06 April 2017

E is for Earl Luke Lincecum x 2 (A to Z Challenge)

Earl was born 21 November 1897 in Texas to Luke A(nderson?) Lincecum and Ida A. Bynum (d. 1952).  He was one of at least eight children resulting from that union.

Earl married Grace Ophelia Kingrey about 1918, when his bride was just 17 years old.  This couple had at least five children.  Four of them were as follows:  Earl L. Jr., Rose Eva, Judy Jean, and Barbara Lucille.

ellincecumwwidraftImage at right is Earl Luke Lincecum's World War I draft registration card, dated 12 September 1918 at Canadian, Hemphill County, Texas.  (Though it should be noted his "permanent home address" was written to be Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.)

Earl Sr.'s younger years were spent as a farm laborer and brakeman for the Panhandle & Sante Fe Railroad.  The family made its way to California from Texas by way of Oklahoma and New Mexico.  There, Earl Sr. settled on a career in police work.  He toiled at the Sacramento Police Department for at least thirteen years.

And that police department was where Earl met his second wife-to-be, Hazel Riley.  According to the 15 January 1940 edition of the Sacramento Bee (California):

"A romance that blossomed in the police department is scheduled to be climaxed within a few days by the marriage of Police Officer Earl L. Lincecum, 42, and Hazel Riley, 31, a clerk in the police record bureau.

The couple filed a notice of intention to wed in the county clerk's office Saturday, the same day upon which the divorce of Lincecum's former wife, Grace, became final…"

Earl Sr. and Hazel had at least one son, James Elton Lincecum, who died at the age of nine months.

The elder Earl Luke Lincecum suffered a heart attack "in the line of duty" 27 September 1946.  His remains were interred at the Masonic Lawn cemetery in Sacramento.

Earl Luke Lincecum, Jr.

As mentioned above, Earl Jr. was a son of Grace Ophelia Kingrey Lincecum (1901-1943).  He was born 18 May 1919 in New Mexico.  This Earl did marry, and had at least one child.  He was, for a time, occupied as a house painter.

Unfortunately, Earl Jr. would not live a long life.  He died 3 April 1958 at Redding, California.  The remains of this 38-year-old cousin of mine rest at Redding Memorial Park.

Are you wondering what's up with all the "letter" posts? I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (links to official page). This challenge lasts through the month of April, with Sundays off.  Each day follows a different letter prompt, in order, from A to Z.  Click here to see all my letter posts on one page (in reverse order).  Though this is my second year in the challenge, it's my first with two blogs.  My theme here is "kinfolk direct." Versus any name from the one name study, these genealogy and history posts all involve someone to which I am related.  You may follow along with me by RSS feed and other social media platforms listed at the top of the sidebar.  I and other bloggers in the challenge on Twitter will also be using #atozchallenge.

I'm also participating with Southern Graves.  This blog as a whole is one of my themes – telling the tales of tombstones, primarily from those found in the Southern United States and usually the State of Georgia.

Are you participating in the challenge, too? Please leave a link to your blog in the comments, I'd love to pay you a visit.  Good luck to all involved!


Molly of Molly's Canopy said...

Great research -- particularly finding that news clip about Earl and Hazel. Newspaper research helps round out our ancestors' stories, as you have shown here. Nicely done!

Stephanie Lincecum said...

Oh, I love newspapers for research. Always turn to them whenever possible. Thanks for stopping by, Molly!

Kristin said...

I guess Earl Sr and his first wife were divorced since she died in 1943 and he married his second wife in 1940. Too bad Earl Jr. died so young.

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