Mont Wesley Lincecum

Male 1901 - 1982  (81 years)


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  • Name Mont Wesley Lincecum  [1
    Born 18 Aug 1901  Temple, Bell, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Nov 1982  Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Person ID I8017  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2020 

    Father Luke A. Lincecum,   b. Between 1859 and 1860, Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1944, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Ida A. Bynum,   b. Between 1876 and 1878, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1952, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1892  Ellis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Family ID F2832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Fredabelle Alicia Pape,   b. 27 May 1909, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1949, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 24 Jul 1934  Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Montebelle Lincecum,   b. 29 Jun 1934, Sacramento, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 2012  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     2. Mont Wesley Lincecum, Jr.,   b. 19 May 1936,   d. 22 Dec 2012, Miramar, Broward, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     3. Perry Gamble Lincecum,   b. Abt 1939, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 2012  (Age ~ 72 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2818  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isabel Veronica Evans,   b. Between 1899 and 1900, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Jul 1925  Yolo, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth Pearl 
    Married 14 Feb 1953  Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1901 - Temple, Bell, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jul 1925 - Yolo, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jul 1934 - Carson City, Ormsby, Nevada, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Feb 1953 - Reno, Washoe, Nevada, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1982 - Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - From U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 via Ancestry.com :
      (Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem)
      Mont Lincecum
      Branch = Army
      Enlistment 24 May 1920, Release 11 June 1923

      - For the 1930 Sacramento County, California Federal census, Mont owned a home valued at $6,000.

      - Sacramento Bee (California)
      4 February 1943
      Chief Says Probe Clears Policeman Of Ties With Club

      McAllister Finds No Business Link Between Lincecum, Card Room Owner

      Police Chief Alec K. McAllister submitted a report to Acting City Manager Fred J. Klaus today stating "there apparently is no foundation" to a rumor that Detective Captain M. W. (Buck) Lincecum has a financial interest in the Reliable Clubroom, 1017 Sixth Strret.

      Klaus yesterday ordered an investigation into the matter. The Reliable Clubroom is one of several places ordered to cease illegal gambling operations as a result of stories published in The Bee.

      Talks With Pair
      "I have talked with Lincecum and Harry Holland, who operates the Reliable, and am convinced they have no business connections now and have not had any in the past," MaAllister said.

      [Article here details how the crack down on gambling and bookmaking has been successful, and what is being done to ensure that success continues.]

      Interviewed By Chief
      Holland last night was interviewed by the chief and verified Lincecum's version of their friendship. Holland stated he first met the officer 17 years ago when Lincecum was patroling a west end beat, and they have been close friends since.

      "Lincecum has no interest in my place and never has had any," Holland told McAllister...

      Lived With Captain For Period
      When asked about city directory listings in 1941 and 1942 which show his address to be the same as Lincecum's, at 2322 Second Avenue, Holland replied he stayed in the captain's home "for several weeks" in 1939 and again in 1940 while convalescing from an illness.

      He denied living with Lincecum at any other time but stated he visited the officer and his family frequently. During one of the periods he stayed in the officer's home while convalescing, he registered with a city directory representative. He said he has continued to vote from the Lincecum address and has not changed his address officially.

      ...(The county clerk's office reported a check back as far as 1936 revealed Holland has not been listed as a registered voter, either at the Taft Hotel [where he claimed to live] or in the ninth assembly district, precint No. 80, the precint of the 2322 Second Avenue address of Captain Lincecum...

      - Sacramento Bee (California)
      14 October 1943
      Detective Captain Is Named In Will Of Card Room Operator
      Detective Captain M. W. (Buck) Lincecum of the Sacramento Police Department will receive a trust fund bequest of undetermined value from the estate of his friend, Harry (Holland) Plafker, west end businessman and card room operator who died October 4th...

      The trust provision makes Lincecum the principal beneficiary, since Plafker intentionally omitted two sisters from his will and bequeathed single pieces of jewelry to another sister and a brother...

      Gold Belt Is Left
      Plafker also willed a gold belt studded with diamonds to Lincecum, and left $100 to the Christian Brothers College.

      Lincecum was cleared last February of a suspicion he had a financial intereest in the Reliable Clubroom, a card room and cigar store operated by Plafker at 1017 Sixth Street. Following an investigation of a rumor that Lincecum had such an interest, Police Chief Alec K. McAllister said he was "convinced Lincecum and Holland have no business connections now and have not had in the past."...

