George Washington Higginbotham

18 March 1876–10 June 1949 (Age 73)
Cleburne, Alabama, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Higginbotham was born on 18 March 1876, in Cleburne, Cleburne, Alabama, United States, his father, William Franklin Higginbotham, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Anne Smith, was 25. He married Alice Maude Branum on 17 December 1900, in Erath, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Comanche, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 3, Comanche, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 10 June 1949, in Comanche, Comanche, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Old Dublin Memorial Park, Dublin, Erath, Texas, United States.

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George Washington Higginbotham
Alice Maude Branum
Marriage: 17 December 1900
George Marshall Higginbotham
Dealva Maurine Higginbotham
Willie M Higgingbotham

Spouse and Children

17 December 1900
Erath, Texas, United States



    Dealva Maurine Higginbotham


    Willie M Higgingbotham


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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • George W Higginbotham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Geo Higgingbotham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Geo W Higginbotham, "United States Census, 1910"

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