Sunday, October 26, 2014

Higginbotham, James Franklin

James Franklin Higginbotham

PARENTS: George Sampson Higginbotham and Georganna Earnshaw

BIRTH: 10 Dec 1860, Wetzel Co., WV
DEATH: abt 17 Aug 1936, Paden City, Tyler/Wetzel Co., WV
BURIAL: Aug 1936, New Martinsville, WV, Northview Cemetery

James Franklin Higginbotham, 75, died at his home in Paden City, [WV] Monday 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 [sic, Sampson] 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)

COMMENT: James Franklin and George Sampson Higginbotham fit into the Higginbotham family tree. As of 26 Oct 2014 the links have not been entered into the Yoho genealogy file of yours truly.

Richard E. Henthorn
26 October 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014


When using FindAGrave be sure to compare three things, if available: 
  1. the dates of birth and death listed at the top of the page, 
  2. the dates of birth and death shown on any tombstone photos, 
  3. the dates of birth and death listed in the obituary, if one is provided. 

Send the poster a message when they don't agree, in an attempt to eliminate typos when that's the problem.

24 October 2014

Follow By Email

The "Follow By Email" option is now available on all four of my Google blogs. You have to scroll to the bottom of the first page on each blog to find it and subscribe.

If you subscribe, when I post to that blog you will receive an Email message with the link to the post. This eliminates the need to constantly check the blog to see if I am posting.  This will be particularly useful in the case of the Obituary blog which I infrequently update.

Dick Henthorn
24 October 2014