C., and R. D. Tamplin of Inglewood, Calif.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon with Rev. W. A. Pearson of St. Paul's Episcopal Church officiating.

Robert's death certificate via FamilySearch.org lists cause of death as Gun shot wound in right side of Back.  It was noted as Homicide.

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Robert was laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.  A nice image of his government issued tombstone may be viewed on FindAGrave.  The inscription follows:

Robert H. Tamplin
Texas
Cook
Motor Trans. Corps
December 11, 1932

16 July 2016

Does the Life of Robert H. Tamplin Typify the 1800s Wild, Wild West?

cowboyThe very little research conducted into the life of Robert H. Tamplin produced some very interesting newspaper articles.  (All found at The Portal to Texas History.) When I first started reading, I wondered to myself if the family was known as the Tamplin Gang or something such as that.  It seems father R. F. and his two eldest sons, Robert and Rufus, were always involved in something.  And that something seemed to often be pushing up against the law.  Maybe even crossing it.

I will say there were some instances where Robert was accused of things and later acquitted, or found not guilty.  And I did come across a short article noting the Tamplin family to be well respected throughout Washington County, Texas.

Who knows? Maybe Robert's life typifies the era of the 1800s wild, wild west.  Remember, anything happening after 1888 (at minimum) had a direct effect on his wife, Daisy Lincecum, who was just 23 when she married Robert.

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

Notes:

- The Daily Banner (Brenham, Texas)
Thursday, 27 February 1879

PRETTY CLOSE. -- On Wednesday, after Mr. R. F. Tamplin [Robert's father] had been fined in the mayor's court for unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, he came up town and abused the officers who arrested him, and being warned by them several times not to create a disturbance, he displayed his pistol -- which had been returned to him under the decision of the appellate court that no weapon should be confiscated -- officer Buster informed Mr. Tamplin that he was doing wrong and to put the weapon in his pocket, or give it to his son.  He replied using abusive language, and the officers then arrested him, he showing fight.  His son Robert, about 17 years old, then drew and cocked on the officers a single-barrelled derringer pistol.  The city marshal grabbed him to prevent his shooting.  A scuffle ensued during which the derringer "went off" the ball entering a side-pocket in the marshal's coat and severely wounding a pocket full of papers.  It was a very narrow escape.  Both parties were arrested and placed under bonds of $50 each for their appearance on Saturday next.

- Brenham Daily Banner (Texas)
Saturday, 20 September 1884

GIN BURNED. -- On Friday morning Robert Tamplin's gin in the Gay Hill neighborhood was discovered to be on fire.  In a short time it was in ashes.  The gin and machinery were new having lately been completed.  It cost about $3000 and was insured for $1800 in the Southern and Hibernian companies of New Orleans.

[Robert's father was shot and killed May 1883.  This may have been a "family" gin, originally belonging to the elder Robert.]

- Brenham Daily Banner (Texas)
Thursday, 22 October 1885

District Court.
Wednesday. -- State vs. R. H. Tamplin, theft of cattle, continued by agreement.

- The Galveston Daily News (Texas)
5 December 1886

Dismissed by the Grand Jury.
DALLAS, Tex., December 4. -- Mr. Robert Tamplin, of Brenham, who was arrested and brought here last Wednesday, charged with stealing some clothes in this city last August, has been dismissed by the grand jury, after a thorough investigation of the charge.  Mr. Tamplin belongs to a most respectable family in Washington, and is considered one of Brenham's best citizens.

- Galveston Daily News (Texas)
16 November 1891

Two Severe Cuts.
BRENHAM, Tex., Nov. 15. -- A rather serious affair took place at the Santa Fe saloon at 2 o'clock this morning, in which several persons were seriously hurt.

R. S. Farmer and Dr. Rufus B. Tamplin [brother of Robert] had had a difficulty up town early in the night, in which, it is said.  Dr. Tamplin drew a knife, but did not attempt to use it.  Farmer did not see the knife, but some one told him of it, and he procured a pistol and followed the docdor [sic] down to the saloon.

Eye witnesses say that immediately on entering the saloon door Farmer drew his pistol and told Tamplin to "hand over that knife." Robert Tamplin, a brother of the doctor, was standing at the bar drinking a glass of water.  When Farmer presented the pistol at his brother's head he threw the glass and hit Farmer on the side of the head.

The pistol was discharged at the same instant, the bullet going through the side of the house.  Robert Tamplin, after throwing the glass, followed it up by clinching with Farmer and pushing him out of the door.

Leslie Greyton, a bystander, jerked Farmers' [sic] pistol out of his hand, and Dr. Tamplin rushed out to help his brother.  He drew a knife and stabbed Farmer twice, once in the left arm, making a gash from the point of the elbow to the wrist.  Another slash fell on the back of the neck, extending from the edge of the hair on the right side in a slanting direction clear to the middle of the left side of the throat, missing the jugular vein only narrowly.

The latter  cut went to the bone and is rather serious.

Harry Swain, another bystander, struck Robert Tamplin over the head with a heavy cane, knocking him loose from Farmer and the row ended.

After the difficulty it was found that Farmer had two bad cuts.  Robert Tamplin had a gash on the head from the cane blow.  P. A. Henderson's head had stopped the glass as it glanced from Farmer's head, and a good-sized lump was the result.  Two or three others were slightly cut on the face and hands from bits of broken glass.

- Brenham Daily Banner (Texas)
26 March 1892

LOCAL NEWS.

The Tamplin Case.
The case of the State vs. R. H. Tamplin, charged with swindling, growing out of a mortgage made to Schmid Bros., on stock that Tamplin claimed died before the foreclosure and judgement against him, was called in the District court Friday morning, but Mr. Tamplin having gone out in the country about 16 miles was not able to get in on time and a forfeiture of his bond was entered, but upon his arrival at 10:15 the forfeiture of his bond was set aside, and the case went to trial.

