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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