Georgia Higginbotham

F, b. 24 April 1892, d. 7 December 1978
     Georgia Higginbotham was born on 24 April 1892. She married Ellsworth Scott. Georgia Higginbotham died on 7 December 1978 at age 86. She was buried in December 1978 at Big Tygert Cemetery, Rockport, Wood Co., WV, Findagrave #6250563.

Child of Georgia Higginbotham and Ellsworth Scott

John Carey Higginbotham1

M, b. 1820, d. 1894
     John Carey Higginbotham was born in 1820 at Byrd, Brown Co., OH; son of John and Jane (Reed) Higginbotham.1 He married Sarah Stepro, daughter of Thomas Jefferson Stepro and Sarah Margaret Jones, on 26 October 1856 at Davis Co., IA. John Carey Higginbotham died in 1894 at Iowa. He was buried in 1894 at Orleans Cemetery, Moulton, Appanoose Co., IA, Findagrave #64034716.


  1. [S5558] 1850 Federal Census, Warren County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 178.

M. Ellen Higginbotham

F, b. 8 August 1922, d. 17 January 2017
     M. Ellen Higginbotham was born on 8 August 1922 at Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA. She married Paul Guinn Robertson on 12 November 1938 at Delta, Clay Co., AL. M. Ellen Higginbotham married Clifford Milton Boyd, son of James Ellis Boyd and Ruth P. Strome, on 8 August 1958 at Clark Co., NV, Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2007. M. Ellen Higginbotham and an unknown person were divorced in October 1976 at Riverside Co., CA; California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007. She died on 17 January 2017 at Mentone, San Bernardino Co., CA, at age 94.

Mary E. Higginbotham1

F, b. July 1855, d. after 3 April 1940
     Mary E. Higginbotham was born in July 1855 at Baltimore, MD.2,3,1 She married James Burke circa 1870.2 Mary E. Higginbotham died after 3 April 1940 at Richmond Co. (probably), NY.

Child of Mary E. Higginbotham and James Burke


  1. [S4111] 1940 Federal Census, Richmond County, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 2761.
  2. [S4115] 1900 Federal Census, Richmond County, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1154; FHL #1241154.
  3. [S4114] 1920 Federal Census, Richmond County, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 1239.

Agnes Rebecca Higgins1

F, b. 4 January 1906, d. 26 November 1973
     Agnes Rebecca Higgins was born on 4 January 1906 at Ida Co., IA.2,1 She was the daughter of John Julius Higgins and Carrie Elizabeth Cole.2 Agnes Rebecca Higgins married Clarence Frederick Wilson, son of Lewis Franklin Wilson and Matilda L. Curry, on 24 March 1928 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.1 Agnes Rebecca Higgins was buried in November 1973 at Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove, Ida Co., IA, Findagrave #47251109. She died on 26 November 1973 at Ida Co., IA, at age 67.

Child of Agnes Rebecca Higgins and Clarence Frederick Wilson


  1. [S3684] 1940 Federal Census, Ida County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1167.
  2. [S5468] 1910 Federal Census, Ida County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 406; FHL #1374419.

Blake Thomas Higgins

M, b. 5 March 1955, d. 30 January 1999
     Blake Thomas Higgins was born on 5 March 1955 at York, York Co., NE. He was the son of James Patrick Higgins and Dixie L. Blake. Blake Thomas Higgins died on 30 January 1999 at York, York Co., NE, at age 43

Obituary -- Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, Nebraska, Tuesday, 2 FEB 1999, p.9 (

Higgins -- Blake Thomas, 43, York, died Saturday (1/30/99). Born, York (3/5/55). Nationally certified professional photographer; operated studios in Laramie and Saratgoa, Wyo., Higgins Studio, York. Survivors: parents, James P. and Dixie, York; brothers, James "PatP, Seward, Michael, Reno, Nev; sister, Catherine Von Minden, Lincoln; uncles; aunts; nephews; nieces.

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, York. Greenwood Cemetery, York. Visitation: beginning this afternoon, Metz Mortuary, York. Memorials to the family to establish a Blake T. Higgins Scholarship Fund for photography students.

He was buried in February 1999 at Greenwood Cemetery, York, York Co., NE, Findagrave #203054911.

Edward Decourcy Higgins

M, b. 30 September 1911
     Edward Decourcy Higgins was born on 30 September 1911. He married Ruth Catherine Wendell, daughter of William G. Wendell and Elizabeth Isabella Lappin, on 14 July 1962 at St. Patrick's, Decatur, Macon Co., IL. Edward Decourcy Higgins died at Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL.

