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Eliza Johnson (Lida) Cason

Eliza Johnson (Lida) Cason

Female 1868 - 1941  (72 years)

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  • Name Eliza Johnson (Lida) Cason 
    Nickname Lida 
    Born 24 Jun 1868  Carrollton, Pickens Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 24 Jun 1870  Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 2 Jun 1880  Wilson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    First District 
    Residence 22 Oct 1888  Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 4 Aug 1890  Alma, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 8 Aug 1898  Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 25 Jun 1900  Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • The 1900 census reports that Lida and Will had been married for 10 years and that they had 3 children, all living.
    Residence 18 Jun 1901  Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Lida writes to Ida about the death of her mother, Bettie Cooper Cason 
    Residence 6 Jan 1909  DeQueen, Sevier Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 5 May 1910  DeQueen, Sevier Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • The 1910 census reports that Lida has had 5 children, all living.
    Occupation 5 May 1910  DeQueen, Sevier Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    teacher in the public school 
    Residence 11 Sep 1913  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    moved from DeQueen, Arkansas to Idabel, Oklahoma 
    • Mrs. J.W. Higgs and children left this morning for Idabel, where they will reside. Mr. Higgs has a position with the Democrat-Record of that city. During their long residence in De Queen, this estimable family has made many warm friends and the best wishes of all will follow them to their new home. - DeQueen (Ark.) Bee.
    Misc 11 Jun 1914  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    hosted the sixth and seventh grade classes a a lawn party 
    • Mrs. J.W. Higgs entertained the seventh grade pupils and those of the sixth grade who assisted in the school play with a lawn party, Friday night
    Occupation 23 Jul 1914  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    teacher in the Idabel Public School, teaching seventh grade 
    • The faculty for the Idabel Public School has, with possibly one exception, been chosen and assigned as follows:
      Mrs. J.W. Higgs, 7th grade
    Misc 10 Jun 1915  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    left for Royce, Texas to see her dying father 
    • Mrs. J.W. Higgs left yesterday for Royce, Texas in answer to a message announcing that her father was dying. She was accompanied to Hugo by her son Morton.
    Misc 24 Jun 1915  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    returned from her father's side 
    • Mrs. J.W. Higgs returned Monday from Royce City, Texas where she was summoned two weeks ago to the bedside of her dying father, Eld. J.H. Cason, who passed away a short time after she reached his side. A better man or a stauncher Christian than Rev. J.H. Cason would be hard to find.
    Census 6 Jan 1920  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Occupation 6 Jan 1920  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    teacher 
    Residence 1924  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Address:
    4806 Junius 
    Residence 1925  Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Address:
    2501 W. College 
    Residence 1930  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Address:
    714 Hillcrest St. 
    Census 14 Apr 1930  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Address:
    714 Hillcrest St. 
    Residence 1931  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Address:
    2202 Michigan Ave 
    Residence 1932  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Address:
    2202 Michigan Ave 
    Residence 1934  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Address:
    1606 Cascade 
    Census 10 Apr 1940  Irving, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Died 7 Mar 1941  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 25
    Buried Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 26
    Address:
    Denison Cemetery 
    Headstone - Will and Lida Cason Higgs - 1
    Headstone - Will and Lida Cason Higgs - 1
    Headstone - Will and Lida Cason Higgs - 2
    Headstone - Will and Lida Cason Higgs - 2
    Person ID I1492  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2018 

    Father Rev. Jeremiah Harris Cason,   b. 16 Dec 1832, Wilson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1915, Royse City, Rockwall Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Cooper,   b. 10 Sep 1834, Bedford Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1901, Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1856  Fairfield, Bedford Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John William Higgs,   b. 7 Apr 1859, Magnolia, Columbia Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1918, Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [27
    Married 3 Mar 1889  Arkadelphia, Clark Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [28
    Children 
     1. Jere Will Higgs,   b. 5 Jun 1893, Alma, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1952, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Morton Thomas Higgs,   b. 25 Sep 1896, Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1956, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Lida Higgs,   b. 30 Nov 1898, Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1974, Rolling Fork, Sharkey Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Bettie Higgs,   b. 24 Nov 1903, DeQueen, Sevier Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 2000, Edmond, Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     5. Mary Higgs,   b. 16 Sep 1906, DeQueen, Sevier Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1988, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jun 1868 - Carrollton, Pickens Co., Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 24 Jun 1870 - Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
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    First District - 2 Jun 1880 - Wilson Co., Tennessee
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 22 Oct 1888 - Texarkana, Bowie Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Mar 1889 - Arkadelphia, Clark Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 Aug 1890 - Alma, Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 8 Aug 1898 - Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Jun 1900 - Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lida writes to Ida about the death of her mother, Bettie Cooper Cason - 18 Jun 1901 - Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Jan 1909 - DeQueen, Sevier Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 May 1910 - DeQueen, Sevier Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher in the public school - 5 May 1910 - DeQueen, Sevier Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - moved from DeQueen, Arkansas to Idabel, Oklahoma - 11 Sep 1913 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - hosted the sixth and seventh grade classes a a lawn party - 11 Jun 1914 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher in the Idabel Public School, teaching seventh grade - 23 Jul 1914 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - left for Royce, Texas to see her dying father - 10 Jun 1915 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - returned from her father's side - 24 Jun 1915 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Jan 1920 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher - 6 Jan 1920 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    4806 Junius - 1924 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    2501 W. College - 1925 - Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    714 Hillcrest St. - 1930 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    714 Hillcrest St. - 14 Apr 1930 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    2202 Michigan Ave - 1931 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    2202 Michigan Ave - 1932 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    1606 Cascade - 1934 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 10 Apr 1940 - Irving, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Mar 1941 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Denison Cemetery - - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma
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     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Will and Nan Higgs
    Will and Nan Higgs
    Will and Nan Higgs
    Will and Nan Higgs
    Lida Cason - Age 7
    Lida Cason - Age 7
    Will Higgs Family
    Will Higgs Family
    Will Higgs, Jere Will Higgs, Lida Cason Higgs

