Charley Wilbur Lincecum

Charley Wilbur Lincecum

Male 1902 - 1990  (88 years)

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  • Name Charley Wilbur Lincecum  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 28 May 1902  Hickory Ridge, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1950-1967  Delta, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    "Across from the Delta High School." 
    Died 26 Oct 1990  Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 29 Oct 1990  Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Memorial Park Cemetery
    Person ID I10265  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2020 

    Father Francis Marion Lincecum,   b. 8 Jan 1857, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1931, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Annie Victoria Gibbs,   b. 15 Jul 1871, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1934, Advance, Stoddard, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1888  [7, 8, 9
    Family ID F3618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Georgia Ellen Hector,   b. 3 Dec 1903, Allenville, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1983, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1923  Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. Juanita Cloteele Lincecum,   b. 12 Apr 1925, Delta, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2014  (Age < 88 years)
     2. Billy Joe Lincecum,   b. 25 Jul 1932, Delta, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 2014, Surprise, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 May 1902 - Hickory Ridge, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jan 1923 - Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - "Across from the Delta High School." - 1950-1967 - Delta, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 1990 - Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Oct 1990 - Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Trig and Charley
    Trig and Charley
    "The early years."
    Charley and Sister Bertha
    Charley and Sister Bertha
    Francis Lincecum Family
    Francis Lincecum Family
    (l-r) Albert, Charley, Francis, Bertha, Annie, and Mary
    Charley (center) with Parents Annie and Francis
    Charley (center) with Parents Annie and Francis
    Old Sue and Charley
    Old Sue and Charley
    Charley Wilbur Lincecum Holding His Grandchild
    Charley Wilbur Lincecum Holding His Grandchild
    Trigg & Charley
    Trigg & Charley
    Charley Lincecum Family
    Charley Lincecum Family
    (l-r) Billy Joe, Juanita, Trig, & Charley
    The 4 Brothers & Sisters
    The 4 Brothers & Sisters
    Albert, Mary, Charley, & Bertha
    Charley Lincecum (middle)
    Charley Lincecum (middle)
    Ralph Kirk, Charley Lincecum, & Henry McNeely
    Trig & Charley, Albert & Jettie Lincecum
    Trig & Charley, Albert & Jettie Lincecum
    Charles & Imogene Moore, Charley & Trig Lincecum
    Charles & Imogene Moore, Charley & Trig Lincecum
    Lincecum Grocery
    Lincecum Grocery
    Charley & Trigg at Register
    Charley & Trigg at Register
    Lincecum Grocery
    Inside Lincecum Grocery
    Inside Lincecum Grocery
    Charley, Oct 1977
    Charley, Oct 1977
    In front of old Lincecum Grocery building.
    Charley & Trigg Lincecum, Norma & Chester Campbell
    Charley & Trigg Lincecum, Norma & Chester Campbell
    Parents of Billy Joe Lincecum and wife Betty Sue Campbell.
    Charley & Trig Behind Home in Cape Girardeau
    Charley & Trig Behind Home in Cape Girardeau
    Charley & Me
    Charley & Me
    Charley & Great-Granddaughter Stephanie
    Trig & Charley 1980
    Trig & Charley 1980
    57th Wedding Anniversary
    Grandpa Charley & Stephanie
    Grandpa Charley & Stephanie
    81 Today
    81 Today
    Charley on 81st Birthday
    Trigg & Charley
    Trigg & Charley
    Final Trigg & Charley
    Final Trigg & Charley
    Annie (middle) and Charley Lincecum
    Annie (middle) and Charley Lincecum
    Ed Hopper & Boys
    Ed Hopper & Boys
    With Charley Lincecum at right.
    Francis Lincecum, Sons, Grandsons, and More
    Francis Lincecum, Sons, Grandsons, and More
    Charley & Trig Lincecum at Cape Bridge
    Charley & Trig Lincecum at Cape Bridge
    Charley, Joe, and Mule Colt
    Charley, Joe, and Mule Colt
    At Reelfoot Lake
    At Reelfoot Lake
    George & Gert Baker; Trig & Charley Lincecum

    Documents
    Charley Wilbur Lincecum Certificate of Death
    Charley Wilbur Lincecum Certificate of Death

    Histories
    Depression Memories
    Depression Memories
    Article written by Charley Lincecum of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
    Lincecum Grocery
    Lincecum Grocery

  • Notes 
    • Charley married Trigg on 31 January 1923. They lived with Charley's parents the first 6+ months of marriage. They then moved into Jesse and Mary Strong's basement at 1405 Williams St in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

      An email from Grandpa, "About Mom and Dad's wedding; I don't think it was in Delta. There was no First Baptist Church in Delta in 1923. Mom lived in Allenville, and Dad on Hickory Ridge (his Daddy, Francis's farm) where I was born. He was working at the shoe factory in Cape Girardeau at that time. They lived in the basement of my Uncle Jesse and Aunt Mary Strong's house on Williams Street in Cape after they were married." In another email, Grandpa said Juanita said, "...they didn't live there long because I [Juanita] was born on Hickory Ridge."

    • About 1923 to about 1931, Charley worked in the Florsheim Shoe Company factory in Cape Girardeau. It was down by the [Mississippi] river. According to Grandpa, it was abandoned and torn down while he still lived in Cape Girardeau.

