25 September 2016

Individual Facts Report for Fredabelle Pape Lincecum (1909-1949)

Individual Report -FPLincecumFredabelle was born the summer of 1909 in California to George Pape and Freda Defries.  The flat marker placed for Fredabelle at Masonic Lawn Cemetery gives her date of birth as 27 May 1909, and the California Death Index gives her date of birth as 26 July 1909.  An obituary for her daughter, Montebelle, gives Fredabelle's middle name as Alicia.  The California Death Index gives it as Barbara.

Fredabelle first married Frank Eugene Held about 1928, and they had one daughter (Montebelle).  Fredabelle later married Mont Wesley Lincecum, 24 July 1934 in Carson City, Nevada.  That union gave birth to two sons, Mont Wesley Lincecum, Jr. (1936-2012) and Perry Gamble Lincecum (d. bef. 2012).

Fredabelle died at the young age of 40 years, 19 August 1949, in Sacramento, California.  She was laid to rest at Masonic Lawn Cemetery.  A nice image of her flat marker can be found at FindAGrave.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  21 April 1910 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Census:  5 January 1920 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Census:  18 April 1930 / Sonora, Tuolumne County, California
  • Residence:  abt April 1935 / Sacramento, California
  • Census:  4 April 1940 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Residence:  abt 1941 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Residence:  abt 1943 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California

Sources available upon request.  I will respect the privacy of living individuals.

24 September 2016

Individual Report for Mont Wesley "Buck" Lincecum (1901-1982)

Individual Report - MWLincecumMont Wesley Lincecum was born 18 August 1901 in Texas, the fourth son of Luke Anderson Lincecum (d. 1944) and Ida A. Bynum (d. 1952).  Mont married first, about the age of 24, Isabel Veronica Evans at Yolo, California.  I do not know if they had any children together.

Mont married again on 24 July 1934 in Carson City, Nevada to Fredabelle Alicia Pape Held (1909-1949).  They had two sons, Mont Wesley Lincecum, Jr. (1936-2012) and Perry Gamble Lincecum (d. bef. 2012).  Mont was also stepfather to Montebelle Barbara Held (1934-2012), whom he knew since she was less than a month old.

Mont married for a third time in 1953.  He died 24 November 1982 in Sacramento, California.

Individual Facts:

  • Occupation:  May 1910 / Home Farm Laborer at Jackson County, Oklahoma
  • Census:  4 May 1910 / Headrick, Jackson County, Oklahoma
  • Occupation:  January 1920 / General Drayman in Curry County, New Mexico
  • Census:  5 January 1920 / Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico
  • Occupation:  1925-1955 / Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  abt 1930 / Police, Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Address:  abt 1930 / 5224 T Street, Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  April 1930 / Patrol Man, City Police at Sacramento, California
  • Address:  April 1930 / 5224 T Street, Sacramento, California
  • Census:  2 April 1930 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Occupation:  abt 1934 / Police, Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  abt 1935 / Police, Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Address:  abt 1935 / 3316 42d, Sacramento, California
  • Residence:  abt April 1935 / Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  April 1940 / Police Officer for the City of Sacramento, California
  • Census:  4 April 1940 / Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
  • Address:  bet. 1941-1942 / 2322 Second Avenue, Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  abt 1941 / Captain of Detectives at Sacramento Police Department, California
  • Occupation:  abt 1943 / Captain, Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Address:  abt 1943 / 2322 Second Avenue, Sacramento, California
  • Occupation:  abt December 1944 / Captain of Detectives at Sacramento Police Department, California
  • Occupation:  abt July 1952 / Sacramento Police Department at Sacramento, California
  • Residence:  abt February 1953 / Sacramento, California

Sources available upon request.  I will respect the privacy of living individuals.

Notes:

- From U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 via Ancestry:
(Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem)
Mont Lincecum
Branch = Army
Enlistment 24 May 1920, Release 11 June 1923

- Mont Lincecum found himself in the Sacramento Bee newspaper several times, often for his police work.  Perhaps one of the more interesting articles, dated 4 February 1943, had this headline and beginning:

Chief Says Probe Clears Policeman Of Ties With Club

Police Chief…submitted a report to Acting City Manager…today stating "there apparently is no foundation" to a rumor that Detective Captain M. W. (Buck) Lincecum has a financial interest in the Reliable Clubroom, 1017 Sixth Street.

…The Reliable Clubroom is one of several places ordered to cease illegal gambling operations as a result of stories published in The Bee.

Another article eight months later claimed this:

Detective Captain Is Named In Will Of Card Room Operator Detective Captain M. W. (Buck) Lincecum of the Sacramento Police Department will receive a trust fund bequest of undetermined value from the estate of his friend, Harry (Holland) Plafker, west end businessman and card room operator who died October 4th...

To be clear, to my knowledge, Captain Lincecum was not found to be guilty of any wrongdoing.

