Asbury Pinkston Lingo 1830-1909

Asbury Pinkston Lingo was a well-know citizen of Americus, Ga, serving as Chief of Police. He was grandson of Sarah Pinkston and Patrick Lingo, son of Mary Ann Smith and Pinkston Lingo, which makes him the uncle of John Asbury Lingo.

There was another Asbury Pinkston Lingo 1880-1972, son of Ida Gadden and William B. Lingo, however it is unclear who William’s father is…(probably Asbury’s brother). And many records have this Asbury as the son of an Asbury Pinkston in error.

More to be added here soon. See his obituary below, with the text following the image of the newspaper. For more, see his Family Search page

Obituary for Asbury Pinkston Lingo

Asbury inkston Lingo Obituary

Americus Times-Recorder. (Americus, Ga.), September 16, 1909

Aged Citizen of Americus Passes Away.

The funeral of Mr. A. P. Lingo, who passed away at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon was conducted Monday afternoon at the same hour from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. H. Egbert Allen, and attended by a large concourse of friends, who thus united In paying him final tribute.

The services tender, touching and beautiful, were conducted by Dr. Lansing Burrows of First Baptist church, and Dr. Bascom Anthony of First Methodist.

The casket was covered over with exquisite floral emblems, several sent from other cities.

While a large assemblage attended the services at the residence an even larger number united in the concluding service at Oakgrove Cemetery. At the close of this latter service, “taps” was sounded by Bugler Smith of Camp Sumter.

In the passing of Mr. Lingo, Americus loses one of her oldest and most esteemed citizens.

He had reached the ripe old age of seventy-nine years, and, until a week ago when sudden and fatal illness seized upon him, was as hale and strong as a man of sixty. No resident of Sumter county was better known, and his death will be very generally deplored.

When yet a young man he came to Americus from Randolph county, and for probably sixty years he has resided here.

When the gallant Cutts Artillery was organized in 1861 Mr. Lingo was among the first to join the battalion, and during the four years of civil strife he served his guns bravely and did.a soldier’s duty. No more gallant soldier wore the Confederate uniform.

His position was one of danger, always, but with that courage ever characteristic of the man, he filled It unflinchingly.

After the war he engaged in merchandising here for some time, and afterwards served as chief of police for a number of years. As an official lie was true to every trust imposed; as a friend he was true and loyal ever; a brave, chivalric gentleman.

Camp Sumter, 642, United Confederate Veterans, joined in the final tribute yesterday. Mr. Lingo is survived by three daughters, Mrs. H. E. Allen, Mrs. W. M. Ragan of Macon and Mrs. Henry Priest of Orange, Mass., and by two sons, Mr. Charles Lingo of Americus and Mr. George Lingo, who has been in the west several years.

As a mark of respect the offices of the Courthouse were closed Monday afternoon during the funeral hour.

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