Flora Higgins

     Flora Higgins married Henry Cornelius, son of William Cornelius and Nancy McHenry, on 26 September 1878.

Children of Flora Higgins and Henry Cornelius

Helen Brelsford Higgins

F, b. 26 December 1891, d. 1969
     Helen Brelsford Higgins was born on 26 December 1891 at Pacific Grove, Monterey Co., CA. She married Charles A. Hendel. Helen Brelsford Higgins died in 1969. She was buried in 1969 at Hawthorne Cemetery, Hawthorne, Mineral Co., NV, Findagrave #43111556.

Child of Helen Brelsford Higgins and Charles A. Hendel

James Patrick Higgins

M, b. 9 July 1924, d. 25 September 2015
     James Patrick Higgins was born on 9 July 1924 at O'Neill, Holt Co., NE. He was the son of John Mathew Higgins and Hildred Katherine Withers. James Patrick Higgins married Dixie L. Blake in 1952. James Patrick Higgins died on 25 September 2015 at Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 91

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James P. (Jim) Higgins, 91, of Sun City, AZ, formerly of York, passed away on September 25, 2015.

Higgins was born July 9, 1924 in O’Neill to John and Hildred (Withers) Higgins. He and his wife, Dixie Higgins, owned and operated Higgins Studio in York from 1950 to 1990.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2007 and their son, Blake Higgins, in 1999. He is survived by two sons, James Patrick Higgins II (Shirley) and Michael Higgins (Cecelia); a daughter, Catherine Von Minden (Scott); 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret McGraw, Ellen Young and Caroline Richards (Howard) and one sister-in-law, Charlotte Blake.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 2, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in York with Monsignor James Reinert officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in York.

He was buried in 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery, York, York Co., NE, Findagrave #153015598.

Child of James Patrick Higgins and Dixie L. Blake

John Julius Higgins1

M, b. 11 June 1865, d. 29 July 1913
     John Julius Higgins was born on 11 June 1865 at Scott Co., IA.1 He married Carrie Elizabeth Cole on 19 May 1890 at Ida Co., IA. John Julius Higgins died on 29 July 1913 at Ida Grove, Ida Co., IA, at age 48

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The Ida Grove Pioneer, 6 August 1913, page 4: A complication of heart and liver trouble caused the death of John J. Higgins in this city Thursday afternoon of last week as an autopsy held Friday forenoon by the family physician ascertained.

John Julius Higgins was the second oldest child to be born to Julius C. Higgins and wife, both of whom preceded him in death a number of years ago. He was born in Scott County, Iowa, June 11, 1865, and had passed on his 48th birthday at the time of his death. The parents came to Ida County when he was 4 years of age locating in Galva Twp., and a few years later moved to Ida Grove which has continued to be his home almost continuously ever since.

He was united in marriage to Miss Carrie Cole in this city 23 years ago and to this union nine children have been born, eight of whom survive, one son and seven daughters: Clyde of Sioux City, Ila, Helen, Neva, Bernice, Agnes, Valda, and Aradene, all of whom were at home at the time of the father's death. Funeral services were held from the home Friday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Todd of the M.E. Church presiding, and the remains were laid to rest beside the graves of the parents in the local cemetery. The widow, who is left as sole provider and guardian of the children, has the sympathy of the entire community in her bereavement. The deceased also leaves three sisters to mourn his death: Mrs. John Belts of Cherokee County, Mrs. A.E. Flater and Mrs. O.S. Cole, both of Ida County.

He was buried in 1913 at Ida Grove Cemetery, Ida Grove, Ida Co., IA, Findagrave #45709514.

Child of John Julius Higgins and Carrie Elizabeth Cole


  1. [S5468] 1910 Federal Census, Ida County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 406; FHL #1374419.

John Mathew Higgins

M, b. 17 July 1893, d. 6 October 1979
     John Mathew Higgins was born on 17 July 1893 at Schuyler, Colfax Co., NE. He began military service WW I service, U.S. Army, PFC. He married Hildred Katherine Withers, daughter of Charles Devere Withers and Serena Walton Thurston, in 1923. John Mathew Higgins died on 6 October 1979 at Ft. Morgan, Morgan Co., CO, at age 86. He was buried in October 1979 at Memory Gardens, Ft. Morgan, Morgan Co., CO, Findagrave #69664402.

