Samuel Higginbotham

10 September 1851–22 May 1940 (Age 88)
Randolph, Indiana, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Higginbotham was born on 10 September 1851, in Randolph, Indiana, United States, his father, Thomas Higginbotham, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Abernathy, was 30. He lived in Ward Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States for about 80 years. He died on 22 May 1940, in Winchester, White River Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Winchester, White River Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States.

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Thomas Higginbotham
Elizabeth Abernathy
Sara Jane Higginbotham
Samuel Higginbotham
Francis Marion Higginbotham
William Lafayette Higginbotham
Harrison Higginbotham

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 5

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in Lancashire now known as Oakenbottom. The history of the place name is somewhat confused, but it is probably composed of the Old English elements ǣcen or ācen ‘oaken’ + botme ‘broad valley’. During the Middle Ages this name became successively Eakenbottom and Ickenbottom, the first element becoming associated with the dialect word hicken or higgen ‘mountain ash’ or the personal name Higgin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Higginboghon in household of Frank W North, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Samuel Higginbotham in household of Frank W North, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Samuel Hickenbottom in household of Frank North, "United States Census, 1920"

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