Winnie Caroline Higginbotham

3 October 1896–1985 (Age 88)
Winston, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Winnie Caroline

When Winnie Caroline Higginbotham was born on 3 October 1896, in Winston, Mississippi, United States, her father, George Washington Higginbotham, was 35 and her mother, Louisa Caroline Morris, was 34. She married John Abner Hartin on 16 May 1915. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Rural, Clarke, Mississippi Territory, United States in 1935 and Beat 4, Clay, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died in 1985, in West Point, Clay, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in West Point, Clay, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Abner Hartin
Winnie Caroline Higginbotham
Marriage: 16 May 1915
William Royal Hartin
Hazel Hartin
Sam Hartin
John Hartin
George Washington Hartin

Spouse and Children

16 May 1915




    Sam Hartin


    John Hartin


    George Washington Hartin


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 11

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Winnie Hartin in household of John Hartin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Winnie Hartin in household of John A Hartin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilma Hickenbottom in household of G W Hickenbottom, "United States Census, 1910"

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