  • Notes 
    • NAME: Originally named Eliza Johnson for the nurse who cared for J.H.Cason after his injury in the Civil War.

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      In the 1920 census, Lida is shown as head of household. Morton is not there. Jere Will is a boarder in another house and listed as a son. Lida's birthplace is listed as Louisiana. There is a Pat Higgs on the same street as Lida supposedly from Arkansas. Maybe connected.

  • Sources 
    1. [S125] Higgs, Lida C. - Death Certificate No. 11901 7 Mar.

    2. [S549] 1870 US Federal Census, Lowndes Co., MS, Columbus; p. 103; dwelling 974, family 1326; Cason, J.H.

    3. [S666] 1880 US Federal Census, Wilson Co, TN, First District; ED 247; page 4; dwelling 24, family 28; Cason, Rev. J.H.

    4. [S879] Lida Cason Higgs Letters, Letter to Ida Bledsoe, 22 Oct 1888, Texarkana, Texas.

    5. [S879] Lida Cason Higgs Letters, Letter to Ida Bledsoe, 4 Aug 1890, Alma, Arkansas.

    6. [S879] Lida Cason Higgs Letters, Letter to Ida Bledsoe, 8 Oct 1898, Van Buren, Arkansas.

    7. [S591] 1900 US Federal Census, Crawford Co, AR, Van Buren; ED 63; sheet 7A; dwelling 363, family 366; JW Higgs.

    8. [S879] Lida Cason Higgs Letters, Letter to Ida Bledsoe, 18 Jun 1901, Van Buren, Arkansas.

    9. [S879] Lida Cason Higgs Letters, Letter to Ida Bledsoe, 6 Jan 1909, DeQueen, Arkansas.

    10. [S573] 1910 US Federal Census, Sevier Co, AR, Bear Creek Twp, DeQueen; ED 171; sheet 17B; dwelling 291, family 301; John W. Higgs.

    11. [S981] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 11 September 1913; Held on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    12. [S980] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 11 June 1914; on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    13. [S981] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 23 July 1914; Held on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    14. [S981] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 10 June 1915; Held on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    15. [S981] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 24 June 1915; Held on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    16. [S716] 1920 US Federal Census, McCurtain Co., OK, Idabel; ED 157; sheet 9 A; dwelling 164, family 180, ; Lida Higgs.

    17. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 11 August 2012; Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1924, Lida Higgs.

    18. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 11 August 2012; Shreveport, Louisiana, City Directory, 1925, Lida Higgs.

    19. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 11 August 2012; Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1930, Lida Higgs.

    20. [S565] 1930 US Federal Census, Dallas Co., TX, Dallas; ED 57-38; sheet 18 B; dwelling 339, 714 Hillcrest St.; Jerry W. Higgs.

    21. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 11 August 2012; Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1931, Lida Higgs.

    22. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 11 August 2012; Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1932, Lida Higgs.

    23. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 14 April 2018; Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1934, Jere W Higgs.

    24. [S715] 1940 US Federal Census, Dallas Co., TX, Irving; ED 57-58; sheet 9 B; household 190, Lucille St.; Jere W. Higgs; 11 August 2012.

    25. [S714] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, 11 August 2012; Lida C. Higgs, 7 Mar 1941.

    26. [S641] Find A Grave, 25 November 2014; Lida Cason Higgs; Lida Cason Higgs; 23701831; Sandie Manning Lambert.

    27. [S1104] U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, 27 March 2017; Morton T Higgs, Certificate 209338, 1 Aug 1922.

    28. [S606] Arkansas County Marriages Index - 1837-1957, 11 August 2012; Lida Cason to J. W. Higgs.


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