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Thomas Carroll Wingate (1866 - 1939)

Thomas Carroll Wingate
Born in Merryville, Beauregard, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Louisiana, United Statesmap
Died at age 73 in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 19 Jan 2022
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Old Leesville Cemetery, Leesville, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA [1]


Shreveport, La., Nov. 9 (AP) - State Senator Thomas C. Wingate, 73, of Leesville, veteran member of the Louisiana legislature and at one time acting lieutenant-governor, died at a local hospital today after a two week illness.

The body was taken to Leesville where final rites and interment will take place Friday, the hour to be designated later.

Senator Wingate besides having served in the state Senate from the Vernon-Sabine district since 1920, had also served two terms as sheriff of Vernon parish from 1904 to 1908 and from 1912 to 1916. Previous to his first term as sheriff he was in the state Senate for one term. He also served a four-year term as Vernon parish tax assessor.

When Lieut. Gov. John B Fournet was elected to the state supreme court in 1934, Senator Wingate as president pro tempore of the state Senate became acting lieutenant governor.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Margaret W. White and Mrs. Charles Cox, both of Shreveport, and Mrs. Helen Allen of Leesville; a son, Robert Wingate of Freeport, Texas; a number of grandchildren and three great grand children.

Senator Wingate was a member of the Leesville Baptist church and of the Leesville Masonic lodge, being the oldest member of that lodge. He was a native of Merryville, having been born there Oct. 10, 1866


  1. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 19 January 2022), memorial page for Thomas Carroll Wingate (10 Oct 1866–9 Nov 1939), Find A Grave: Memorial #21572488, citing Old Leesville Cemetery, Leesville, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by SFC USA RET Duffie and Kathy (contributor 46950425) .
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 January 2022), Thomas C Wingate, Ward 1 Leesville town, Vernon, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 98, sheet 1A, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,585.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 January 2022), Thos C Wingate, Leesville Ward 4, Vernon, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 144, sheet 20B, family 399, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 533; FHL microfilm 1,374,546.
  • "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 March 2021), Tom Wingate, 09 Nov 1939; citing Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, certificate number 13876, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 2,358,537.

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