|Birth: ||Jun. 29, 1856|
|Death: ||May 31, 1935|
Hiram Randolph was the son of Green Berry and Martha "Rush" Bingham. He married (1) Pelona "Lona" Lingo McElwreath on February 9, 1879 in Trickham, Coleman Co., TX. They were the parents of six children. After her death in 1890 from typhoid fever, he married (2) Mary Isabell "Cupps" Amos on July 12, 1891. They were the parents of seven children.
Hiram's father moved his family from Mississippi to Louisiana sometime prior to 1854, moving back to the Hohenlinden, Mississippi area prior to 1858. He apparently was dissatisfied living in Louisiana and regretted his decision to move. Family legend has it that Hiram was born while his parents were crossing the Mississippi River on a ferry boat between Louisiana and Mississippi in 1856. Hiram's father enlisted in the CSA and served in the 24th Regiment of the Mississippi Vols. He fought in the Battle of Murfreesboro, TN and was reported killed at midnight on December 31, 1862. In Nov 1870, his mother remarried. Hiram left Mississippi and went to Texas on the second train that ever entered Fort Worth. On Christmas Day, 1876, he came to Trickham, where he met and married Pelona Lingo McElwreath.
OBITUARY for Hiram Randolph Bingham in "The Eden Echo" newspaper, dated May 31, 1935:
HIRAM R. BINGHAM, 78
PASSES AWAY FRIDAY
The thinning ranks of the men who made this country was further depleted Friday morning, when Hiram Randolph Bingham answered the final summons. To say of him that he was a typical West Texas pioneer is not trite nor idle praise for that describes him for those who know the kind of men who developed this land --- hard working, honest in the extreme, kindly and neighborly, level-headed, jolly and a success in his business of ranching.
Mr. Bingham was 78 years, 11 months and 2 days of age, having been born on June 29, 1856, in the state of Mississippi. He came to Texas 51 years ago settling near Coleman then coming to Concho County about 35 years ago and making his home about twelve miles northeast of Eden. He was one of the first sheep-men in this county, and was reputed to know as much or more about the raising of sheep, from practical experience as any man in West Texas. Hi Bingham could go up and down the street and call every man he saw a friend and every man was always glad to see him. He had time for a good word and a bit of pleasantry with everyone who spoke.
For several months, he had been in bad health, and had gone to various clinics for examination and for treatment. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Jackson near Eden.
Survivors include his widow who was formerly Mrs. Mary Amos and whom he married forty-five years ago in Coleman County; three children by his first marriage, who are Mrs. Joe Kingston of Trickham, Tom Bingham of Trickham and Bob Bingham of Wickett, and by his last union there survive, Mrs. Myrtie Blackburn of Blanco, Mrs. George Wagner of San Antonio, Mrs. Elmer Hibdon of San Antonio, Dewey Bingham of Eden, Mrs. Melvin Tollett of Eden, Mrs. Albert Stoepler of Eden, and Mrs. Arthur Jackson of Eden and a step-daughter, Mrs. Ellen Wade of Eden. Funeral services were conducted at the Eden Cemetery Friday afternoon by Elder Will Hanley of the Church of Christ of which deceased was a member. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Chas. H. Latham of Eden Hardware Co.
Active pallbearers were Roy Loggins, C.A. Ballard, M.A. Valentine, A.T. Conn, Enno Behrens, and Zack Murphy.
EDITORS NOTE: It was never our privilege to know Mr. Bingham in person, but we have heard some very fine comments concerning him. It is said of him that he helped to dig the first grave in the Trickham Cemetery; helped to build most of the ole-time rock fences in the Southern part of the county, and if he had an enemy, he never knew it. He was a friend, tried and true, trustworthy in every respect. He loved, trusted and served his Creator and is now resting in peace.
Green Berry Bingham (1834 - 1862)
Martha Rush Williams (1834 - 1922)
Pelona Lingo McElwreath Bingham (1851 - 1890)
Mary Isabell Cupps Bingham (1867 - 1950)
William Green Bingham (1879 - 1921)*
Beula Bingham Kingston (1880 - 1970)*
Robert Lee Bingham (1882 - 1970)*
Thomas Daniel Bingham (1885 - 1972)*
Hiram Osborne Bingham (1887 - 1904)*
Pocahontas Fredonia Bingham (1890 - 1890)*
Myrtle Ivy Bingham Blackburn (1892 - 1955)*
Gladys Ethel Bingham Stoepler (1895 - 1979)*
Dewey Fleet Bingham (1898 - 1954)*
Odessa Marcella Bingham Wagner (1900 - 1992)*
Eola Bingham Jackson (1903 - 1979)*
Susie Bingham Hibdon (1905 - 1985)*
Veo Bingham Vardeman (1909 - 1990)*
Missouri Adaline Bingham Hardy (1852 - 1889)*
William Alexander Bingham (1854 - 1940)*
Hiram Randolph Bingham (1856 - 1935)
John Osborn Bingham (1858 - 1913)*
Sarah Elizabeth Bingham Wright (1860 - 1901)*
Lewis Almareen Williams (1874 - 1876)**
Anderson Manning Williams (1875 - 1953)**
Alva Thompson Williams (1877 - 1964)**
Created by: Ruby Mordecai
Record added: Jun 04, 2008
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