Children of John Mathew Higgins and Hildred Katherine Withers

Margaret Higgins

F, b. 13 May 1927, d. 22 May 2016
     Margaret Higgins was born on 13 May 1927 at Atkinson, Holt Co., NE. She was the daughter of John Mathew Higgins and Hildred Katherine Withers. Margaret Higgins married Keith Leroy McGraw in 1946. Margaret Higgins died on 22 May 2016 at Ft. Morgan, Morgan Co., CO, at age 89

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Margaret “Margee” McGraw, long time local resident and former English teacher at Fort Morgan High School, died peacefully in her sleep with family members at her side, on May 22, 2016.

Margee was born to John and Hildred Higgins in Atikinson, Nebraska on May 13, 1927. She was the second of four children. She resided on a ranch near Inez, Nebraska and attended elementary school at a one-room school house, and then at Saint Mary’s Catholic Boarding School in O’Neill, Nebraska. Margee graduated from high school, class salutatorian, at 15-years-old.

At age 16, Margee began college at Wayne State University in 1943. She transferred to the University of Nebraska where her completion was delayed due to her eloping with Mac McGraw. The two were married in Marysville, Kansas in on March 11, 1946.

Margee and Mac lived in Albion, Nebraska. Their first son was born in Omaha. Their next two sons, were born in Lincoln after Mac and Margee moved to Crete, Nebraska.

In 1952, the McGraw family moved to Fort Morgan. The family expanded with the births of sons and daughter.

Margee finished her bachelor’s degree in 1963 from then-Colorado State College (now the University of Northern Colorado) while raising six children. She began her teaching career in 1963. Margee earned her Masters of Arts in Education Degree in 1968. She served as English department chair for several years, and retired from teaching in 1984. Margee continued to complete courses at a variety of colleges and universities in an assortment of topics ranging from writing to French. Margee enjoyed putting her writing shills to use when asked by the Spencers to serve as a part- time proofreader on several occasions for the Fort Morgan Times.

One of her greatest sources of pride was teaching English to hundreds of high school students at Fort Morgan High. Margee developed lasting friendships with many community residents and faculty members of the high school. She and fellow faculty members enjoyed many outings and events.

Margee loved to travel. She and Mac ventured to Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They had numerous other adventures including an Alaskan cruise. Margee traveled to Europe on several occasions, Egypt, China, Russia, Mexico, Turkey, and Chile, as well as many locations in the United States.

After retirement, Margee made numerous trips to visit children and family in Arizona, California, Nebraska, Washington, Wyoming and Colorado. Margee’s grandchildren delighted in visiting “Grandma McGraw” in Fort Morgan. They loved her house, playing at Fulton Heights and Riverside Parks, driving the golf cart, trips to Dairy Queen, and what they considered a local delicacy, hot beef sandwiches, at local restaurants. Margee loved to keep abreast of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and thoroughly enjoyed their visits.

Margee was a member of Saint Helena’s Catholic Church, and served on a number of community boards and projects. She delighted in working on projects associated with the Library-Museum and with historical significance. She had a fondness for poetry, Irish music, and was passionate about literature, especially the works of Shakespeare and Dickens, and other English and Irish literature. Margee was an avid reader and had an extensive library of books.

Mac suffered a long-term illness, and died in 1992. Margee also was preceded in death by her sons John Patrick and Hugh Thomas, by her brother James Higgins, and by her dear friend Dr. Richard Simmons. She is survived by two sisters and by four sons, a daughter, and their families. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Her family mourns Margee’s passing, but take delight in their memories. While she will be grievously missed, she remains loved beyond what words can describe and will live on in our hearts, minds, and souls.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10:00 am at Saint Helena’s Catholic Church in Fort Morgan. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Fort Morgan Library/ Museum.

She was buried in May 2016 at Memory Gardens, Ft. Morgan, Morgan Co., CO, Findagrave #163147650.

Children of Margaret Higgins and Keith Leroy McGraw

Martha Jane Higgins1

F, b. 22 October 1859, d. 20 April 1940
     Martha Jane Higgins was born on 22 October 1859 at Illinois.2 She married Michael J. Kiely in 1878 at Washoe Co., NV. Martha Jane Higgins died on 20 April 1940 at Alameda Co., CA, at age 80.

Child of Martha Jane Higgins and Michael J. Kiely


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 574.
  2. [S3580] 1920 Federal Census, Yuma County, Arizona. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 51.

Mary Alberta Higgins

     Mary Alberta Higgins married John B. Taylor.

Child of Mary Alberta Higgins and John B. Taylor

Warren D. Higgins

M, b. 16 January 1921
     Warren D. Higgins was born on 16 January 1921 at Ohio.

