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Jere Will Higgs

Jere Will Higgs

Male 1893 - 1952  (59 years)

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  • Name Jere Will Higgs 
    Nickname Jere Will 
    Born 5 Jun 1893  Alma, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 25 Jun 1900  Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 5 May 1910  DeQueen, Sevier Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Education 1914  Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    at the University of Arkansas 
    Occupation 14 May 1914  Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Address:
    civil engineer for the Kansas City & Southern Railway 
    • J.W. Higgs Jr., an attache of civil engineering corps of the K.C.S. Ry., now in charge of the concrete work, a great deal of which is being done in Louisiana, was visiting his parents Sunday. At the urgent request of some of the citizens, he agreed to make an examination of and report on the concrete work being done here.
    Misc 17 Sep 1914  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    visited his parents 
    • J.W. Higgs jr. who has been visiting his parents for a week, left Tuesday for Leesville, La. where he will complete his work with the civil engineering corps of the KCS preparatory to returning to the University at Fayetteville, Ark. to complete his course.
    Misc 24 Dec 1914  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    arrived for a visit 
    • J.W. Higgs jr. arrived in the city from Louisiana where he holds an important position in the civil engineering dept. of the Kansas City Southern railway to spend Christmas with his parents.
    Misc 8 Apr 1915  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    visited his parents 
    • J.W. Higgs jr. spent Sunday in the city visiting his parents.
    Misc 1 Jul 1915  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    visted from Texarkana 
    • J.W. Higgs jr. came over Thursday from Texarkana but returned on Friday. His mother, brother, and two little sisters accompanied him to Texarkana to visit with him for a while.
    Residence Dec 1915  Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Misc 16 Dec 1915  Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    visited his family 
    • J.W. Higgs jr., who is the senior transit man on the south end of the KCS with headquarters in Texarkana, arrived at home today to spend the holidays with his parents.
    Military 12 May 1917  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    enlisted 87th Division, 334 Field Artillery 
    Military 25 May 1917  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    registered for the World War I draft, 2nd Lt, 334 Field Artillery, 
    Military 24 May 1919  [2
    honorably discharged, 334 Field Artillery, 2nd Lt. 
    Census 9 Jan 1920  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Address:
    Fifth Street 
    • Jerry Will Higgs is listed in this family but then crossed out. Perhaps, he was visiting or a farm hand or boarder.
    Census 14 Jan 1920  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • It appears that J. Wills Higgs, same age as Jere Will, is our man. He appears to be enumerated in two places. The census taker seems to have been really sloppy in Idabel at this time.
    Residence 1924  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Address:
    4806 Junius 
    Residence 1925  Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Address:
    2501 W. College 
    Residence Jun 1926  Big Spring, Howard Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Residence 1930  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Address:
    714 Hillcrest St. 
    • 714 Hillcrest is now 714 Huntley
    Census 14 Apr 1930  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Address:
    714 Hillcrest St. 
    • In 1930, it appears that Robert W. Everett owned the house at 714 Hillcrest. He rented an apartment to Jerry Higgs and his mother. There were two servants in the house, presumably working for the Everetts.
    Residence 1931  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22
    Residence 1932  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Address:
    2202 Michigan Ave 
    Residence 1934  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Address:
    1606 Cascade 
    Residence 1 Apr 1935  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Census 10 Apr 1940  Irving, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    • The 1940 census records Jere as divorced.
    Military 27 Apr 1942  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    registered for WWII draft 
    Residence 27 Apr 1942  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    708 N. Glasgow 
    Residence Nov 1952  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [26
    Address:
    9836 Hathaway 
    Died 30 Nov 1952  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 26, 27, 28
    • DEATH: Died in a private plane crash.
    Buried Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 26
    Address:
    Garden of Eternity, Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park 
    Person ID I3531  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 30 May 2018 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Eliza Johnson (Lida) Cason,   b. 24 Jun 1868, Carrollton, Pickens Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1941, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1889  Arkadelphia, Clark Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [29
    Family ID F258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Grace Clowdis,   b. 22 Oct 1889, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1927, Big Spring, Howard Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Marriage License 21 Jun 1926  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [30
    • Interestingly, Tom Finney applied for the marriage license on Jere Will's behalf.
    Married 22 Jun 1926  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • Interestingly, Tom Finney got the marriage license instead of Jere Will. He and Morton Higgs were witnesses to the marriage.
    Children 
     1. Jere Will Higgs, Jr.,   b. 22 Aug 1927, Big Spring, Howard Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1972  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Pauline Langley,   b. 1895,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 29 Oct 1931  Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Marriage License 29 Oct 1931  Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3572  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Vesta Estelle Harrison,   b. 1907, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1983, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Florence Perkins,   b. 18 Feb 1904, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1982, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1943  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    Marriage License 17 Feb 1943  Grayson Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F1884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jun 1893 - Alma, 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 MapsCensus - 5 May 1910 - DeQueen, Sevier Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - at the University of Arkansas - 1914 - Fayetteville, Washington Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Address:
    civil engineer for the Kansas City & Southern Railway - 14 May 1914 - Louisiana
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    Link to Google MapsMisc - visited his parents - 17 Sep 1914 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - arrived for a visit - 24 Dec 1914 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - visited his parents - 8 Apr 1915 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - visted from Texarkana - 1 Jul 1915 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Dec 1915 - Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - enlisted 87th Division, 334 Field Artillery - 12 May 1917 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - registered for the World War I draft, 2nd Lt, 334 Field Artillery, - 25 May 1917 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Fifth Street - 9 Jan 1920 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 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 - Jun 1926 - Big Spring, Howard Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 21 Jun 1926 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1926 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    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 - 1931 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Oct 1931 - Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 29 Oct 1931 - Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    2202 Michigan Ave - 1932 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
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    1606 Cascade - 1934 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Apr 1935 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 10 Apr 1940 - Irving, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - registered for WWII draft - 27 Apr 1942 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    708 N. Glasgow - 27 Apr 1942 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Feb 1943 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    9836 Hathaway - Nov 1952 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Nov 1952 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Garden of Eternity, Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park - - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
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     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Jere Will Higgs - WWI
    Jere Will Higgs - WWI
    Jere Will Higgs - Jere Will
    Jere Will Higgs - Jere Will
    Will Higgs Family
    Will Higgs Family
    Will Higgs, Jere Will Higgs, Lida Cason Higgs