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

17 September 2016

Individual Report for Elizabeth O'Banion Lincecum (1829-1899)

Individual Report - EOLincecumA smile hath passed which filled our home with light.
A soul whose beauty made that smile so bright.
– epitaph on Elizabeth's tombstone.

Elizabeth Obanon (O'Banion?) / Cleveland was born 20 November 1829, possibly in Georgia, to Mary (maiden name unknown) Obanon Cleveland.  As I posted yesterday, the 1850 Washington County, Texas Federal census suggests Elizabeth was born an Obanon / Obanion.  Mother Mary married J. M. Cleveland about 1844.

Using this record, as well as the 1860 Washington County, Texas Federal census, Elizabeth had brothers named Benjamin and John, and a sister named Martha.  Her half-brothers were William, Joseph, and Leander.  In fact, brother Benjamin (with surname Obanion) was just "two doors down" from Elizabeth Lincecum in 1860.  Separately, the rest of the siblings – at home with Mary – were all listed with the surname Cleveland.

Elizabeth (indexed as a Cleveland) married Lachaon Joseph Lincecum February 1852 in Washington County, Texas.  They went on to have 9 or 10 children:  Lycurgus, George Durham, Mary E., Val Dies, Sallie, Lachaon Joseph Jr., Edna Katherine, Leolia Gideon, Lucullus Garland, and (possibly) Anna.

Elizabeth died 10 July 1899 in Gonzales, Texas.  She was laid to rest at Gonzales Masonic Cemetery, under the tombstone pictured below.  Photo credit to Cindy S. Munson (2011) via FindAGrave – permission for use granted in her bio.

elincecum

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  3 October 1850 / Washington County, Texas
  • Census:  12 June 1860 / Long Point, Washington County, Texas
  • Occupation:  September 1870 / Keeping House in Washington County, Texas
  • Census:  28 September 1870 / Burton, Washington County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1880 / Keeping House in Williamson County, Texas
  • Census:  3 June 1880 / Williamson County, Texas

Death notice from The Daily Express (San Antonio, Texas) dated 12 July 1899:

MRS. L. J. LINCECUM

Gonzales, Tex., July 11 -- Died at her home in Gonzales, Tex., on Monday, July 10, 1899, at 9 p. m., Mrs. L. J. Lincecum, aged 69 years, 7 months and 12 days.  The interment will be held at the Masonic cemetery at 4 o'clock this evening.

16 September 2016

Notes Report for Lachaon Joseph Lincecum (1827-1909)

Notes Report - MaleTake all mistakes as good wishes.

- From Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874 by Lois Wood Burkhalter (1965) -- pg. 87:

"Lachaon Joseph, known as Doc, was a practicing physician for a while but preferred farming.  He married Elizabeth Cleveland, February 27, 1852, the Reverend R. H. Belvin, officiating.  Lachaon was a beef contractor during the war, buying up beef cattle and driving them to the Confederate Army.  At one time he swam 956 head across the Mississippi at Natchez.  Later he enlisted at Camp Randle under Captain Thomas L. Scott."

Research Note:  I have not seen an original marriage record for L. J. and Elizabeth.  The marriage information I have comes from an Ancestry database from 16 years ago that no longer exists -- at least under the source title I have -- and a transcribed index (as well as Ms. Burkhalter's book).  I believe Elizabeth can be found with her mother in the 1850 Washington County, Texas Federal census.  If I am interpreting this entry correctly, it seems Elizabeth was born with the surname Obanon (O'Banion?).  Here is a transcription of the entry (names only):

J. M. Cleveland
Mary "
B. Obanon
Elizabeth "
Martha "
John "
W. R. Cleveland
Joseph "

- From Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874 by Lois Wood Burkhalter (1965) -- pgs 70-71:

"Most of the children were born in Cotton Gin Port. When the top six were old enough to go to school, Gideon bought a house in Columbus, Mississippi, where he sent them, with their mother, to be educated, while he remained in Cotton Gin Port to continue the practice he had established as a doctor.

At the end of six months he went over to Columbus to see what progress the children had made. He expected great things of them, as they were all 'sprightly minded.'...Gideon questioned them about geography, history, and arithmetic. Their answers were vague and evasive...

[Gideon wrote] I had strained every financial nerve in getting a house at Columbus for them and had exerted my utmost powers to furnish provisions, clothing, etc., to keep them comfortable, and from the oft-repeated high reputation given the teachers in the newspapers I had hoped that I should experience the gratification of seeing signs of progress in my children. I was overwhelmed with disappointment. I felt like the whole world was a sham. My children, after six months' constant attendance at that highly praised institution could answer no question of use..."

