Esther Matilda Leontina High

14 March 1893–24 February 1970 (Age 76)
Nebraska, United States

The Life of Esther Matilda Leontina

When Esther Matilda Leontina High was born on 14 March 1893, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Charles Frederick Hyg, was 37 and her mother, Anna Mathilda Anderson, was 22. She lived in Garfield Township, Phelps, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years and Union Township, Phelps, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 24 February 1970, in Bertrand, Phelps, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 76.

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Charles Frederick Hyg
Anna Mathilda Anderson
Alma Sophia Theodora High
Mabel Eleanora High
Carl Arthur Julius High
Axel Albin Cornelius High
Esther Matilda Leontina High
Oscar Abel Theodore High
Leon Edwin High
John Oliver Victor High
Robert Frederick Walfred High
Anna Martha Viola High
Elva Alice Evangeline High
Edna Florence Olive High
Wilma Eunice Dorothea High
Earl Lawrence Knute High
Lenore Elaine Elizabeth High

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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 (chiefly East Anglia and northern England): nickname for a tall man, from Middle English hegh, hie ‘high’, ‘tall’, Old English hēah ( compare Hay 2), or a topographic name for a dweller on a hilltop or high place, from the same word used in a topographical sense. This second use is supported by early forms such as Richard atte High (Sussex 1332 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Hyg in household of Charles Hyg, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ester M Hyg in household of Charlie F Hyg, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Esther Hyg in household of Charlie F Hyg, "United States Census, 1920"

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