Clark Harvey Higley

9 January 1860–after 1885 (Age 24)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Clark Harvey

When Clark Harvey Higley was born on 9 January 1860, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Truman Higley, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Ann Irvine, was 28. He married Louisa Ellen Hardy on 13 September 1883, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died after 1885, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 26.

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Clark Harvey Higley
Louisa Ellen Hardy
Marriage: 13 September 1883
Harvey Orrin Higley
Mary Jane Higley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 September 1883Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1867 · The Burtis Opera House
    Age 7
    The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 7
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    1868 · Impeach the President!
    Age 8
    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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 (10)

    • Clark H Higby in household of Truman Higby, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Higley Dont Know in entry for Albert Doley and Mary J Jan Horn, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Clark Higley in household of Truman Higley, "United States Census, 1870"

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