THE KINKADE FAMILY IN
A Postscript to "Our Book" ....... 1932
By Ben F. Dixon
SUPPLEMENT TO "OUR BOOK"
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following chronology of the KINKADE FAMILY residence, from the time they left
I have consolidated this material from notes given me by Charles A.Kinkade and Katherine Kinkade-Donnelly-Wadmore, in 1931-32; by E. S. Kinkade, Jr., in 1932; notes by Mrs. R. M. Dixon in 1939 and before; and miscellaneous notes including reference to dates in P. M. Dixon's Journal, written 11/24/1898,and before.
1870, April 19
Dorsey Kinkade was born at
the year of the great typhoid epidemic at
family moved back to the farm in
Kinkade worked on construction of the New Court House at
Kinkade worked on the
Kinkade, Jr., was born at Peakesville, on the Sweet Home Farm.... He died
November 15, 1938, a sufferer from cancer in a hospital in
Kinkade Farm. This year the Kinkade
children went to school at the
1874, April 17
Sarah (Spilman) Kinkade died at Peakesville.
She was buried in the
1874 or 75
after Grandmother's death, the Kinkade Family went back to
Kinkade, with little Eben and Jimmy, went to
1875, April to December
P. N. Dixon,
on completing his apprenticeship at
1876, May or June
Kinkade was back in
1876, December, about Christmas
Kinkade brought his family back to
1877 - 78
This was the year, according to Mother Dixon, that Uncles Jimmy and Eben went to school to Miss Ludie Lehew.
In this year also, Rachel, Will and Mattie Kinkade attended public school in Kahoka.
In December, 1877, Uncle Ben married Susan Wadmore, and Aunt Em married James Wadmore - - both aided and abetted by old Squire Chappell of Williamston.
1878, Feb. 22
married Ed Messnier. She took Uncle
Jimmy and they went to Uncle Pat's place in
1878, Charley Kinkade moved his family into the old
1878, May or June
Kinkade married Rosanna Green-Lewis, widow, whose daughters Clarissa and Emma
married Tom Neal and Bill Otto. After
this second marriage, he moved with the younger children of both families, into
a house two blocks north of the Court House on
1878 - 9
E. S. Kinkade's fourth residence in Kahoka was the old Gilbert property by the railroad. This was the little cabin where Aunt Becky Spangler kept a little shop for so long.
E. S. Kinkade's fifth residence in Kahoka was the second floor of a frame house that stood at the site of the present Montgomery Opera House block.
1880. Nov. 15. The sixth and last residence of the E. S.
Kinkade family in Kahoka was a corner house on
1880 - 90
Rachel Kinkade married Perley Dixon, and they started housekeeping at
1870 - 82
Kinkade, Sr., worked at his trade of stone mason most of this period. He helped put up most of the permanent
buildings at Kahoka which required stone foundation work. He and Charley Kinkade both worked on the
1882, April 2nd
Kinkade, and the remnants of his family, removed to
E. S. KINKADE, SR.
his active work as a stone mason as he grew older. But for years he acted as the agent of P. N.
Dixon, and sold tombstones all over
took agencies for the "Oxien Remedies" and for the George Rupp
Company (Junk Dealers) of
that did not find their way into "OUR BOOK" when it was produced in
1932, should be preserved for the local and family history. I will incorporate them in this little sketch
on the Kinkade Family in
Uncle Charley Kinkade told me this one:
The Sunday before Grandpa left
"There is now therefore no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus."
following Sunday he laid over in
said he remembered a visit to a nice saloon in
following Sunday they were back in
"I've had about enough CONDEMNATION!" said Grandpa. "I've heard it on three Sundays, and in three different states. I wish somebody would think up a new text for a new sermon the next time I go to church."
THE SANCTIFIED PREACHER
yarn that E. S. Kinkade, Jr. told me about his father was Grandpa's own version
of his experience at the Holiness Meeting at Chambersburg,
The quoted words of the Holiness Parson he repeated to me slowly so that I might take them down for word for word.
Kinkade with his good wife Sarah Spilman, and a flock of little Kinkades, had
just become the proprietor of a little farm in
"True" proudly admitted the Cambellites. "Our Hump is a hump of faith!"
One night Uncle Eben Kinkade decided to take Sarah to the Chambersburg Temple of Holiness to hear a good sermon. The Preacher - - what a shame we do not have his name - - recognized Grandpa and other Campbellites in his audience. He did not hesitate to take advantage of a Golden Opportunity to show them where they had laid hold of a Grievous Error in Theology.
After laying them out and bowling them over in ranks, platoons and battalions in good old-fashioned homiletic style, he proceeded to show, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that the doctrine of FAITH, REPENTANCE, CONFESSION, BAPTISM, AND the GIFT of the Eternal Salvation lay far short of the gentle beauty of Holiness. He closed his eloquent sermon thus.
"Although, My Brethren! A
may [sic–submitter’s note–this should probably have been “man”] may have been
converted, God may have pardoned his sins, and by acts of obedience this man
may have been initiated into the
"Yet, My Brethern! This man has not had the Second Experience.
"We will liken him unto the man that was put into a cage with the lion. The lion was cross and wanted to eat him, But buy continually beating him with his cudgel, he could barely save his life. Nor had he time to look to the right nor to the left. By and By, my Brethren! there came along a lot of other lions, and they began to reach into the cage for the man!
"O. . . . what was to become of him?"
"He had but to say . . . . "Lord! Sanctify me! . . . .
"Then will the Lord come down! tear the roof off of the cage! grapple with the Old Monster Lion! . . . . and hurl him out! . . . . and in his place put a pitiful lamb!
"Sing! . . . . Brethren"
Uncle Eben heard Grandfather Kinkade tell this story many times. He remembered it so well that the closing words of the preacher's sermon were seared upon his memory. And Grandpa would close the story as follows:
"And I, says I, Come on Maw! Let's go! We're in a den of Lions!"
BEN F. DIXON
This postscript completed 1939.
Provided by Betty Latta Kitchen
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