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Wallace B. Higgason

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Illinois, United States
Death: April 15, 1915 (56)
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; Walter Bruce Higgason; William Dinsmore Higgason; Orpha Avis Ruxton and Hazel Higgason
Brother of John Higgason; Augustus Higgason; Sarah Eliza Higgason; Emma Higgason and Elizabeth Ellen Higgason

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About Wallace B. Higgason

Burial: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/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 Jan. 15, 1877 in Iowa, died Jan. 29, 1938 in South Dakota. daughter of S.A. Brandon and Parshena Lee. In 1923 Ida married 2) Herbert Vedder. She and Herbert are buried in State Veterans Home Cemetery, Hot Springs, Fall River County, SD. Ida: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25525046

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. The 1885 & 1895 Iowa censuses both show him and family living in Cedar, Mahaska Co., Iowa. The first lists his occupation as farmer and the second as carpenter. In Zearing and then in Marshalltown, Iowa he had a business called the Higgason Remedy Company that made and sold the Higgason Hog Cholera Remedy.

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

1870 census - Higgasons:
State: Illinois Series: M593 Family: 52
Date: 1870 Frame: 00173 Line: 40
Sheet: 7 Image: 173
Henderson County July 1870
Relation to head of household was not recorded in this census. However, MyHeritage has developed technology to imply the relations based on surname, gender, age and position in the household. Though not perfect, the implied relations are often correct.
Relation to head Name Age
Head (implied) Samuel J Higgason 36
Wife (implied) Mary Higgason 35
Son (implied) John Higgason 15
Son (implied) Augustus Higgason 13
Son (implied) Wallace Higgason 11
Daughter (implied) Sarah Higgason 9
Daughter (implied) Emma Higgason 7
Daughter (implied) Elizabeth Higgason 5

Name W. B. Higgason
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 07 Mar 1906
Event Place Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Age 48
Birthplace Henderson Co., Ill.
Father's Name Samuel J Higgason
Mother's Name Mary D. Campbell
Spouse's Name Ida Brandon
Spouse's Age 30
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1876
Spouse's Birthplace Somerset Warren Co., Ia.
Spouse's Father's Name S. A. Brandon
Spouse's Mother's Name Parshena Lee
Reference ID p 116
GS Film Number 1014489
Digital Folder Number 004310031
CITING THIS RECORD: "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XJFM-P5S : accessed 20 February 2016), Samuel J Higgason in entry for W. B. Higgason and Ida Brandon, 07 Mar 1906; citing Des Moines, Iowa, United States, county courthouses, Iowa.

Ida marriage after Wallace died:
Name Herbert A Vedder
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 21 Oct 1923
Event Place Polk, Iowa, United States
Age 77
Birth Year (Estimated) 1846
Spouse's Name Ida Brandon
Spouse's Age 47
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated) 1876
Spouse's Father's Name S A Brandon
Spouse's Mother's Name Pertha Lee Digital Folder Number 004266318
CITING THIS RECORD: "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJDS-SGYW : accessed 20 February 2016), Herbert A Vedder and Ida Brandon, 1923.

Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002:
Typed or Handwritten H
Name Wallace B Higgason
Event Type Death
Event Date 16 Apr 1915
Event Place Lac Qui Parle, Minnesota
Record Number 166087
Certificate Number 006340
Certificate Year 1915
File Name 006340
Affiliate Batch Identifier NF068DO
Citing this Record: "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4CB-4ZK : 4 December 2014), Wallace B Higgason, 16 Apr 1915; from "Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Lac Qui Parle, Minnesota, record 166087, certificate number 006340, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.

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Wallace B. Higgason's Timeline

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