11 July 2016

Individual Report for Letha Elizabeth Gandy Lincecum (1873-1959)

mrsallincecum1913Letha Elizabeth Gandy was born 25 September 1873 at Gandy Bend, Lavaca County, Texas to Barnabas Pipkin Gandy and Mary Helena Allen.  Letha died 27 December 1959 in El Campo, Wharton County.  Burial was in Gandy Cemetery at Gandy Bend.

Letha married Addison Lysander Lincecum 24 October 1896 in Lavaca County.  They had three children:  Barnabas Gandy Lincecum, Ruth Elizabeth Lincecum, and Addison Turney Lincecum.

Photo at right from The Houston Post (Texas), Vol. 28, Ed. 1 Sunday, 14 September 1913.  Accessed 3 July 2016, University of North Texas Libraries, "The Portal to Texas History," texashistory.unt.edu .

Individual Facts:

  • Census:  4 June 1880 / Lavaca County, Texas
  • Census:  23 June 1900 / Jackson County, Texas
  • Residence:  1909-1959 / El Campo, Wharton County, Texas
  • Census:  28 April 1910 / El Campo, Wharton County, Texas
  • Census:  21 January 1920 / El Campo, Wharton County, Texas
  • Census:  19 April 1930 / El Campo, Wharton County, Texas
  • Residence:  1935 / El Campo, Wharton County, Texas
  • Census:  24 June 1940 / El Campo, Wharton County, Texas (300 Mechanic St.)
  • Occupation:  abt 1959 / Wharton County, Texas / Housewife
  • Address:  abt 1959 / El Campo, Wharton County, Texas (302 S. Mechanic St.)

Sources available upon request.


- "Doctor Lincecum married October 24, 1897, Miss Letha Gandy.  Mrs. Lincecum is a Texas author, has been an investigator and writer on historical topics, and many of her writings have been published and have secured for her special recognition and honors from the university and other institutions.  Her great-grandfather, John Gandy, of North Carolina, was soldier in the American Revolution.  Her parents were Barnabas P. and Mary (Allen) Gandy, her father a native of Alabama and her mother of Mississippi.  Doctor and Mrs. Lincecum have three children, Barney, Ruth and Addison, Jr.  Barney of Houston.  Ruth is the wife of Ray Hilton, a chemist at Houston, and they have a daughter, Dorothy and son, Addison III.  Addison, Jr. is a pupil in the public schools at Washington, DC." [Source:  Texas Under Many Flags by Clarence Wharton.  American Historical Society, 1930.  Page 124.]

- Letha's cause of death was "arteriosclerotic heart disease." Certificate via FamilySearch.


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