Frederick Highsmith

12 August 1895–3 May 1969 (Age 73)
Honey Creek Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States

The Life of Frederick

When Frederick Highsmith was born on 12 August 1895, in Honey Creek Township, Crawford, Illinois, United States, his father, Cornelius Ewing Highsmith II, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Evelyn Rash, was 29. He married Sarah Violet Goodman on 8 October 1921, in Crawford, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Flat Rock, Honey Creek Township, Crawford, Illinois Territory, United States in 1900. He died on 3 May 1969, in Flat Rock, Crawford, Illinois, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Flat Rock, Crawford, Illinois, United States.

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Frederick Highsmith
Sarah Violet Goodman
Marriage: 8 October 1921
McKinley Verne "High" Highsmith
Darlene Highsmith
Alice Lorraine Garison

Spouse and Children

8 October 1921
Crawford, Illinois, United States


    McKinley Verne "High" Highsmith


    Alice Lorraine Garison


    Darlene Highsmith


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 15

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a smith, with the distinguishing epithet high, probably denoting one whose forge was at a higher location than another nearby smith.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred Highsmith in household of C E Highsmith, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fred Highsmith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fred Highsmith, "United States Census, 1940"

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