  • Notes 
    • In the 1920 census, he may be enumerated as J. Wills Higgs in the household of Viola Stepp, Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma.

  • Sources 
    1. [S641] Find A Grave, 25 November 2014; Jere Will Higgs; Jere Will Higgs; 137358420; Sherry.

    2. [S836] U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963, 23 December 2014; Jere Will Higgs, 1952.

    3. [S1057] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, 27 March 2017; Jere Will Higgs, SSN 457017357.

    4. [S706] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, 27 March 2017; Jere Will Higgs, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas, b 5 Jun 1893.

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

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

    7. [S981] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 17 September 1914; Held on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    8. [S980] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 14 May 1914; on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    9. [S981] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 24 December 1914; Held on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    10. [S981] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 8 April 1915; Held on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    11. [S981] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 1 July 1915; Held on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    12. [S981] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 16 December 1915; Held on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    13. [S705] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, 11 August 2012; Oklahoma, McCurtain Co, Higgs, Jere Will.

    14. [S716] 1920 US Federal Census, McCurtain Co., OK, Idabel; ED 157; Sheet 12-B; Dwelling 177, Family 264; Thomas Butler.

    15. [S716] 1920 US Federal Census, McCurtain Co., OK, Idabel; ED 157; Sheet 27; Dwelling 397, Family 564; Viola Stepp.

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

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

    18. [S1069] Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995, 27 March 2017; Jere Will Higgs to Grace Clowdis, 22 Jun 1926, Idabel, McCurtain Co, Oklahoma.

    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. [S1069] Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995, 28 May 2018; 29 Oct 1931, Jere Will Higgs to Mary Longley, Carter County.

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

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

    25. [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.

    26. [S1097] Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982, 27 March 2017; Jere Will Higgs, d 30 Nov 1952, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas.

    27. [S714] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, 11 August 2012; Jere W. Higgs, 30 Nov 1952.

    28. [S940] Texas Death Certificate, Jere W Higgs; Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas; File 59078; 30 November 1952.

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

    30. [S1069] Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995, 28 May 2018; Jere Will Higgs, Idabel, McCurtain Co., Jun 1926.

    31. [S1108] Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015, 30 May 2018; Grayson Co, Texas, 17 Feb 1943, Jere W Higgs to Florence Hill.


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