Sunday, January 12, 2014

John C. Lingo

John C. Lingo.

Birth: 1859, Iowa.
Death: Jan. 4, 1946, Kansas.

Wife: Annie Lingo (1866 - 1952)

Children: Charles Henry Lingo (1887 - 1966). William Emmest Lingo (1898 - 1971).

Burial: Rochester Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

John C. Lingo came to Topeka, Kansas between 1906 and 1907.  In 1907 he was in the Grocer business called Holmes & Lingo, at 276 Forest Ave., by 1912 he was in business for himself his Grocer store was at 251 Oakland Ave., and lived at 247 Oakland Ave.

There are a few missing years the next records of him is in 1921, the records state he was Clerk in charge of Oakland's  Post Office station No. 249, he was also recorded as a Laborer.  His wife Annie was also recorded as clerk in charge of the Post Office.

As a young man I went to the store then call Moody's?, it sat on the North West corner of Oakland Ave and Iowa.  There was the store and the post office which was built beside it As a kid the post office was being used as a store room.

Their home was just north of the store.  Into day address the store would have been at 1101 Oakland Ave, the post office would have been 1103, both burn down in the 1960's, the house was at 1105, Oakland Ave., all were on the same lot.  I believe the house is still there although I haven't been down that way in a while.

The records of 1921 state the post office was up and running, but the post office records says it was discontinued in 1910, one has to be in error.

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