11 April 2017

I is for Ida Lee Weeks Lincecum (A to Z Challenge)

Individual Report - ILWLincecumIda Lee Weeks was born 1882-1883 in Callahan County, Texas to George W. and Delila C. Weeks.  Her parents were early settlers of the Admiral community in that county.

Ida Lee married Edgar "Bud" Lincecum 4 September 1904 in Callahan County, Tx.  He was a son of Val Dies Lincecum (d. 1958) and Annie Smith.  The young couple had five children over a fifteen year period.  Four of them are named here:  J. B. (d. 1982), Bonnie Belle (d. 1975), George Edgar (d. 1974), and Lila Mae (d. 2006).

Though Ida Lee, in her son Edgar's household, is listed as "widowed" for the 1940 Scurry County, Texas Federal census, I think she was likely divorced.  Her (former?) husband Edgar was listed a few counties over, with a wife named Beulah.

After almost thirty years of marriage, and in her early 50s,  my fourth cousin-in-law had to start her life over in the waning years of the Great Depression.  What strength she had to possess.

Based on obituaries for two of her siblings, Ida Lee was living in Arlington, Tx by the late 1950s.  She did not remarry.

Ida Lee Weeks Lincecum died in 1971, outliving Bud by almost twenty years.  Her remains rest at the Admiral Cemetery, in the community her family helped to build.

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...

Divorced? Those court documents are another potential source of family history information, if you are able to find them. I also love the name Val Dies -- so unique.

Stephanie Lincecum said...

Good idea about the court documents. They are something I will hopefully be able to get.

There's an interesting family "legend" about the name of Val Dies -- maybe I'll write about it for the letter V.

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