- From Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874 by Lois Wood Burkhalter (1965) -- pg. 73:

"On November 9, 1848, M. Austin Bryan for $1,371.00 conveyed to Gideon Lincecum the northeast corner of League No. 5, containing 1,828 acres (Deed Records, Washington County, H, 355-356). The Lincecum land was disposed of, in differing lots and acreages and over a period of time until Gideon's death, to the following (Deed Records, Washington County): ...Leonora Campbell...Mary J. Rutherford...L. J. Lincecum...L. W. Lincecum...E. C. Lincecum...L. W. C. Lincecum...L. L. Lincecum...L. R. Lincecum...Sarah L. Doran...Cassandra Durham...Mary Matson..."

pvtljlincecummustercard- Texas Muster Roll Cards, 1838-1900 via Ancestry:

Name & Rank -- Lincecum, L. J., Pvt.
(Under) Capt. Thomas L. Scott
"Organ" -- Co. E, 23rd Brig., Gen. Jno. Sayles Comdg., TST
Enlisted March 1863 at Washington
Age 37

- Abstracted information from Confederate Pension Application of Indigent Soldier L. J. Lincecum, dated April 1907 [Alabama, Texas and Virginia Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958 at Ancestry]:

L. J. Lincecum was a resident of Gonzales County, Texas, and had been for 12 years. He was 80 years old and not able to engage in an occupation. He described his physical condition as bad -- old age and general debility.

L. J.'s command (Company B; calvary) was originally organized in Texas. He served four years, 1861 through 1865.

When asked if he was in indigent circumstances, as in actual want and destitute of property and means of subsistence, L. J. answered in the affirmative.

L. J. affirmed that he had been a bona fide continuous resident of the state of Texas since January 1880.

Two witnesses were interrogated regarding the service of L. J. Lincecum. One stated he knew him "in the summer of 1864 in the Army on the Rio Grande." L. J. was part of Geo. H. Giddings battalion, Col. John S. Ford's Expeditionary forces on the Rio Grande.

His Confederate Pension Application was approved.

- The Daily Express (San Antonio, Texas)
Friday, 21 May 1909 [via The Portal to Texas History]

FOR MANY YEARS A MASON

L. J. Lincecum Had Been Identified With That Order for More Than Half a Century.


L. J. Lincecum, age 82 years, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Cardwell, 808 Carson Street, of paralysis. Decedent came here about two months ago for his health from his home, Gonzales. He was a pioneer resident of that community and widely known. He has been a member of the Masonic Lodge for the last fifty-six years.

The body was taken to Gonzales yesterday where the remains will be interred. The Masonic Lodge of Gonzales will officiate at the ceremonies.

While a native of Columbus, Miss., he had been a resident of Texas since 1836. He is survived by six children as follows: G. D. Lincecum, Gonzales; V. D. Lincecum, Mrs. Sallie Shiffleet, Austin; L. J. Lincecum Jr., Goliad; Mrs. W. A. Cardwell, San Antonio, and L. G. Lincecum, Hubbard City.

15 September 2016

Individual Facts Report for Lachaon Joseph "Doc" Lincecum (1827-1909)

Individual Report - LJLincecumLachaon Joseph Lincecum was a son of the "famous" naturalist, Gideon Lincecum, and his wife Sarah Bryan.  Lachaon was born 25 January 1827 in Columbus, Mississippi, and was sometimes known as "Doc." He was likely listed with his parents for the 1850 Washington County, Texas Federal census, but – truth be told – that's a difficult one to decipher with all of those L initials.

Speaking of initials, I most often found Lachaon listed simply as L. J. Lincecum.  He married Elizabeth (O'Banion) Cleveland 27 February 1852 in Washington County, Texas.  This couple went on to have 9 or 10 children (I'm most skeptical of the last one):  Lycurgus, George Durham, Mary E., Val Dies, Sallie, Lachaon Joseph Jr., Edna Katherine, Leolia Gideon, Lucullus Garland, and Anna.

If you're having trouble finding L. J. in the 1880 U.S. Federal census (I sure did), you might be surprised to know he is listed as Joseph Macan in Williamson County, Texas.  I'd like to know how that happened!

Lachaon Joseph Lincecum died 20 May 1909 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.  He was laid to rest at Gonzales Masonic Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas.

Individual Facts:

  • Occupation:  June 1860 / Farmer at Long Point, Washington County, Texas
  • Census:  12 June 1860 / Long Point, Washington County, Texas
  • Occupation:  September 1870 / Farmer at Washington County, Texas
  • Census:  28 September 1870 / Burton, Washington County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1880 / Farmer at Williamson County, Texas
  • Census:  3 June 1880 / Williamson County, Texas
  • Residence:  bet 1895 – 1907 / Gonzales County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1900 / "Talks Politics" at Gonzales, Texas
  • Address:  abt June 1900 / St. Peters St, Gonzales, Texas
  • Census:  27 June 1900 / Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
  • Residence:  abt 1908 / Gonzales County, Texas

Sources available upon request.

