[Originally posted on previous platform September 2016.]
Percy Aubrey Cardwell was born 15 November 1892 in Gonzales County, Texas to William Alexander Cardwell and Edna Katherine “Kate” Lincecum. He married Emma Kate Lankford 5 May 1923 in Bexar County, Texas. Percy died at 1:30 p.m. on 25 November 1957 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, just ten days after his 65th birthday. He was laid to rest at San Jose Burial Park in San Antonio.
- Census: 8 June 1900 / Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
- Occupation: April 1910 / Retail Grocery Store Clerk at Bexar County, Texas (probably worked for his father)
- Census: 19 April 1910 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
- Occupation: June 1917 / Government Clerk at Bexar County, Texas
- Address: June 1917 / 345 Bill Green St, San Antonio, Texas
- Occupation: January 1920 / Public Bookkeeper at Bexar County, Texas
- Census: 5 January 1920 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
- Address: April 1930 / 228 Sycamore St., San Antonio, Texas
- Occupation: April 1930 / Real Estate Broker at Bexar County, Texas
- Census: 2 April 1930 / San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
- Address: 1942 / 1109 W. Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas
- Occupation: 1942 / City Tax Department at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
- Address: abt March 1945 / 1109 W. Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas
- Address: abt August 1946 / 1109 West Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas
- Occupation: abt 1957 / Clerk for City of San Antonio, Texas
- Address: abt 1957 / 1109 W. Craig Place, San Antonio, Texas
– Percy’s description from his WWI draft registration card (dated 5 June 1917): tall, slender, grey eyes, brown hair.
– From U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925:
P. A. Cardwell, age 27 (dated 20 March 1920)
destination: Tampico, Mexico
objective: Commercial; “to accept position with Tampico Banking Co.”
using port of Laredo, Texas
physical description: 6′ 2″ tall, long chin, brown hair, gray eyes, fair complexion, prominent nose, long face, (including a distinguishing mark of) “Long scar right temple near eye”
Also included with Percy’s passport application was a notarized letter from his father confirming Percy’s paternal parentage, birth date and place.
– From Border Crossings: From Mexico to U.S., 1895-1964:
P. A. Cardwell, age 28 (dated 30 December 1920)
occupation: Material Agent
from Tampico, Mexico to San Antonio, Texas (admitted at Laredo, Texas)
– Percy’s description from his WWII draft registration card (dated 1942): 6′ 2″ tall, 185 lbs, gray eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion.
– Per his death certificate, Percy died at 1:30 p.m. on 25 November 1957. Emma Kate Cardwell was the informant. Cause of death: Apoplexy, acute, severe, terminal (30 min). Hypertensive cardio-vascular disease (15 yrs). Arteriosclerosis, generalized, and severe of both legs with avascularity (6 mos).
Visit Percy Aubrey Cardwell’s page in the Lincecum Lineage database.
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