Wallace B. Higgason

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Wallace B. Higgason

Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Death: Died in Lac Qui Parle, Minnesota
Place of Burial: Fremont, IA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel J. Higgason and Mary Dicky Higgason
Husband of Josephine Higgason
Father of Ina Leona Higgason; Orpha Avis Ruxton; Walter Bruce Higgason; William Higgason and Hazel Higgason
Brother of Sarah Eliza Higgason; Augustus Higgason; John Higgason; Emma Higgason and Elizabeth Higgason

Managed by: Robert Fahey
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About Wallace B. Higgason

Burial: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16946979

WALLACE BRUCE HIGGASON was born February 10, 1859 in Henderson County, Illinois, and died April 15, 1915 in Marietta, Minn. He married 1) JOSEPHINE DINSMORE October 13, 1881, daughter of WILLIAM DINSMORE and MARY HAMPSON. Josie’s parents were born in Ohio and she was born Nov. 14, 1860 in Martinsburg, Keokuk County, IA, and died Dec. 20, 1901 in her home in Zearing, Story County, IA. Both are buried at Cedar Twp Cemetery, Fremont, Mahaska Co. IA, as are their parents and Josie’s brothers and sisters. On March 7, 1906 Wallace married 2) Ida Brandon in Des Moines, Iowa, born about 1876 in Warren County, Iowa, daughter of S.A. Brandon and Parshena Lee.

Obituary from Fremont Gazette May 6, 1915: Wallace B. Higgason was born in Henderson County, Illinois Feb. 10, 1859, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ina Allen of Marietta, Minn., aged 56 years, 2 months and 6 days. At the age of 16 he came to Iowa with his parents and settled near Fremont. On Oct. 13, 1881, he was married to Josie Dinsmore, who passed away December 20, 1901. To this union were born three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Cressy Allen, Marietta, Minn.; Mrs. Jas. Ruxton, Zearing Iowa; Miss Hazel Higgason, Sioux Falls, S.D. Walter B., Union, Iowa; and William D., Des Moines, all of whom survive him. Of his father's family he is survived by three, Mrs. Eliza Garner, Oskaloosa; Mrs. Lizzie Howard, Axtell, Mo.; and Gus Higgason, Boise City, Idaho. He was converted in the Billy Sunday* meetings. He has been a great sufferer from the two diseases, cancer and tuberculosis, but when the final summons came to him he passed away quietly and peacefully into the new life. The funeral services were conducted at Marietta and the body was accompanied to Fremont by Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Ruxton, Walter and William Higgason, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Garner and Mrs. Lizzie Howard. A brief service was conducted by Rev. Williams at the cemetery Saturday afternoon.

* William Ashley "Billy" Sunday, 1862-1935, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century. More at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Sunday

Occupations for WALLACE B. HIGGASON: Real estate agent and veterinarian.

From the 1956 book 'Community History, Zearing, Iowa' by Donald H. Grimm:

The Higgason family was a prominent Zearing family in the early 1900's. Wallace B. Higgason was a veterinarian in our community.

Burial Cedar Township Cemetery, Fremont, IA, USA Birth: February 10, 1859 Death: April 15, 1915 (56) Immediate Family: Son of Samuel J. Higgason and Mary Dicky Higgason Husband of Josephine Higgason Father of Ina Leona Higgason; Orpha A. Higgason; Walter Bruce Higgason; William Higgason and Hazel Higgason

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Wallace B. Higgason's Timeline

February 10, 1859
Illinois, United States
July 20, 1882
Age 23
Age 23
May 30, 1884
Age 25
Henderson County, Illinois
May 30, 1884
Age 25
August 28, 1889
Age 30
Iowa, United States
April 15, 1915
Age 56
Lac Qui Parle, Minnesota
Fremont, IA, USA