Charles J. Kincaid
1887 - June 11, 1943
After my mother, Bessie Inez Davison (nee Kincaid) passed away, my brother, Dale Davison, sent me a little gospel tract he found among her belongings that had been written by my grandfather, Charles J. Kincaid, entitled “Why should I be a Baptist?”
My grandparents, Charles J. and Pearl M. Kincaid (nee Collis), lived in Saint Louis, Missouri.
My grandfather supported his family of five children as a laborer. Although he had only a primary school education, mother said he had educated himself with a dictionary and his Bible. He did some preaching.
I do not remember my grandparents. My grandfather died on June 11, 1943 when I was two years old. My grandmother passed away two years later, on June 12, 1945, after having a stroke.
But through the influence of my grandparents, my mother and later my father became Christians, which of course had a great impact on my life as well.
When I was 23 I visited the Central Church of Christ in Saint Louis where my grandparents had attended. I spoke with an elderly brother who remembered my grandparents. He said they had beaufiful voices and sang duets at area-wide singings.
It gives me great pleasure to publish this little tract written by my grandfather!