James Franklin Higginbotham
James Franklin Higginbotham, 75, died at his home in Paden City, [WV] Monday [17 Aug 1936] after a lingering illness of several months. Funeral services were held in the Paden City Church of Christ. Rev. A.E. Harper of Newport, Ohio and Rev. Cornelius Abbott of Middlebourne officiated. Burial was made in the Northview Cemetery at New Martinsville.
He was born in Wetzel County, Dec. 10, 1860, the son of George Sansom Higginbotham and Georgianna Earnshaw Higginbotham.
A son, Owen F. preceded him in death in 1892.
Surviving are: his widow, Mrs. Huldah Hendershot Higginbotham, two daughters, Mrs. Allen Brown of Sunbury, PA and Mrs. Edward Meeker of California; two sons, Cecil at home and James Arnold of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Garner of Hundred and Mrs. Mary Hunt of Power. Fifteen grandchildren also survive. (August 17, 1936)
(Source: Wetzel County, WV Obituary Book, 1870-1940, Volume 1, 1981, p. 98, published by Wetzel County Genealogical Society - furnished by Darlene Bacon)