District Attorney King opened the argument for the State, Judge Kirk appearing in an able argument for the defense, County Attorney Rogers closing.

Court adjourned until this morning, when the Judge will charge the jury in the case.

[Article in next day's paper says jury returned a verdict of not guilty.]

- Denton County News (Denton, Texas)
30 March 1893

A Fatal Fight.
GEORGETOWN, Tex March 24. -- Hightower, a boy 17 years of age was killed yesterday.  Hightower and Bob Tamplin, living near New Liberty Hill, quarreled in the morning about Hightower's sheep eating Tamplin's corn.  About noon Tamplin took his gun and left home, saying he was going to shoot squirrels.  Soon after this shots were heard.  Hightower was found dead and Tamplin wounded in the shoulder.  Hightower's clothing and one ear were badly burned.  He was a shepherd on a ranch owned by Dock Davis of Round Rock.  Tamplin has a wife and one child.  He has been arrested.

It seems Robert H. Tamplin was under the age of 40 when he died.  Does anyone know the cause of his death?

15 July 2016

Individual Facts Report for Robert H. Tamplin, Husband of Daisy Lincecum

Robert H. Tamplin was, according to the 1880 U.S. Federal census, born about 1862 in Texas to Robert F. and Sarah Tamplin.  The young Robert first married Mayry Matilda Shannon 28 April 1881 in Washington County, Texas.  Several years later, he married Daisy Lincecum on 27 November 1888.  Daisy was a daughter of Lysander R. Lincecum and Margaret Wood.

Robert and Daisy had at least four children.  Three sons were Lloyd Tamplin, Robert H. Tamplin, and Roy Davis Tamplin.  By 1900, Daisy was a widow.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  June 1880 at Independence, Washington County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1880 at Washington County, Texas / Worked on Farm

Sources available upon request.

I haven't conducted much research into the life of Robert H. Tamplin, but I discovered several interesting newspaper articles I will share tomorrow in a notes report.

14 July 2016

Individual Report for Daisy Lincecum Tamplin (1865-1958)

Daisy Lincecum was born 25 August 1865 in Long Point, Washington County, Texas to Lysander Rezin Lincecum and Margaret "Maggie" Wood.

Daisy married Robert Tamplin 27 November 1888 in Washington County, and they had at least four children.  Three sons were Lloyd Tamplin, Robert H. Tamplin, and Roy Davis Tamplin.  Daisy was widowed by 1900, but did not marry again.

Daisy died 2 April 1958 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.  Her body was cremated by Bowman-Gray School of Medicine (NC).

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  25 June 1880 at Washington County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1900 / House Keeper in Gonzales, Texas
  • Census:  27 June 1900 at Gonzales, Texas
  • Address:  1903 / 303 E. 7th, Austin, Texas
  • Occupation:  1903 / Machine Hand at Bosche's Troy Laundry, Travis County, Texas
  • Address:  1910 / 204 Av. D, San Antonio, Texas
  • Census:  23 April 1910 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  1919 / 122 Rusk, San Antonio, Texas
  • Census:  2 January 1920 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  1921-1922 / 122 Rusk, San Antonio, Texas
  • Address:  1924 / 122 Rusk, San Antonio, Texas
  • Address:  1926 / 122 Rusk, San Antonio, Texas
  • Census:  5 April 1930 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  April 1930 / 306 North Street, San Antonio, Texas
  • Residence:  December 1932 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  abt December 1932 / 306 North Street, San Antonio, Texas
  • Residence:  April 1935 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  1940 / 869 West Fifth Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Census:  1940 at Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina
  • Residence:  abt 1958 / Lewisville, Forsyth County, North Carolina

It looks as though Daisy spent at least 25 – 30 years living in San Antonio.  Using Google Maps, and the addresses of 204 Av. D and 306 North Street, I figure Daisy was in the present-day place of Converse, Texas.  This is like a suburb of San Antonio.  Here is an image of what the area of 306 North Street looked like April 2011.

Notes:

  • According to the 1900 Gonzales County, Texas Federal census, Daisy (already widowed) was staying with her uncle, L. J. Lincecum.
  • According to the 1910 Bexar County, Texas Federal census, Daisy had four children.  Three were living.
  • Daisy was the informant on her son Robert's death certificate.  She was living with Robert at the time of his death.
  • According to the 1940 Forsyth County, North Carolina Federal census, Daisy had 7 years of education.
  • Per her death certificate, Daisy passed away at Maplegrove Rest Home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

13 July 2016

Individual Report for Cad Lincecum (b. abt 1851)

Cad Lincecum was born about 1851 in Alabama to Rezin Bowie Lincecum and Annisa Bowie.  I have not been able to locate Cad after the 1860 U.S. Federal census.

Individual Facts:

  • Race:  July 1860 / Catahoula Parish, Louisiana / Mulatto
  • Census:  7 July 1860 / Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

Sources available upon request.

Notes:

- Noted on the 1860 Catahoula Parish, Louisiana U.S. Federal census record for Cad Lincecum is Free Born.

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Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry Operations, Inc., 2009.

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

12 July 2016

Individual Facts Report for Barbara Lucille Lincecum Thurman (1930-1997)

Barbara Lucille Lincecum was born 18 February 1930 in Sacramento, California to Earl Luke Lincecum and Grace Ophelia Kingrey/Kingsey.  Earl and Grace were both dead before Barbara reached the age of 17.

Barbara was married at least twice.  She died 23 February 1997 in Placer, California.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  2 April 1930 / Sacramento, California
  • Census:  5 April 1940 / Sacramento, California
  • Residence:  abt February 1943 / Sacramento, California

Sources available upon request.

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