Alexander Henry Higginson

M, b. 2 April 1876, d. 12 November 1958
     Alexander Henry Higginson was born on 2 April 1876 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. He married Rosamond Tudor, daughter of Frederick Albert Tudor and Louise Simes, in 1899. Alexander Henry Higginson and Rosamond Tudor were divorced. Alexander Henry Higginson died on 12 November 1958 at Stinsford, West Dorset District, Dorset, England, at age 82. He was buried in November 1958 at St. Michael's Churchyard, Stinsford, West Dorset District, Dorset, England.

Child of Alexander Henry Higginson and Rosamond Tudor

Henry Lee Higginson II1

M, b. 5 July 1900, d. 16 October 1981
     Henry Lee Higginson II was born on 5 July 1900 at Lincoln, Middlesex Co., MA.1 He was the son of Alexander Henry Higginson and Rosamond Tudor.1 Henry Lee Higginson II died on 16 October 1981 at Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL, at age 81. He was buried in October 1981 at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA, Findagrave #196097212.


  1. [S5469] 1910 Federal Census, Essex County, Massachusetts. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 586; FHL #1374599.

Carl A. Higgs1

M, b. 20 September 1894
     Carl A. Higgs was born on 20 September 1894 at Luray, Page Co., VA.1 He was the son of Joseph Higgs and Senora Cave.1 Carl A. Higgs married Ethel Lillian Miller, daughter of Thomas H. Miller and Mary K. Moats, on 24 December 1915, Ceremony by Rev. E. K. Thomas.1 Carl A. Higgs lived in 1926 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD.1

Children of Carl A. Higgs and Ethel Lillian Miller


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Carl Thurston Higgs1

M, b. 28 September 1916
     Carl Thurston Higgs was born on 28 September 1916 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD.1 He was the son of Carl A. Higgs and Ethel Lillian Miller.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 509.

Elwood Ralph Higgs1

M, b. 7 September 1922
     Elwood Ralph Higgs was born on 7 September 1922 at Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD.1 He was the son of Carl A. Higgs and Ethel Lillian Miller.1


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 509.

Joseph Higgs1

     Joseph Higgs married Senora Cave.1

Child of Joseph Higgs and Senora Cave


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 509.

Alice M. High

F, b. 1878, d. 1955
     Alice M. High was born in 1878. She married Wilbur Williams. Alice M. High died in 1955. She was buried in 1955 at Union Cemetery, Pleasant Valley, Jo Daviess Co., IL, Findagrave #13900704.

Child of Alice M. High and Wilbur Williams

Susan High

F, b. November 1866
     Susan High was born in November 1866 at Ohio. She married Newton Harting, son of Wilhelm P. Hartong and Eliza Ann Putt.

Susanna High

F, b. 6 January 1790, d. 1874
     Susanna High was born on 6 January 1790 at Upper Strasburg, Franklin Co., PA. She married Joseph Burkhardt, son of Jacob Burkhardt and Maria B. Hershey, circa 1812 at Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. Susanna High died in 1874 at Franklin Co., PA.

Children of Susanna High and Joseph Burkhardt

Catherine Highbarger

F, b. 28 December 1823, d. 30 June 1863
     Catherine Highbarger was born on 28 December 1823 at Maryland. She married Isaac Long, son of Jacob Long and Catherine Friedley, on 28 October 1843 at Washington Co., MD. Catherine Highbarger died on 30 June 1863 at Lincoln Twp., Ogle Co., IL, at age 39.

Evelyn Highbarger1

     Evelyn Highbarger married Jacob Show.1

Child of Evelyn Highbarger and Jacob Show


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Mary Loucile Highbarger

F, b. 7 December 1880, d. 6 December 1955
     Mary Loucile Highbarger was also known as "Lucy". She was born on 7 December 1880 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS; daughter of Newcomer and Amelia (Winders) Highbarger. She married Earl Stanley Garst, son of Thomas Chester Garst and Julia Catherine Bacon, on 15 March 1916. Mary Loucile Highbarger died on 6 December 1955 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, at age 74. She was buried in December 1955 at Highland Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, Findagrave #23809472.

Children of Mary Loucile Highbarger and Earl Stanley Garst

Abner Highberger1

     Abner Highberger married Magdalena Emmert.1

Child of Abner Highberger and Magdalena Emmert


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 616.

Annie Highberger1

     Annie Highberger was the daughter of Abner Highberger and Magdalena Emmert.1 Annie Highberger married Daniel S. Kreps, son of William R. Kreps and Susanna F. Stover, on 30 January 1907.1

Children of Annie Highberger and Daniel S. Kreps


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 616.