Emma A. Higdon

29 February 1864–2 April 1892 (Age 28)
Decatur, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Emma A.

When Emma A. Higdon was born on 29 February 1864, in Decatur, Indiana, United States, her father, John L. Higdon, was 35 and her mother, Martha Jane Humphrey, was 31. She died on 2 April 1892, in Clinton Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States, at the age of 28.

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John L. Higdon
Martha Jane Humphrey
Rachel Ann Higdon
Emma A. Higdon

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President
Age 1
"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1872 · The First National Park
Age 8
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English (Somerset):in Somerset probably a variant of the Devon name Heggadon, a habitational name from Heggadon in Ashwater (Devon). The placename may derive from Old English hēah ‘high’ + dūn ‘hill’.from the Middle English personal name Hikedun, a diminutive of Hick, a pet form of Ricard (see Richard ) + the Old French hypocoristic suffix -dun. For explanation of the initial H-, see Hick .

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

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