Harold Edward Heigher

15 October 1911–19 October 1994 (Age 83)
Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life of Harold Edward

When Harold Edward Heigher was born on 15 October 1911, in Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, George Bunday Heigher, was 33 and his mother, Cora Estella Hopkins, was 36. He married Ruth Anna Darland on 12 November 1938, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. He lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1935 and Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 19 October 1994, at the age of 83, and was buried in Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States.

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Harold Edward Heigher
Ruth Anna Darland
Marriage: 12 November 1938

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12 November 1938
Wayne, Indiana, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

New Mexico is the 47th state.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 23

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire, Cheshire): unexplained; perhaps of Irish origin, a variant of Kehir, Keher, Munster and Connacht variants of Cahir, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathaoir, from an old Irish personal name.

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

Sources (3)

  • Harold Hughes in household of George Hughes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harold E Heigher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold Heigher, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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