Josephine Higley

13 May 1855–12 August 1867 (Age 12)
Holt, Clay, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Josephine

When Josephine Higley was born on 13 May 1855, in Holt, Clay, Missouri, United States, her father, William Gaylord Higley, was 36 and her mother, Maria Dayton, was 24. She lived in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 12 August 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 12, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gaylord Higley
Maria Dayton
Theodore Higley
Annie or Anna Gaylord Higley
Josephine Higley
William Higley
Dolly Higley
Lula Higley
Frank Higley
Leon Higley
Willard Higley
Maud Higley
William Higley

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (6)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 2
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
Age 5
In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
Age 8
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Highley (Shropshire), recorded as Hugelei in 1086, from an Old English personal name Hugga + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The modern form Highley is probably due to folk etymology (see Highley ).

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

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Sources (8)

  • Josephine Higley in household of W G Higley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Josephine V Higley, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Josephine V - Child Higley, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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