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Walter Bruce Higgason

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Henderson County, IL, USA
Death: November 6, 1960 (76)
Long Nursing Home, Iowa City, Hardin County, IA, USA
Place of Burial: Union, Hardin County, IA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Wallace B. Higgason and Josephine Higgason
Husband of LaVera Ina Higgason
Father of Hazel Avonelle Rash; Frances Marian Higgason; Dorothy Higgason; Wallace Bruce Higgason; Orville John Higgason and 6 others
Brother of Ina Leona Higgason; William Dinsmore Higgason; Orpha Avis Ruxton and Hazel Higgason

Managed by: Robert Fahey
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About Walter Bruce Higgason

Birth: May 30, 1884 -
Death: 1960 (74) -

Twins with brother William. Some sites list birth year as 1886 but Walter's grave marker says 1884.

Son of Wallace B. Higgason and Josephine Higgason -
Husband of LaVera Ina Higgason -
Father of Hazel Avonelle Rash; Frances Marian Higgason; Wallace Bruce Higgason; Orville John Higgason; Max Robert Higgason and 5 others; Vern Higgason; Arlene Bitters; William Dinsmore Higgason; Ronald Higgason and Bettie Colleen Dix
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Obituary in Eldora Herald Ledger, Nov. 8, 1960, page 1:

Rites Today for Walter Higgason

Funeral services will be held, today, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. from the Anderson's Home for Funerals in Iowa Falls for Walter Bruce Higgason, a former Eldora and Union resident who passed away at the Long Nursing Home in Iowa Falls Sunday following a lingering illness. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery near Union.

Walter Bruce Higgason was born May 30, 1885, at Freemont, la. Survivors include Mrs. Higgason of Eldora; eight children, Orville and Max Higgason of Eldora, Mrs. Dean Rash of Union, Mrs. C.W. Meyer of Los Angeles, Calif., Wallace Higgason of West Bend, la., Mrs. Howard Bitters of Iowa Falls, Wm. Higgason of Sunland, Calif., and Mrs. James Dix of New Hartford; and two sisters, Mrs. Orpha Ruxton of Zearing and Mrs. Hazel Severts of Sioux Falls, S.D.
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa, Page 18, Nov. 8, 1960:

W.B. Higgason rites Tuesday at Iowa Falls

IOWA FALLS--Funeral services for Walter Bruce Higgason, 75, who died at the Long Nursing home here Sunday, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Anderson Home for Funerals. Burial will be at the Miller Cemetery, southwest of Union. Survivors include his widow, four daughters, Mrs. Dean (Avonelle) Hash, Union; Mrs. C. W. (Frances) Mayer, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Howard (Arlene) Bitters, Iowa Falls; Mrs. James (Betty) Dix. New Hartford; four sons, Wallace, West Bend; Orville, Max, both of Eldora; William, Sunland, Calif.; two sisters Mrs. Orpha Ruxton, Zearing; Mrs. Hazel Severts, Sioux Falls S.D.
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1920 United States Census:
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Union, Hardin, Iowa, United States
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 6
District ED 197
Sheet Number and Letter 6A
Household ID 143
Line Number 31
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number T625
Affiliate Film Number 492
GS Film Number 1820492
Digital Folder Number 004965870
Image Number 01086
Name, Role, Gender, Age, Birthplace:
Walter B Higgenson Head M 34 Iowa
Larena Higgenson Wife F 29 Iowa
Avadelle H Higgenson Daughter F 11 Iowa
Frances M Higgenson Daughter F 9 Iowa
Wallace B Higgenson Son M 7 Iowa
Orvile J Higgenson Son M 5 Iowa
Max R Higgenson Son M 3 Iowa
Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 March 2016), Wallace B Higgenson in household of Walter B Higgenson, Union, Hardin, Iowa, United States; citing sheet 6A, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,492.

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Walter Bruce Higgason's Timeline

May 30, 1884
Henderson County, IL, USA
May 22, 1908
Age 23
Zearing, IA, USA
Age 24
July 14, 1911
Age 27
Eldora, IA, USA
October 26, 1913
Age 29
Iowa Falls, IA, USA
June 22, 1914
Age 30
Union, IA, USA
March 18, 1916
Age 31
Union, IA, USA
January 27, 1918
Age 33
May 6, 1921
Age 36
Eldora, IA, USA
January 8, 1923
Age 38
Union, IA, USA