      Charley and wife Trigg, were farmers. They also owned and operated "Lincecum Grocery" in Delta, Missouri.

      On 22 November 1934, he bought 30 acres from each of his brothers and sisters, totalling 90 acres. Added to the 30 acres his father, Francis, left him (like each of his siblings), he had all 120 acres of "Hickory Ridge Farm".

      On 07 January 1944, Landon Mier bought all 120 acres from Charley for about $4,000.

      Grandpa spoke of the grocery in an email, "During my senior year (1949/50) my Dad bought the grocery from John Crawford (the building) and the Foster Brothers (the business). John Crawford ended up with the 40 acre farm (again)... Dad bought the store with the idea that I would run it. Well, I learned all about it, but on 28 DEC 1950 I joined the Air force, and left him with it. I think it nearly 'broke his heart,' but he recovered and stayed on as you know until 1967. He didn't get rich, but it was a good living at the time."

      While Charley and Trigg were minding the store, they lived in a house they built across from the Delta High School. When his son, Billy, retired from the Air Force in 1974, they all built a house in Cape Girardeau and lived there (1202 Hildale Circle) - Charley, Trigg, Billy, and Betty. The house in Delta was sold to Jerry Waddle.

    • Grandpa wrote about Charley and the 2 world wars, "...Dad was too young for WWI and too old for WWII. Also, he would have been eligible for deferment from WWII because he was a farmer. I remember things like ration cards for coffee, gasoline, sugar, etc., etc. I don't think we suffered that much, we just ate pork fat, beans, and other things that we grew on the farm. Grandma Trigg canned everything, fruits, vegetables, and even meats. Oh how good it was."

      23 July 1975, Jackson Post & Cash-Book (Missouri), pg 11:
      Depression Memories
      By: CHARLEY LINCECUM
      Cape Girardeau, Mo.

      We lived on a farm known as Hickory Ridge up on the hill from Delta during those days.

      Our barn full of new hay burned and we had to build a new barn. The next year we had a drought and no hay, so our neighbor, Henry Weissenborn, loaned us his binder to cut our oats as ours had burned in the barn. So we had the oats thrashed up in the hay loft to feed the stock through the winter.

      We hauled water in barrels about two miles every day and sometimes twice a day for five or six weeks. We used a team of mules and a wagon to haul water for our stock and to use for wash water and for cooking and drinking water.

      We milked cows and sold cream for what money we had to spend. When the banks closed it was hard to get the cream checks cashed.

      Of course we had our own meat and lard, butter and milk and eggs. We canned fruit from the orchard and raised our own potatoes and sweet potatoes.

      It was hard getting by sometimes, but we always had plenty to eat for which we were thankful.

      [Caption One: "The man in this picture is Charley Lincecum, holding his son Joe on a little mule colt."
      [Caption Two: "This is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lincecum, Juanita, with two of the mares the family worked during the depression times."]



      The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
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    • According to Charley's death certificate, c.o.d. was "cardiac arrythmia, aortic stenesis, respiratory infection (natural)."

      Charley's funeral service was held at 1:00 pm Monday, 29 October 1990 at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Missouri. He was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. [From In Memory card.]

      Words included:
      Treasured Seasons
      For everything there is an appointed season,
      And a time for everything under heaven -
      A time for sowing, a time for reaping;
      A time for sharing, a time for caring.
      A time for loving, a time for giving;
      A time for remembering, a time for parting.
      You have made everything beautiful in its time
      For everything You do remains forever.

  • Sources 
    1. [S593] Jackson Post & Cash-Book, Jackson, Missouri (print edition), 23 July 1975, Charley Lincecum, Depression Memories, pg. 11.
      Gives names of two children, Joe and Juanita

    2. [S908] Lincecum, Billy Joe, In Loving Memory Funeral Card, Funeral Service card for Charley Wilbur Lincecum, d. 26 Oct 1990.

    3. [S907] Lincecum, Charley and Georgia, Family Bible, Passed to Stephanie Lincecum (December 2016) from Michael Lincecum, grandson of Charley and Georgia Lincecum.

    4. [S1288] Spear, Bonnie Gibbs, Photographs, (Lincecum Family photos, including one caption; digital images of which were provided to Stephanie Lincecum December 2018).

    5. [S82] 1920 Missouri Federal Census.
      36th District, Welch Township, Cape Girardeau County

    6. [S107] 1930 Missouri Federal Census.
      District 34, Welch Township, pg. 6B

    7. [S107] 1930 Missouri Federal Census.
      Cape Girardeau County. District 34: Welch Twp. Pg 6B

    8. [S597] 1900 Census of United States, Missouri, Cape Girardeau, population Schedule; Online Images, Dwelling 90, Family 93, F. M. Lincecum household.
      Includes wife Annie; son Albert; and daughters Mary and Bertha

    9. [S650] Lincecum, B. J., Lincecum Genealogy, Featuring "The Lincecum Line" genealogy report dated January 1990.

    10. [S107] 1930 Missouri Federal Census.
      Cape Girardeau County. District 34: Welch Twp, pg 6B

    11. [S915] Marriage Record, Certificate of Marriage from the State of Missouri, 31 January 1923.
      Charles W. Lincecum m. Georgia Ellen Hector 31 January 1923 at Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri