Robert Lee Roy Hightower

16 June 1873–7 November 1966 (Age 93)
Zion, Izard, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Robert Lee Roy

When Robert Lee Roy Hightower was born on 16 June 1873, in Zion, Izard, Arkansas, United States, his father, Martin Van Buren Hightower, was 33 and his mother, Mary Ann Taylor, was 31. He married Catherine Jackson on 15 March 1891, in Izard, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Izard, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Strawberry Township, Izard, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 November 1966, in Zion, Izard, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Zion, Izard, Arkansas, United States.

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Robert Lee Roy Hightower
Catherine Jackson
Marriage: 15 March 1891
Mary Lornetta Hightower
Sidney Leroy Hightower
Ollie Elzora Hightower
Lizzie Elbirta Hightower
Homer Eldon Hightower

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15 March 1891
Izard, Arkansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 10

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps an altered form of Hayter ( see Hight ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert L Hightower, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert L Hightower, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert L Hightower, "United States Census, 1900"

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