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Ann Longstreet Heiskell

Female 1919 - 1999  (80 years)


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  • Name Ann Longstreet Heiskell 
    Born 16 Mar 1919  Memphis, Shelby Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Aug 1999  Memphis, Shelby Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 7 Aug 1999  Memphis (Elmwood Cem), Shelby Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1. Obituary of ANN, pg A8, "The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal", 6 Aug 1999; article
      by Michael Erskine (E-Mail: erskine@gomemphis.com)
      says: ...Mrs Rickey died of emphysema at Methodist Hospital. She was 80...20
      year member of State democratic Executive Committee...from a family of
      politicians. Her great grandfather was Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, who
      in the 1800's was US Senator from Misissippi, Secretary of the Interior, and US
      Supreme Court Justice...she and her husband of 51 years, ALBERT RICKEY,
      first delved into politics in 1948, working on the successful campaign of
      Estes Kefauver for US Senator...she ran unsuccessfully for the TN State House
      of Representatives in 1950, challengiong the E. H. ("Boss") Crump
      organization...in that election, she wrote a series of verses satirizing Crump
      machine officials...in 1960 she ran the campaign that got her husband elected
      to the TN State Senate...she was a delegate to Democratic National conventions
      in Chicago in 1952 and San Francisco in 1988...she was vice pres of the Urban
      League and a member of the Film, Tape and Music Commission...in addition to her
      husband, ANN is survived by a daughter, LAMAR HAWKINS (better known as Lara
      Parker, achieved worldwide cult fame by playing Angelique in the Gothic Soap
      Opera "Dark Shadows"), three grandchildren, and a sister, ARDEANE SMITH...last
      Christmas (1998) her daughter surprised ANN by publishing a book of children's
      poems that her mother had written and tucked away in a drawer. Entitled "Bugs
      & Critters I Have Known", it was a fitting tribute to Mrs Rickey; her sister
      did the book's illustrations... services held 7 Aug 1999 at Canale Funeral
      Directors with burial in Elmwood...family request memorials be sent to A.
      Longstreet Heiskell Law Scholarship Fund at LCO School of Law at the Univ of
      Mississippi in Oxford, MS...".

      2. E-Mail 8/21/2004 from rwhawk@rraz.net (Richard Parker, Lake Havasu, AZ).
    Person ID I5124  Rickey Database
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2020 

    Family 1 Jay Beardsley, 1st HUSBAND 
    Family ID F8666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Albert Clifton Rickey, 2d HUSBAND,   b. 22 Dec 1917, Memphis, Shelby Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 2003, Memphis, Shelby Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1948  Memphis, Shelby Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Lamar Beardslee
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F1524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1919 - Memphis, Shelby Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Feb 1948 - Memphis, Shelby Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Aug 1999 - Memphis, Shelby Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Aug 1999 - Memphis (Elmwood Cem), Shelby Co, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Find A Grave www.findagrave.com.
      memorial ID# 36683563