07 April 2017

F is for Florence Ellen Gordon Lincecum (A to Z Challenge)

This was a tough letter.  Not a lot of Fs in the family tree.  And with the few there are, there's not a lot of information to share.

Florence Ellen was a daughter of F. E. and Alice Wallace Gordon.  She was born 8 April 1873.  Her death certificate provides a birthplace of Arkansas, but other sources suggest Mississippi.


(Death Certificate via FamilySearch.org.)

Florence married Herbert Clarence Lincecum 4 January 1896 in Hill County, Texas.  For the 1900 Texas Federal census, the couple was in neighboring Limestone County.  About 1910, Florence and Herbert moved a little to the northeast to Athens in Henderson County.  They resided there for the remainder of their days.  It appears the family even lived on the same street (Scott) for more than 20 years.

Florence and Herbert had five children:  Marcus Clarence, Lena/Lana M., Matson, Francis (Frances?), and Kathryn Evelyn.

[Side note:  Herbert, a son of Leonidas L. Lincecum and Sarah Virginia Lauderdale, was orphaned about the time he was becoming a teenager, aged 12 – 14 years.  He soon after went to live with his aunt and uncle, Mary (Lincecum) and James V. Matson.  Naming one of his sons Matson is possibly a nod to that couple who took him as their own.]

Herbert died 5 June 1921, leaving Florence alone when she was still a young 48 years old.  She did not remarry, but lived on for twenty more years.  Florence Ellen Gordon Lincecum died six days after her 69th birthday, 14 April 1942.  The remains of Florence and Herbert rest at Athens City Cemetery in Henderson County, Texas.

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...

I love that Florence is described as a "retired housewife" on this document. Women are so seldom acknowledged for the domestic work they do -- so this establishes not only her household occupation but also the fact that she retired from that work as one would from a job outside the home.

Click said...

I find it fascinating learning about family history and the way the people who came before me lived.

Cait @ Click's Clan

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