James "Jim" Henry Lynch (1866-1965)

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James "Jim" Henry Lynch

Also Known As: "Jim"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, Texas, USA
Cause of death: Pneumonia, left lower lobe due to arteriosclerosis, generalized
Place of Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Chicota, Lamar County, Texas, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas McAfee Lynch (1832-1884) and Rebecca Lynch
Husband of Edna Ann (Lee) Lynch (1873-1902) and Margaret (Pope) Lynch (1868-1945)
Father of Ira Lynch (1898-?); Thomas "Tom" Lynch (1901-1977) and Kitty Bell (Lynch) McEwin (1894-1982)

Occupation: Carpenter
Managed by: Jim Semple, Jr
Last Updated:

About James "Jim" Henry Lynch (1866-1965)

SEE "Timeline" for chronological order of life events including any photos and documents as available; SEE "Media" for any documents and photos included from "Timeline" as available.

MEMORIAL: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31562798

James "Jim" Henry Lynch was born on February 19, 1866 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee, a son of Thomas McAfee and Rebecca Jane (Nelms) Lynch. In time, wanting to become a doctor, he was apprenticed to a medical doctor. However, in his 2nd year of study, his father died. He gave up becoming a doctor to help support his family.

As a young man, Jim came to Texas with his cousin, Tom Proctor, following his Uncle James Renwick Lynch to the Hill Country, but the boys preferred Northeast Texas. He got settled and sent for his mother and unmarried sisters. His first wife was Edna Ann (Lee) Lynch (1873-1902). Their 3 children were Ira Lynch (born 1898); Thomas "Tom" Lynch (1901-1977) and Kitty Bell (Lynch) McEwin (1894-1982).

He was a farmer in Chicota and the county road supervisor for northern Lamar County, Texas. He was known for being kind to the chain-gang prisoners who worked the roads under his supervision. The prisoners never gave him trouble because he always treated them fairly and fed them decent food, and provided shelter. Troublemakers were headed off by other prisoners because they respected him. He gave up supervising the prisoners because the county wouldn't provide him the funds or supplies to proper meet the needs of basic human existence. His wife, Edna, died in 1902.

Later, he married Margaret “Maggie“ Pope. They homesteaded for a while in New Mexico and also ran a hotel there. She died in 1945. His last residence was at 2230 Culbertson St, Paris, TX. He was a retired carpenter.

Jim went to live with his granddaughter, Martha Aline Lynch-Greenstein, in Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, TX, during the final days of his life. He was placed in the Mt. Pleasant Nursing Home before his death.


On Friday, August 27, 1965, Jim H. Lynch, age 99, died of pneumonia, due to arteriosclerosis, in the Titus County Memorial Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, TX. The service was held on the following Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church in Chicota where Jim had served as an elder and deacon. Arrangements were with Fry and Gibbs with burial in the Presbyterian Cemetery behind the church in Chicota, Lamar County, TX.

"Sources": Family Genealogy Researcher Tory Crook, Link 1: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jkeene2000&id=I02647, Link 2: http://records.ancestry.com/james_henry_lynch_records.ashx?pid=26360164, U.S. Census Records, The Paris News, Lamar County Texas Genealogy site (See documents under “Media”, “Timeline” & “Sources” headings)

Note: Biography Overview arranged by family researcher Jim Semple, Jr.

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James "Jim" Henry Lynch (1866-1965)'s Timeline

1866
February 19, 1866
Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee, United States
1892
January 19, 1892
Age 25
Lamar County, Texas, United States

Texas Marriages Index (1837-1973)

Name: J. H. Lynch (James Henry Lynch)
Spouse's Name: Edna Lee
Event Date: 19 Jan 1892 (Marriage)
Event Place: Lamar (County), Texas

SOURCE: Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973, index, J. H. Lynch and Edna Lee, 19 Jan 1892; citing, Lamar, Texas, reference 2:28S066C; FHL microfilm 1293618, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M59232-5 , System Origin: Texas-VR , GS Film number: 1293618 , Reference ID: 2:28S066C.

1894
May 17, 1894
Age 28
Chicota, Lamar County, TX, USA
1898
November 1898
Age 32
Lamar County, Texas, USA
1900
1900
Age 33

1900 U.S. Census Record

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head James H Lynch M 34 Tennessee
Wife Edna Lynch F 27 Alabama
Daughter Kittie B Lynch F 6 Texas
Son Ira Lynch M 2 Texas

1901
June 18, 1901
Age 35
Chicota, Lamar, Texas, United States
1936
May 31, 1936
Age 70

SEE "Documents" for this event for copy of 1936 newspaper article

Article in the May 31, 1936 Paris News where Maggie (Pope) Lynch talks about her life and over 50 years as a school teacher. (Includes brief mention of husband J.H. Lynch and life in Chicota.)

REFERENCE: The Paris News, Paris, TX, May 31, 1936 (courtesy of Adrienne Dancer, 11-2014)

1965
August 27, 1965
Age 99
Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, Texas, USA
August 29, 1965
Age 99
Chicota, Lamar County, Texas, USA

Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery
Chicota
Lamar County
Texas, USA

Created by: Rebecca Craig Campbell
Record added: Nov 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31562798
Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31562798

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