My mother-in-law was orphaned at an early age and I am trying to find information on her family for her son who is my husband. This is what I have and I am hoping someone might be able to help me.
D. K. Hesley was married to H. H. Higgins their son James was born in September of 1883 in Unicoi County, Tennessee. He died in Carbon Glow, Kentucky as a result of a coal mine accident on April 29, 1929. His brother-in-law gave the parents names on the death certificate so I am not positive they are correct. (The only H.H. Higgins I have found which might fit as his father was in Ashe NC.)
James Everett Higgins was married to Ella Ray Donals/Donnells. She was born in Scott County, Virginia in 1887. She died in Carbon Glow in January 1936. (They lived in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky)
The children of James and Ellie Higgins were:
•Arnold Edward was born April 30, 1915. He died in November 1970 in Los Angeles, California. He was married to Lil.
•Anna Marie was born 1919. She died November 2, 1956. She was married 1st to Lloyd Tupts and 2nd to John Henry.
•Carl Kenneth was born May 20, 1920. He died June 1, 1920.
•James Jr. was born November 17, 1924. He died October 24, 1992 in Los Angeles, California. He was married 1st to Myrtle Lawrence and 2nd to Betty Friend.
•Geneva Dallas was born in November 25, 1921. She married Roger Singer on December 24, 1937. Roger died September 7, 2003 and Geneva died on November 13, 2009.
•Juanita was born October 12, 1926. She was married to Alvin Plowman.
•Norma Lee was born September 6, 1927. She married Gerald Zane Gammons on December 12, 1945. Norma died on April 26, 2012.
•Helen Jean was born in 1935. She married 1st? and 2nd to Glenn Bly.
James Higgins and Ella Donals’ marriage record dated was 12/24/1913. “Certified Copy; County Sullivan; Roll No. 13; Book 1; Page 1913; Tennessee State Library and Archives. Original Material in Poor Condition. Best Copy Available”.
Anna Marie: is buried in Holy Cross Cleveland, OH
I really appreciate any help you give me on this.
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