Can anyone confirm the father - more particulary the grandfather - of Augustus Fleming Lamkin, died age 75 in 1950? Cannot find anything on Dr. William Lamkin, his father, mentioned in Augustus' obituary.
Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, GA: May 22,1950: AUGUSTUS LAMKIN DIES AT RESIDENCE. Augustus Fleming Lamkin, 75, husband of the late Mrs. Nora Belle Culver Lamkin, died yesterday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. H.A. Woodward of 1014 Russell Street, after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Westover Memorial Park this morning at 11 o'clock. The Rev. J. Foster Young and the Rev. George L. King will officiate. The family requested that flowers be omitted.
Born on the Lamkin Grove plantation in Columbia County, GA, Mr. Lamkin was the son of Dr. William Booker, a widely known surgeon during the War Between the States. He was also the grand-nephew of Newton Randolph Fleming, one of Georgia's most famous surgeons.
Mr. Lamkin's step great-grandmother was Elizabeth Luke Lamkin, one of the most famous women leaders of the Confederacy. She attracted nationwide attention when she was arrested and convicted under military court in the closing days of the War Between the States. She was later pardoned by President Andrew Johnson. She had a militia which bore her name.
Pioneer Family: Mr. Lamkin's entire family settled in this section before the American Revolution on royal land grant. They came from Virginia where they were among the first families of that state. Mr. Lamkin was a literary man and a poet. He has a book of poems being published at this time. He taught school in Columbia county for a number of years then entered the furniture business, being very successful inthis venture before he was forced to retire on account of ill health. He was deeply religious, kind and thoughtful of everyone and beloved by scores of friends. He was a gentleman of the old South.
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