On December 24, 1863 in the midst of the Civil War. Nathan and Caroline Allis Gilbert welcomed their last child, Caroline A. Gilbert. She had come to be known as "Carrie". At two and a half her father, Nathan Gilbert, died in Houston on a business trip. In the 1870 Census Carrie was 6 years old and residing in Beaumont, where she was the only one in the family to be born.
Carrie was educated at home in her younger years, and later attended Waco Female College. With an aptitude for the Arts, Carrie studied art at several institutions. On Dec 1, 1895 The Galveston Daily News carried an article about Carrie. "Miss Carrie Gilbert of Beaumont was one of the successful competitors in the art department of the Texas Coast fair, held at Dickinson. The first prize for pastel, copy, ideal composition, was awarded her. Miss Gilbert bids fair to be an artist of no mean degree."
21 Jan 1899 Carrie' s mother passed away.
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The Daily Enterprise (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 245, Ed. 1 Monday, January 23, 1899 Page: 4 of 4
The funeral services of Mrs. Caroline Allis Gilbert were held yesterday at the late residence of the deceased at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. P Pledger of the M. E. church, the interment taking place at Magnolia cemetery.
With the division of the estate Carrie was given lots and acreage. Vol. 26, page 498 Deed Records for Jefferson County.
Carrie Gilbert married Martin L. Hinchee on June 12, 1900. Vol. 3 page 374, Marriage Records for Jefferson County.
Later in the year, November 1900, Carrie G. Hinchee purchased three lots from C.T. Heisig (Vol.34, page 369 Deed Records of Jefferson county.) The same month, the note was released. She conveyed some lots in the old town of Beaumont to the Beaumont Lumber Company.
On May 3, 1913, at the age of 49 years, 4 months and 8 days Carrie passed away at her home on Park St from Bright's Disease of the Kidneys. (Death Certificate, Jefferson County)
Obituary Houston Post May 4, 1913
BEAUMONT, Texas, May 4. Mrs. Carrie A. Gilbert Hinchee, age 50 years, one of the best known women in Southeast Texas, died in her home, 814 Park Street, this morning. She was born and raised in Beaumont and was a member of one of the most prominent families of the city. She was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy. She leaves her husband, M.L. Hinchee, and two brothers John N. Gilbert, of Beaumont and Wilbur Gilbert of Los Angeles, and one sister, Mrs. F.T. Smith of this city.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. Walter J. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.
M L. Hinchee was born in 1859, in Illinois to Samuel and Nancy Matilda Mathew Hinchee.
Martin Luther Hinchee