*See also Notes Report for Lachaon Joseph Lincecum (1827-1909)

08 September 2016

Individual Report for Thomas Almond Cardwell (d. 1951), Son of Kate Lincecum

Individual Report - TACardwellThere is a bit of a discrepancy regarding the birth year of Thomas Almond Cardwell.  His death certificate notes a birth year of 1898.  Yet, his World War I draft registration card notes a birth year of 1897.  Both sources give the birth month and day of 11 May.  Both also state Thomas' birth place was Gonzales, Texas.

Thomas was (records suggest) the last son born to William Alexander Cardwell and Edna Katherine "Kate" Lincecum.  He married Ella M. Sinclair 14 April 1923 in Bexar County, Texas.  This was just three weeks before Thomas' older brother Percy married Emma Kate Lankford, also in Bexar County.  Thomas and Ella divorced sometime between 1940 and 1951.

Thomas A. Cardwell died 26 March 1951 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.  He was laid to rest the next day in Mission Burial Park.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  8 June 1900 / Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
  • Census:  19 April 1910 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  June 1918 / 345 Bill Green St., San Antonio, Texas
  • Census:  5 January 1920 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Occupation:  April 1930 / Clerk, City Tax Collector at Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  14 April 1930 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Residence:  April 1935 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Occupation:  April 1940 / Clerk, County Courthouse at Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  12 April 1940 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  abt 1951 / 401 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation:  abt 1951 / Salesman at Bexar County, Texas

Sources available upon request.

Notes:

- Description of Thomas on his WWI draft registration card, dated 5 June 1918:  tall, slender, dark brown eyes, and dark brown hair.

- Per his death certificate, Thomas died "inroute" to hospital on 26 March 1951.  He was divorced.  Brother Percy A. Cardwell was informant.  Cause of death:  Coronary Occlusion.  (Likely a heart attack caused by blockage.)

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

07 September 2016

Individual Report for Percy Aubrey Cardwell (1892-1957), Son of Kate Lincecum

Individual Report -PACardwellPercy Aubrey Cardwell was born 15 November 1892 in Gonzales County, Texas to William Alexander Cardwell and Edna Katherine "Kate" Lincecum.  He married Emma Kate Lankford 5 May 1923 in Bexar County, Texas.  Percy died at 1:30 p.m. on 25 November 1957 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, just ten days after his 65th birthday.  He was laid to rest at San Jose Burial Park in San Antonio.

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  8 June 1900 / Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
  • Occupation:  April 1910 / Retail Grocery Store Clerk at Bexar County, Texas (probably worked for his father)
  • Census:  19 April 1910 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Occupation:  June 1917 / Government Clerk at Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  June 1917 / 345 Bill Green St, San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation:  January 1920 / Public Bookkeeper at Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  5 January 1920 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  April 1930 / 228 Sycamore St., San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation:  April 1930 / Real Estate Broker at Bexar County, Texas
  • Census:  2 April 1930 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  1942 / 1109 W. Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation:  1942 / City Tax Department at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
  • Address:  abt March 1945 / 1109 W. Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas
  • Address:  abt August 1946 / 1109 West Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas
  • Occupation:  abt 1957 / Clerk for City of San Antonio, Texas
  • Address:  abt 1957 / 1109 W. Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas

Sources available upon request.

Notes:

- Percy's description from his WWI draft registration card (dated 5 June 1917):  tall, slender, grey eyes, brown hair.

pacardwellpassportphoto- From U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925:
P. A. Cardwell, age 27 (dated 20 March 1920)
destination:  Tampico, Mexico
objective:  Commercial; "to accept position with Tampico Banking Co."
using port of Laredo, Texas
physical description:  6' 2" tall, long chin, brown hair, gray eyes, fair complexion, prominent nose, long face, (including a distinguishing mark of) "Long scar right temple near eye"

Also included with Percy's passport application was a notarized letter from his father confirming Percy's paternal parentage, birth date and place.

wa-pacardwellpassportletter

- From Border Crossings: From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1964:
P. A. Cardwell, age 28 (dated 30 December 1920)
occupation:  Material Agent
from Tampico, Mexico to San Antonio, Texas (admitted at Laredo, Texas)

- Percy's description from his WWII draft registration card (dated 1942):  6' 2" tall, 185 lbs, gray eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion.

- Per his death certificate, Percy died at 1:30 p.m. on 25 November 1957.  Emma Kate Cardwell was the informant.  Cause of death:  Apoplexy, acute, severe, terminal (30 min).  Hypertensive cardio-vascular disease (15 yrs).  Arteriosclerosis, generalized, and severe of both legs with avascularity (6 mos).  [My non-medical educated guess is high blood pressure killed Percy.]

Take all mistakes as good wishes.

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