      Shall Go Into Trust
      Plafker's will contains no description of his assets nor any indication of the value of Lincecum's legacy. It provides the remainder of the estate after distribution of the smaller bequests, shall go to the Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association, in trust for Lincecum, who will receive the full amount when he reaches his fifty second birthday. He now is 44.

      To Becke Birnkrantz, a sister residing in New York, Plafker left a 3 1/4 carat diamond ring. A platinum watch and diamond studded chain goes to his brother, Herman Plafker of Brooklyn, N. Y. He left nothing to his other sisters, Anna Wisbarth of Brooklyn and Mollie Plafker of Wilmington, Del.

      - Sacramento Bee (California)
      20 March 1945
      State Tax Is Set On Holland Estate
      A report showing $1,600.78 in state inheritance tax has been assessed against Mont W. Lincecum's $22,918.28 share of the estate of Harry (Holland) Plafker was filed today in the superior court by State Inheritance Tax Appraiser Chris R. Jones.

      Plafker, the operator of a Sacramento card room for a number of years and known as Harry Holland prior to his death in October, 1943, named Lincecum, a Sacramento police officer, as his principal beneficiary...

      - Sacramento Bee (California)
      22 May 1947
      City Gives Lincecum Six Month Leave
      M. W. Lincecum, who was demoted from the rank of captain of detectives to patrolman on March 14th, last night was granted a six month leave of absence from the department by the city civil service board...

      Reports were submitted to the civil service board by Dr. H. R. Johnson, city physician, and Lincecum's private physician supporting the former captain's contention his health is such he must take several months rest.

      Lincecum was reduced in rank by City Manager Bartley W. Cavanaugh during a shakeup of the police department.

      - Sacramento Bee (California)
      13 March 1948
      Cavanaugh Defends Lincecum Demotion, Rejects Hearing
      City Manager Bartley W. Cavanaugh last night defended his action before the city council in demoting M. W. Lincecum from a captain to a patrolman in the police department and refused to bow to demands that the officer be returned to his former position or be given a hearing.

      The Lincecum case came to an open issue during a caucus meeting of the council when Councilman Paul Taylor demanded Cavanaugh give the former captain a hearing on the question of why he was reduced in rank during a reprganization of the police department last March.

      Says Lincecum Knows
      In answer to a question by Taylor, Cavanaugh declared:

      "I am quite certain Lincecum knows why he was demoted. It is not up to the city manager to call him in and explain."

      At another point, the city manager made this statement in reply to a question:

      "It is the responsibility of the city manager to select police supervisory personnel and I do not consider Lincecum qualified to be a supervisory officer."

      [Not transcribed is the back and forth about whether the council has any jurisdiction in demanding a hearing or anything from the city manager.]

      Manager Explains Action
      The city manager told the council that he demoted Lincecum and other supervisory officers of the police department a year ago "because I felt the police department was in bad condition."

      "In my opinion," he added, "our police department spent too much time doing something other than police work. In other words, in my best judgement, I did not think the supervisory personnel of the police department was doing a good job.

      "The reason Lincecum was reduced in rank is that he was not the best man suited for the job. He was spending too much time conducting a business outside the police department -- in short, a saloon."

      Took No Examinations
      Cavanaugh also pointed out that, despite the fact Lincecum had an opportunity to take any one of seven examinations, offered during the years he has been in the police department for the position of sergeant, he never availed himself of this opportunity.

      "There are 26 members of the police department," Cavanaugh said, "who have longer service than the 23 years Lincecum has been a policeman..."

      Makes Statement
      Taylor, at the opening of his arguments in favor of Lincecum having a hearing, said:

      ..."The Lincecum case is the subject of newspaper comment and verbal gossip in every circle and street corner of the town. It is an administrative matter, but at the same time it is a council responsibility because all of us are pledged to give good government to the people."

      The council's discussion of the Lincecum case came a few hours after Police Chief James V. Hicks announced he was transferring Lincecum from the K Street beat to a squad car, effective today. Lincecum will work the day shift.

      - Sacramento Bee (California)
      11 August 1948
      Lincecum Seeks Spot On Pension Board
      M. W. Lincecum, who was demoted from the rank of captain of detectives to patrolman in March, 1947, is a candidate for election to the city pension and retirement board, opposing Police Captain George F. Lofquist...

