Clarence Obenchain Higgins

Male1 August 1908–10 August 1984

Brief Life History of Clarence Obenchain

When Clarence Obenchain Higgins was born on 1 August 1908, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Fonza Higgins, was 38 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth "Eliza" Vest, was 38. He married Ruth Ann Horn on 16 July 1932, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 August 1984, in Lexington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Kerrs Creek, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States.

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Clarence Obenchain Higgins
Ruth Ann Horn
Marriage: 16 July 1932
Mayme Lucille Higgins

Sources (14)

  • Clarence Obenschain Higgins, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Clarence Higgins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clarence Obenschain Higgins, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 July 1932Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (16)

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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 1

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

    Age 9

    Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.


    Age 21

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUiginn ‘descendant of Uiginn’, a byname meaning ‘viking, sea-rover’ (from Old Norse víkingr). Compare McGuigan .

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Higgin, itself either a Lancashire variant of Huggin (from a pet form of Hugh ), or a variant of Hickin (from a pet form of Richard ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. See Hick and compare Higson .

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

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