The caption on the front of this postcard is "Third Street Intersection, Showing Dempsey Hotel, Macon, Ga." There is a handwritten date of May 31, 1947. The Dempsey Hotel was in operation from 1913 - 1983. In the early years, it was a luxury hotel that held lavish galas and candlelit dinners. Today, it is an assisted living apartment complex for the elderly.
This postcard was "made only by Tichnor Bros., Inc., Boston, Mass." It was "pub. by Service News Co., Macon, GA." It contains a George Washington 1 ¢ stamp, and is addressed to Mrs. C. Hirschemiller of Cincinnati, Ohio. The initial greeting from the senders, Wally & Betty, is "Hi Mom, dear --." They go on to mention a red X marked on the front of the postcard is where they were while writing. I don't know Wally, Betty, or Mrs. Hirschemiller, but I think that information is pretty cool. I can easily go stand where they once were more than sixty years ago. I hope their trip was a good one.
What does this have to do with Lincecum Lineage? It's somewhat of a stretch, but follow me for a moment... The actual address of the Dempsey Hotel / Apartments is 523 Cherry Street. This is a main street in downtown Macon that does connect to my family tree. A cousin, Charles Drury Peavy, was the secretary, treasurer, and manager of Wood-Peavy Furniture Co. in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Guess where they were located -- 558 and 560 Cherry Street! Not far from the Dempsey at all.
Just shy of one year ago, a kind relative sent me a copy of a letter written by Charles Peavy on company letterhead. It is was dated January 1899 and mentions many family members. To me, it is a priceless treasure.
Charles Drury Peavy (1864-1925) was buried in the Byron City Cemetery; Peach County, Georgia. More on that later. :-)
I dearly love FindAGrave. Today, I am especially grateful to Sondra Wills and her contributions of my great grand aunt and uncle, Bertha May Lincecum and Aaron Craig. I didn't even put in a request for them!
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Bertha May Lincecum was the daughter of Francis Marion Lincecum and Annie Victoria Gibbs. Aaron Craig was the son of Azro Thomas Craig. They were married 25 June 1919 in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri and eventually had five children. Bertha and Aaron were laid to rest in Sikeston Memorial Park; Scott County, Missouri.
Aaron's brother George W. Craig and his wife Hulda can also be found on FindAGrave. More contributions made by Sondra.