      Lincecum was demoted from the rank of captain by City Manager Bartley W. Cavanaugh during a shakeup of the police force which resulted in the resignation of Alec K. McAllister as chief of the department.

      Subsequently Lincecum took a leave of absence and upon his return was assigned to duty as a uniformed patrolman.

      - Sacramento Bee (California)
      20 February 1953
      Elizabeth Dahl Is Mrs. M. W. Lincecum
      M. W. Lincecum and his bride, Elizabeth Dahl, daughter of Fred Pearl, are living in Sacramento following their marriage at a civil ceremony in Reno Saturday.

      The bride was educated at Sacramento High School and Sacramento Junior College and was a member of Kappa Delta.

      Lincecum, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Lincecum, was educated in Temple, Tex.

      Traveling to Reno with the couple were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fletcher, sister and brother in law of the bride, and Pearl.

      The bride wore a navy blue suit, a pink flowered hat and navy blue accessories.

      A dinner at the Hotel Golden followed the ceremony.

      - Sacramento Bee (California)
      27 July 1955
      City Board Okehs 30 Year Officer's Retirement Plea
      The city retirement board today approved the retirement application effective tomorrow of Patrolman Monte W. (Buck) Lincecum, a veteran of 30 years service with the Sacramento Police Department.

      Under his service retirement Lincecum will draw a pension of $199.50 a month. At one time, Lincecum was captain of detectives in the police department but he was demoted some years ago in City Manager Bartley W. Cavanaugh's shakeup of department personnel...

      - From SSDI at Ancestry: 122-30-6322, issued 1955-56 by New York.

  • Sources 
    1. [S693] Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California (online archive), "City Board Okehs 30 Year Officer's Retirement Plea," issued 27 July 1955, accessed 28 June 2016, name of interest: Monte W. (Buck) Lincecum.

    2. [S829] Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Ancestry, Accessed 16 September 2016, Mont Lincecum, 122-30-6322, issued 1955-56 by New York.

    3. [S830] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, Entry for Mont Lincecum, d. 24 November 1982.

    4. [S833] 1940 Census of United States, California, Sacramento, Sacramento, population Schedule; Online Images, E. D. No. 34-126B, sheet no. 3A, household 71 -- M. M. Lincecum, accessed 16 September 2016, National Archives and Records Administration credited.
      Includes wife Fredabelle; daughter Montebelle; and sons Mont W. Jr. and Perry G.

    5. [S834] California Death Index, 1940-1997, Entry for Mont W. Lincecum, d. 24 November 1982 at Sacramento.

    6. [S680] Texas County Marriage Index, 1837-1977, (1) Entry for L. A. Lincecum & Mrs. M. J. Wade, 20 December 1888; (2) Entry for L. A. Lincecum & Ida A. Bynum, 13 October 1892.

    7. [S695] Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California (online archive), "Golden Wedding Pair Celebrate," issued 13 October 1942, accessed 28 June 2016, name of interest: Luke A. Lincecum.

    8. [S832] 1910 Census of United States, Oklahoma, Jackson, Headrick Township, population Schedule; Online Images, E. D. No. 141, sheet no. 12B, dwelling 208, family 215, Luke Lincecum household, accessed 16 September 2016, National Archives and Records Administration credited.
      Includes wife Ida; sons Ollie, Earl, and Mont; and daughters Eula, Tinnie, and Allice

    9. [S835] Carson City, Nevada Marriage Index, 1855-1985, Mont Wesley Lincecum m. Fredabelle Held 24 July 1934.

    10. [S828] 1930 Census of United States, California, Sacramento, Sacramento, population Schedule; Online Images, E. D. No. 34-60, sheet no. 1B, dwelling & family 18, Mont Lincecum household, accessed 16 September 2016, National Archives and Records Administration credited.
      Includes wife Isabel

    11. [S837] California County Marriages, 1850-1952, Mont Wesley Lincecum m. Isabel Veronica Evans 30 July 1925 at Yolo, California.

    12. [S691] Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, California (online archive), "Elizabeth Dahl Is Mrs. M. W. Lincecum," issued 20 February 1953, accessed 28 June 2016, name of interest: M. W. Lincecum.