The Binghams – Jim and Meedie

James and Flora Bingham, ca 1904, wedding photo, courtesy of Sharon (descendant).

James is the man on the left, I’m guessing ca. 1925

James Riley “Jim” BINGHAM was born in Uvalde County Texas on 14 December 1876 to Thomas and Mary (CANTRELL) BINGHAM.  His parents divorced before James was 4 years old, and he lived with his father.  James’s mother remarried two more times.

Jim died in 1933.  According to the family, Jim was laid-back and easy-going, never yelled at his children, told funny stories, and was a lot of fun.  “Grandma Meedie” was the backbone of the family and saw to it that things got done.

In Caldwell County Texas, Jim married Flora Almeda “Meedie” BRUMMETT, daughter of  James Logan BRUMMETT and Ella (HANDSEL)  BRUMMETT.  Flora was born in Lockhart, Texas on 10 February 1887.  She remarried to Andrew Jackson CANTWELL after James died.  Flora died 25 June 1958 in Williamson County Texas after being hit by a truck while crossing the highway in front of her house, on Route 1 in Round Rock.  She was crossing the highway to get her mail.

Known children of James R and Flora (BRUMMETT) BINGHAM:

i.  Otto BINGHAM, born in Texas 1906.

ii.  Ruby BINGHAM, born in Texas 1910.

iii.  Vina BINGHAM, born in Texas 1912.

iv.  Carrie BINGHAM, born in Texas ca. September 1916

v.  Twin girl, born and died in Texas 19 March 1918.

vi.  Twin girl, born in Texas 19 March 1918, died 5 April 1918.

vii.  Thomas J BINGHAM, born in Texas ca. 1921.

viii.  Laverne BINGHAM, born in Texas ca 1923.

ix.  Jesse (daughter) BINGHAM, born in Texas 1925.

x.  Harold BINGHAM, born in Texas 1928.

xi.  Janette BINGHAM, born in Texas ca April 1930.

Many thanks to BINGHAM descendants for providing much of the above information.

– Suzanne

James Bingham with Otto Bingham, ca 1907, courtesy of Sharon (descendant).

Flora Bingham, courtesy of Sharon (descendant).

Andrew and Flora Cantwell, Flora’s second marriage, courtesy of Sharon (descendant).

Obviously some letters are missing.

Note the palm trees

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  1. I will make markers for the Bingham twins, now that I know who those baby graves are.

  2. Excellent!! Thank you very much!!

  3. This is very nice. THANKS 🙂


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