Rufus Merritt Higginbotham

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Rufus Merritt Higginbotham
b: 7 Mar 1919
d: 1 Nov 2004
Biography
Texarkana Gazette 11/04/2004
R.M. Higginbotham (1919-2004) AR/NM
ROSWELL, N.M.-R.M. Higginbotham, 85, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Albuquerque. Mr. Higginbotham was born March 7, 1919, in Texarkana, Ark. He was former business manager of the Roswell Daily Record, a member of Roswell Chamber of Commerce, Redcoats, Noon Optimists, Elks and St. Thomas 'e1 Becket Episcopal Church and a World War II Navy veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Higginbotham. Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ronald and Marla Higginbotham of Roswell and Richard Higginbotham of Albuquerque; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kristin and Rob Hause of Ruidoso, N.M.; and three great-grandchildren, Kasey, Scott and Corey. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in South Park Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Tally officiating. Burial with military rites will be under direction of Lagrone Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico, 200 N. Lea, Roswell, N.M., 88201.
Facts
  • 7 Mar 1919 - Birth - ; Miller, Arkansas, United States
  • 2 Nov 2004 - Burial - South Park Cemetery ; Roswell, Chaves Co., New Mexico
  • 1 Nov 2004 - Death - ; Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States
  • 1930 - Residence - ; Garland, Miller, Arkansas
  • 1920 - Residence - ; Red River, Miller, Arkansas
  • 1930 - Residence - ; Garland, Miller, Arkansas
  • 1920 - Residence - ; Red River, Miller, Arkansas
Ancestors
   
Rufus Francis Higginbotham Sr.
14 Mar 1839 - 29 Jun 1923
 
 
Sanford Lullean Higginbotham
22 Jul 1879 - 11 Mar 1942
  
  
  
Margaret Florence Jacobs
17 Feb 1847 - 14 Mar 1928
 
Rufus Merritt Higginbotham
7 Mar 1919 - 1 Nov 2004
  
 
  
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Minnie Ola Crank
15 Oct 1881 - 12 Mar 1967
  
  
  
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Descendancy Chart
Rufus Merritt Higginbotham b: 7 Mar 1919 d: 1 Nov 2004
Alma Virginia Torrans b: 27 Oct 1911 d: 28 Apr 1996
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Sanford Lullean Higginbotham
Birth22 Jul 1879Arkansas
Death11 Mar 1942 Miller Co, Arkansas, United States
Marriage14 Mar 1901to Minnie Ola Crank at Garland, Miller, Arkansas, United States
FatherRufus Francis Higginbotham Sr.
MotherMargaret Florence Jacobs
PARENT (F) Minnie Ola Crank
Birth15 Oct 1881Arkansas
Death12 Mar 1967 Fouke, Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage14 Mar 1901to Sanford Lullean Higginbotham at Garland, Miller, Arkansas, United States
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MSanford Aubrey Higginbotham
Birth28 Feb 1906Arkansas
Death20 Mar 1985Brownsville, Cameron Co, Texas, United States of America
MarriageAbt. 1927to Private
Marriage13 Aug 1969to Veronica Solis at Harris County, Texas
FMargaret Muriel Higginbotham
Birth2 Sep 1909Miller, Arkansas, United States
Death17 Jan 2003Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriageto Holbert W Manning
FEmma Pauline Higginbotham
Birth21 Jun 1904Miller, Arkansas, United States
Death28 Jan 1984Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas
MarriageDec. 21, 1921to Paul Hubert Stockton Sr. at Miller Co., Arkansas
MRichard L Higginbotham
Birth11 May 1914Arkansas
Death13 Mar 1997Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriageto Ina Mae Brown
MRufus Merritt Higginbotham
Birth7 Mar 1919Miller, Arkansas, United States
Death1 Nov 2004Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States
Marriage28 Dec 1940to Alma Virginia Torrans at Miller Co., Arkansas
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Rufus Merritt Higginbotham
Birth7 Mar 1919Miller, Arkansas, United States
Death1 Nov 2004 Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States
Marriage28 Dec 1940to Alma Virginia Torrans at Miller Co., Arkansas
FatherSanford Lullean Higginbotham
MotherMinnie Ola Crank
PARENT (F) Alma Virginia Torrans
Birth27 Oct 1911
Death28 Apr 1996 Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico
Marriage28 Dec 1940to Rufus Merritt Higginbotham at Miller Co., Arkansas
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MRichard Higginbotham
Birth
Death
Private
Birth
Death
Marriage23 Jun 1989to Marla S Stokes at Clark, Nevada
Evidence
[S-2122898349] 1920 United States Federal Census
[S-2123735284] 1930 United States Federal Census
[S-2122898470] Social Security Death Index
[S-2115073768] United States Obituary Collection
[S-1799845225] Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957

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