Lucullus B. Lincecum

Male 1906 - 1930  (24 years)


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  • Name Lucullus B. Lincecum  [1, 2
    Born 5 Jan 1906  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jan 1930  Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Buried 12 Jan 1930  West Columbia, Brazoria, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Columbia Cemetery
    Person ID I7677  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father Lucullus Garland Lincecum,   b. Between 1870 and 1871, Wharton, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1931, West Columbia, Brazoria, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lula Woods,   b. Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F2691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1930 - Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 Jan 1930 - West Columbia, Brazoria, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - 30 December 1929, Brownsville Herald (Texas)
      Electrician Badly Hurt at San Benito
      (Special to The Herald)
      SAN BENITO, Dec. 30 -- Cul Lincecum, 24, is in Valley hospital in a badly burned condition after having been shocked by a high tension wire at 10:30 Sunday morning. His condition is thought serious. He had not regained consciousness early today.

      Lincecum was working on a pole near Sebastian when he accidentally touched the wire and was hurled to the earth, striking on his head. He was taken to the hospital by a Thompson ambulance.

      He has worked here a year, having come here from Victoria. His father, L. G. Lincecum, West Columbia, drove to Harlingen with his daughter Lucille to see his son.

      [Note: He was said to be improving in subsequent articles, but he died Friday, 10 Jan. 1930, Valley Baptist Hospital, Harlingen, TX. His body was sent to Angelton. Services were held Sunday, 12 Jan. 1930 in West Columbia, where he was to be buried. See blog post at Southern Graves -- http://blog.southerngraves.net/2013/02/more-voltage-than-used-in-death-chairs.html]

      - According to his death certificate, "Lucclus" died at 2:45 p.m. on 10 January 1930. Cause of death was "Toxemia & ex_rgulration. Accidental electrical 3rd degree burns."

      - 17 January 1930, The Weimar Mercury (Texas) -- via Newspapers.com
      BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS FAIL TO OFFSET VOLTS
      Harlingen, Texas, Jan. 10 -- Two blood transfusions failed to save the life of L. B. Lincecum, 25, os San Benito, who died here at 2:30 this afternoon from the results of an electrical shock, from a 33,000-volt line.

      The young man was employed by the Central Power and Light Company, and suffered the injury Dec. 29, near Sebastian, where he came in contact with a high line carrying more voltage than used in death chairs.

      Lincecum was on the cross arm of a pole, and his head touched the line, while he held a wire going to the ground.

      R. A. Ewing of the power department of the Central Power and Light Company, with which Lincecum was employed, gave a pint of blood in a transfusion this morning, and Scott Lincecum, brother of the deceased, who came here from West Columbia, gave blood in an effort to save his life.

  • Sources 
    1. [S531] Columbia Cemetery (West Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas), Grave Markers, Digital image supplied by Lewis Bean via FindAGrave memorial #9418004, acquired 26 April 2013.

    2. [S612] Brownsville Herald, Brownsville, Texas (online archive), "Card Of Thanks", issued 24 January 1930, names of interest: L. G. Lincecum, S. D. Lincecum, Lucille and Val Lincecum.

    3. [S350] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Entry for Lucceus Burleson Lincecum, d. Cameron County, 1-10-30, citing Texas Department of Health.

    4. [S516] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, Digital image of death certificate for Lucclus Burleson Lincecum, d. 10 January 1930 Cameron County.